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HURGHADA 2001

A BRIEF HOLIDAY FROM "ACH, WAAROM..." 

AUGUST 23 TILL AUGUST 30 2001

DUTCH version

On august 23 2001 we left for Hurghada with 6 persons: Sander, Tjeerd, Iris, me, Romke and Bas.

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We booked the Shedwan Golden Beach hotel, because you can go walking to the boats of Aquanaut.

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From the balcony you have a view in the direction of the harbour, and you can see a small part of the swimmingpool. It seemd a good option to use the swimmingpool to get rid of the salt on our bodies, but apparently lots of poeple thought the same. And yes, that crazy neighbour 3 balconies further...

Aquanaut's boats and their crew were very much to our satisfaction.

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Refreshments are a necessity in such a climat, so every now and then there was something switched between the Aquanaut I and the Aquanaut II (where we had our fun). Calamari, the cook, and Mahmout, the captain hepled with our equipment before and after the dive. (Why not during the dive, I wonder?) Achmed and also Hoessein gave good briefings and are nice persons.

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Most of the time Iris and I were buddies, and Romke, Tjeerd and Sander formed a threesome. Bas did the dives with Achmed, from who he could learn a lot and who could show him more nice things to see. Later on in the week Tjeerd did some dives with Iris and me and we had some buddy-changes. Sander and Iris have been enjoying snorkling.

Actually we all have been snorkling: with the dolphins!!!!

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But under the water is lots of beautiful to be seen. Here's a small collection:

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At the hotel were lots of cats (gee, Mozes seems to be fat compared to them!) who are accustomed to guests.

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Although we have booked half pension (there was no other way) we regularly ate out. Ofcourse also at Nelson's!

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And an egyptian holiday is not a real holiday without smoking a waterpipe!

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To make the page more fun, the pieces in red have been written by all of us during the last supper.

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AnD PLEaSE SIGN mY gUEstboOk !!!

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