|Il Mercato, Hadaba, Sharm El Sheikh|
|A white man enjoying life? - Behind one of many all inclusive resorts|
Those of us who insist on wandering around will have a real hard time in Sharm El Sheikh, but off course it is possible. And it is also possible to find deserted places - here in the desert, like it is everywhere else.
Suddenly it stroke me that we want to have vacation in a place like Sharm El Sheikh because our vacation is supoosed to be as far away from reality as possible - in order for us NOT the feel anything.
I am still in Africa, though what see does not resemble my life in Africa during the last 10 years. But in many ways North Africa is closer linked to the Middle East. Everything here is very effective and straight forward. One evening I am sitting in the area called Old Market to have a cup of coffee. The waiter is running while serving his costumers. Actually this place reminds me a lot more of Mexico than anywhere else. Here is the same self-esteem that recall from travelling down Baja California peninsula in the 1980es. Is there a connection between arab and latino men?
|Omar tried to make me pay him for the pictures he begged me to take of him!|
But real life have a nasty tendency to crush into your phantasy in the most brutal way - and I think there is nothing artificial about it - unfortunately.
Another and a lot more pleasant reality check was the evening when I was dining in Restaurant Abu El Sid located in the party area of Sharm El Sheikh, Naama Bay. First of all the food was delicious, but the service was exquisite - outstanding and excellent. Almost as good as in Tamarind Restaurant in Nairobi, which is a place I always look forward to return to. Apparently Abu El Sid has a branch in Cairo, and this reason enough to go to Cairo.
|Evening time in Naama Bay, Sharm El Sheikh|