Orange lanterns

Today is Sham El Nessim, a celebration of the arrival of Spring in Egypt. In El Gouna, the wind is blowing in hard, and much water is being expended keeping vegetation alive where it ain't supposed to be. This is, after all, the desert. All the Richie Rich mamelukes are cruising about in their fancy … Continue reading Orange lanterns

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