The beautiful game

I went to San Siro last night to watch Real vs Juventus. Sat next to two wonderful German young ladies, both nurses on vacation here in El Gouna. Everyone was agog at the revelatory grandeur of Cristiano's bicycle kick score, but I remember Pelé scoring many such goals, so Zizou was not giving full credit when … Continue reading The beautiful game

The desert is a cold place

  The desert climate of El Gouna, Egypt is cold at night in winter.  The sun sets remarkably early here in late December, before 5PM; and it gets dark quick once it slips over the mountains. Then you get 13 hours of darkness, for the sun will not rise again till 6am. The temperature plummets, … Continue reading The desert is a cold place