Arriving in Hurghada

We met in Frankfurt, so we would travel and arrive together in Hurghada to ease the local coordination. The passport control went smoothly. Soon after that, we flocked with the other tourists to the waiting bus, which would bring us to our hotel. Since I usually don’t book package holidays, this was a nice extra. […]


Back home in Switzerland, I visited one of our neighbours, a lovely Egyptian lady in her eighties. When she was young, she met a Swiss man in Kairo and followed him to his homeland. I gave her an account of our holiday, and she was surprised I felt exposed in the café square. Why would […]

What women want

Guiding our steps in the direction back to our taxi, we crossed a small square with lots of cafés. This social area was solely occupied by men, and I suddenly felt very exposed, feeling lots of gazes upon me. I instantly felt stupid, having chosen to wear a dress that ended just over the knee […]

Sightseeing in Hurghada

What is there to see? To make the best of the remaining days, we evaluated the options and looked at what else was there to do. Hurghada used to be a fishing village until, in the 1980s, substantial investments changed it into the scuba and snorkelling hotspot it is today. Consequently, there are no pyramids […]

Diving right in ​

Our first morning started early as the German diving school had scheduled our pickup for 7:35 in the morning. With some coffee and a few small bites in my stomach (I’m not good at eating early), we marvelled at the view from the hotel entrance. The riffled arches beautifully framed the line of mountains against […]