Category Archives: Egypt

The deep blue beautiful Red Sea

It is so amazing to dive into the Red Sea, which is actually deep blue, beautifully deep blue.

Half and Half Cromis with friends

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The contrast of the colors of the sea and the sea life is fantastic.

The deep blue beautiful Red Sea_and colorful fish
The deep blue beautiful Red Sea_and colorful fish

The fish are red, orange, yellow, blue, green, black and white…

Pufferfish in the Red Sea
Pufferfish in the Red Sea

Sometimes we get lucky and see a sea turtle. We have just a few photos of the turtles.

The deep blue beautiful Red Sea_2
The deep blue beautiful Red Sea_2

Those who like catamarans, have one more reason to travel to Port Ghalib in Egypt. 🙂

Red Sea catamaran
Red Sea catamaran

Stay tuned for more stories and photos from the Red Sea 🙂

Egypt: The Red Sea: Beautiful Sea Life

There are so many beautiful fish and corals in the Red Sea.

We have photographed in Sharm el-Sheikh, on the Sinai Peninsula, and in Port Ghalib. We think the coral reefs in Port Ghalib are the best. I have though heard that a legendary dive location is Ras Mohammed in Sharm el-Sheikh. Maybe we get to go there one day.

Have a look at these gorgeous fish:

Regal Angelfish and Crown Butterflyfish:

Regal Angelfish with friends_PG_2014

Butterflyfish are among the most typical and colorful reef fish. In most species of Butterflyfish, once couples are formed they remain together for many years or forever.

Angelfish is characterized by the dominance of a male. The male defends a territory up to 1.000 square meters!

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The Masked Pufferfish with Exquisite Butterflyfish:

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Pufferfish get their name from the ability to puff themselves up, when threatened.

Here is a new photo of one of my favourites: Exquisite Butterflyfish:

Butterflyfish And Glorious Light

 

The Red Sea is so amazing! The fish, the corals, the colors… they create a beautiful world, which is different every time you go below the surface.

I recommend warmly to rent or buy a mask and a snorkel. When you see the Red Sea sea life, you will fall in love with it.

Even the small fish, like Anthias and Half-and-Half Chromis will surprise you with their elegance and beauty.

One of my favorite corals is the Raspberry coral, which get its name of the fabulous red color.

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The sea life of the Red Sea on the coast of Egypt is especially beautiful.

We prefer to travel to Egypt in November, as the temperature is not too mild nor too hot. February-March could be another great time for us from the Nordics. People who are used to hot weather would enjoy the months before November as well as the months after April.

 

 

 

Hurghada: Goats, sheep, luxury breakfast and an Egyptian wedding!

During our visit in Hurhgada a few years back, we got close to the Egyptian life style.

But first, let me tell you of a luxury breakfast:
One morning we decided to try the hotel’s room service and ordered breakfast to the room. It said on the menu that the price is only 10 dollars. We expected bread, cheese, orange juice and coffee.

What a nice surprise it was to open the door in the morning and see three smiling faces bringing us a huge breakfast. I have never seen this much brought to two people. We were speechless.

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Luxury breakfast

The trays were filled with food and we also got sparkling wine. Unbelievable and fantastic.

Breakfast in Egypt

We had a big window towards the street and we liked to watch the Egyptian street and life style. A Chanell store, which sold bags, clothes etc a bit cheaper than the original Chanel was opposite to the hotel. We visited the store and bought a few nice hoodies. There was so much to choose from. Leather, perfume, t-shirts etc. The store owner was so nice.

Also the locals liked to visit the store.

Hurghada_locals shopping

It was quite a surprise for a Finn to see sheep and goats walking down the street 🙂 It is interesting to experience the difference in cultures.

Hurghada streets

As we watched the street life, we suddenly focused on the second floor of the Chanell store. The windows were broken, and the apartments looked abandoned. But guess what we saw on the balcony? More sheep and goats 🙂

Hurghada_goats living on the 2nd floor

Our hotel was in the suburbs of Hurghada. Walking down the street we saw just a few restaurants and shops, all close to the hotel. Otherwise it was quite empty.

On the streets of Hurghada_2

One evening, while reading our books, we heard loud beautiful music. We opened the window and saw there was a big building to the left of us.

Egyptian wedding arrangements

Someone was preparing a party, we thought. Later we understood it was an Egyptian wedding. We listened to the music and watched the people dance and have a great time. Now this was quite thrilling to experience.

No matter if you like to see the pyramids, meet some camels, enjoy water sports or beach life, have new experiences or go diving, I recommend to visit Egypt. It is such a beautiful country with friendly people.

Hurghada beach_lets rent a paddle boat

Red Sea

Hurghada_seen from the sea

Hurghada from the sea

 

Egypt: Red Sea: Regal Angelfish

Port Ghalib, Egypt is amazing. You can bathe in the sun on the great private sandy beach or enjoy the area around the huge swimming pools.

We like to go to the beach and dive into the Red Sea.

Here is one new photo for our Red Sea collection:

Regal Angelfish:

Angelfish

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More stories and photos coming soon – stay tuned 🙂

Egypt: Red Sea: Crown Butterflyfish

We had the opportunity to travel once again to Port Ghalib, Egypt.

The place is amazing.

Here is one new photo for our Red Sea collection:

Crown Butterflyfish:

Butterflyfish

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And one photo of our favourite:

Picasso Triggerfish:

Picasso Fish

More stories and photos coming soon – stay tuned 🙂