We kicked back and got stuff organised for the rest of the week today. We booked quad biking, camel trek/stargazing and finalised our diving trips. We jad already booked a trip to Luxor from home. Prices are definitely more expensive on resort than booking in advance. The Luxor trip was far cheaper booked over internet from home – shame we didn’t do the same for the rest of the excursions.
Little Mister got a dose of the sunburns, but was very brave getting his aftersun on (despite lots of “ow ow ow”s). Belatedly, we read the instructions on the suntan lotion – it does say that even with a ton of it on to avoid the sun between 11 and 3pm, especially somewhere as hot as Egypt.
Gillian finished her Open Water diving out at Shark’s Bay and Little Miss got coloured braids put in her hair. She’d only wanted it part-braided, and said it would take an hour. Three hours later (sat in the sun while we all took turns sitting with her) it was done. And it hurt. She barely slept a wink the night after until we could get some scissors to take them out the next morning. In fairness, the guy offered to do half-length braids for free to make up for it, but she’d decided she didn’t want it done.
This was our first experience of the food at the hotel and it varied, a lot. The meat was a bit rubbish – very tough and fatty. However, the vegetables and fruit were superb. There was a “pasta corner” where the dishes are made up hot and fresh per diner which was delicious, and the desserts were rather tasty.