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Our second home

Our second home is far away from Finland. It is a colorful and amazing home. A little wet, but that’s just nice ūüėČ Yes, you guessed right, I am talking about the Red Sea.

Beautiful RedSea_1

We share our second home with many. For example with the Exquisite Butterflyfish. Sometimes the Masked Pufferfish pays us a visit.

Pufferfish in the Red Sea
Pufferfish in the Red Sea

Most days we spend time with the Crown Butterflyfish, the Regal Angelfish and the Red Sea Sailfin.

Amazing sea life in the Red Sea_2

Where is this wet and beautiful second home of ours? Here:

MarsaAlam_Egypt

 

Orangespine Unicornfish

We have seen many fish in the Red Sea since 2011.  We have seen more than 100 different fish and photographed nearly 100 species. Some photos look awesome, some look nice and some are not as great as we thought, due to the sand dust, dark areas or plankton.

Photographing in the Red Sea is a dear hobby to us. We are not professionals with huge cameras and equipment. For our next trip we know of a few new tricks though, how to possibly get more amazing photos.

Here are a few photos from last year:

ps. click on the photos and you see them enlarged.

Orangespine Unicornfish

The Orangespine Unicornfish is a beauty. The black color is like velvet. The orange color is like art work on the fish. The blue eyes are like small diamonds.

A smaller fish, the Sulphur Damsel, is bright yellow. Just like the summer sun.  You recognize it from the black spot, which is a great contrast to the yellow color.  The fish likes to swim around the raspberry corals.

Sulphur Damsel

I am pretty sure many people would love the new experience to watch the fish and the corals below the surface of the Red Sea.

I recommend to try snorkeling. Buy your own mask and snorkel and dive into the amazing Red Sea.

One of the funniest fish is the Masked Pufferfish. In the photo below it watches the photographer as well as the Exquisite Butterflyfish couple.

The masked Pufferfish with the Exquisite Butterflyfish

Check out more fish photos in the previous blog posts.

If you are interested to buy a photo as an art print, as a canvas print or a decorative pillow, click here. There are many sizes and products to choose from.

Exquisite Butterflyfish pillow

Egypt: Port Ghalib (best of the best)

Since I was a child, I have been dreaming of visiting the mysterious, beautiful and fabulous Egypt, the country I had only read about in books.

Finnish writer Mika Waltari wrote a historical novel. It was first published in Finnish in 1945, and has been translated to 40 languages. 

Pyramidit

Then there were all the pictures, postcards and movies of the great and mysterious pyramids and sfinks.¬†The¬†Great Sphinx of Giza, commonly referred to as the¬†Sphinx, is a¬†limestone¬†statue¬†of a reclining or¬†couchant¬†sphinx¬†(a¬†mythical creature¬†with a¬†lion’s body and a human head) that stands on the¬†Giza Plateau¬†on the west bank of the¬†Nile¬†in¬†Giza,¬†Egypt.¬†

Great sphinx of Giza

Some years ago we found on Finnmatkat web pages information of a new destination РMarsa Alam. Close to the airport there are Coraya Bay and Port Ghalib. We visited Coraya Bay a few years ago. It was a great week.

Coraya Bay Egypt_Our beach_Sunny day

We decided to try Port Ghalib, due to the high class hotel and the amazing coral reefs right next to the marvellous and private sandy beach of The Palace Port Ghalib Resort. I fell in love with the hotel, the personnel, the interior, the food, the splendid service, the beach and the coral reefs. So did my husband. The colorful fish and amazing coral offer you new things to see each day. I have even seen a few sea turtles, swimming just five meters from me.

Sea turtle

The Picasso triggerfish is one of my favourites.

Picasso fish at PG Egypt_2

The yellow exquisite butterflyfish is another beautiful and exotic fish.

Chaetodon austriacus_The Blacktail Butterfly fish

This is ¬†a short¬†intro to the future stories and photos from the best place in Egypt –¬†¬†The Palace Port Ghalib Resort. If you enjoy kind and open people, sunny days, warm days, great beaches, snorkelling and diving, luxury hotels, relaxation, superb spas, fabulous food – travel right away to Marsa Alam.

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