Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Hergarda

Where to be begin?! Had the most amazing four days in Hurghada in Egypt.
We stayed at the   Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh And I have to say that the whole experience exceeded our expectations and was without doubt the best place we have ever stayed in, so much so that we will be returning with the children next Easter for 10 days.
The food was amazing, like dinning in a 5star London restaurant each day, we had in suite dining, where they came and set up the dining table in your suite, for breakfast, lunch and dinner and then once you had finished they came and cleaned up and took it all away. Of course you could go out to eat if you wished, but we didn’t really want to see anyone lol
They fully cleaned your room twice a day!. They ran me a bath in the evenings with candles incense and fresh flowers sprinkled in the water, this was just divine.
The staff were so friendly and every request was met with “my pleasure ” the hotel has a policy on tipping, where they ask you to tip at the end should you wish, and the amount will be handed out equally to everyone which I thought was great, and it also meant that the staff didn’t hassle you at all.
On the Saturday, we had a relaxing day by the pool, went in the sea snorkelling as the beach front is on a coral reef, we saw parrot fish, and also sorts of big and beautiful fish, that I couldn’t name.
In the afternoon, we booked a spa couples package, and both got massaged and had amazing facials.
We had to go early to bed that night, as my husband booked me a surprise ride on a hot air balloon over the Sahara desert to watch the sunrise. I have always wanted to go on a hot air balloon and we had both seen sun sets, but never a sunrise, and it was spectacular.
We had to set off at 3am and drive into the desert and get up into the air just before the sun was about to rise. It is so quiet and peaceful that high up, and so smooth that I felt like we were standing completely still, I thought I might feel a bit queasy being 3000ft up but it didn’t bother me at all. Would love to do it again in England, where we live, if you haven’t tried I recommend you do, I can’t put into words how special it is.
We got back at around 7am on Sunday, had some breakfast, relaxed by the pool, then had a quick hour nap, before getting picked up to go on a quad safari in the Sahara for 3 hours…which was AMAZING fun!!!
I got on with the Egyptian guide as I didn’t want to drive, and he had us doing jumps over sand dunes, i was even going in circles on two wheels for a bit while clinging on to him for dear life lol
While out there we saw wild camels, and a tree, that was standing on its own in the middle of the desert.
When we got back we were both knackered, covered in sand lol so was a bite to eat before passing out in bed.
Yesterday we both woke up at 6.am had a lovely breakfast and made the most of the pool, and did some more snorkelling, before having a huge lunch and getting ready to check out 2:30.
Needless to say, I didn’t get ANY crochet done! As I wasn’t allowed to bring my hooks on the way out or back on the plane.
We got back at midnight last night, and thankfully I had my yarn waiting for me, for the cape! So will make a start this evening. And tbh I am itching to get crafting again lol
xx


10 comments:

  1. Wow, what an AMAZING time you had!! I'd like to get in that bath right now, LOL!

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  2. Wow, sounds like a wonderful trip! I love Egypt, I did a hot air balloon at sunrise over the Nile, and I know what you mean about how amazing it is!

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  3. WOW! You travel in style, my dear! Nobody, not even my husband, has ever run a bath for me... I should probably talk to him about that, because it sounds like the type of spoiling a girl could get used to!

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  4. I just found your blog today in Ravelry. I enjoyed sitting here reading about your trip, your crocheting and the hunt to find beautiful buttons.
    I've just learnt how to do basic stitch in Tunisian Crochet and am interested in learning more.
    Enjoy your holiday.

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  5. Thank you for the lovely comments :)

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  6. Fabulous photos! Thanks for sharing.

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