Saturday, September 9, 2017

A Dream Location.....El Gouna, Egypt.....

After nearly four weeks of visiting Egypt's ancient sites we have moved into the modern, tourist resort of El Gouna.  Built in 1989 the resort town is situated along the Red Sea, 12 miles north of the city of Hurghada. A maze of man-made lagoons (el gounas) set the theme of this development along with several golf courses, 18 hotels, restaurants, shops, a hospital, clinics, marinas, schools and even a downtown area. El Gouna is a dream come true for lovers of watersports like snorkeling, diving, windsurfing, kitesurfing, waterskiing and parasailing. Sandy beaches lead into the crystal, clear waters of the Red Sea that offers just the right temperature for cooling off from the hot summer sun.

Will The Big Boy

Tee Tee The Female

It was six months ago when I stumbled upon the first ever house sit I'd seen in Egypt and jumped at the opportunity. We arrived yesterday and were welcomed in by the English homeowners. It was over ten years ago now that this courageous couple decided to jump into the unknown and move here with their seven year old son for a new way of life.  While living abroad has come with its challenges they have grown to love it here and have no plans to go back to the cold, damp United Kingdom anytime soon.

Our Backyard View....Pool And Lagoon

Back Of The Villa

Front Of Villa

Our temporary home is a modern Mediterranean-styled villa with three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a large outdoor entertaining area. The infinity pool overlooks a lagoon that leads out to the Red Sea. Set against a backdrop of mountains, desert and water the stunning view is something we surely will not get tired of. And the home comes complete with the company of some new furry friends who are just waiting for belly rubs. Tee Tee and Will are Egyptian Baladi's (desert dogs) that were once strays before they found their forever home. And there are several cats that live outdoors along with Mouse, the cat, who is allowed inside to interact with the dogs.

Found This Beach In Hurghada
Called Dream Beach

Easy Access Into The Water

Warm, Tranquil, Clear Water Of The Red Sea
It's Called The Red Sea Because Of Algae From The Bottom That Rises Once A Year
And Turns The Water A Reddish Brown

Stay tuned for plenty of photos, stories and adventures from this gorgeous home that we have temporarily adopted as our own, in El Gouna, Egypt.....along the gringo trail.

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