Beach Getaway at Egypt's El Ain El Sokhna Resort
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What a difference a half-hour makes. Just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Egypt's high-energy capital awaits a land of white sand beaches, turquoise waters, exquisite coral, and beautifully colorful marine life. This is where many of Cairo's successful and wealthy residents escape to for a weekend retreat, or sometimes just to get away for the day. This is El Sokhna.
The name "El Sokhna" means "hot spring" in Arabic – and it's derived from its proximity to the natural sulfur springs of nearby Gabal Ataka Mountain in the Eastern Dessert. If the beauty and tranquility of this resort aren't therapy enough, the region's natural resources just may be. It's long been believed that sulfur and mineral springs play a role in curing various diseases. They call it "therapeutic tourism." You'll call it "just what the doctor ordered."
With average air temperatures of 77 degrees Fahrenheit, sea temperatures in the 70s or 80s, and less than .6 inches of rainfall all year, this resort area is always in-season. When you go, don't forget to bring your camera to capture the beautiful colors of the green-blue water, pink coral, and multi-colored fish. Oh, and you just might catch a pod of dolphins dancing in and out of the water.
Pristine beaches. Luxury resorts. Perfect weather. And proximity to the Eastern Desert. It's no wonder El Sokhna has become such a popular vacation destination. So close to the history and excitement of Cairo, yet a world away.
Drink like an Egyptian
Egyptians had many rituals for both the living and the dead. Many of them had one thing in common – beer. Beer was used during sacrifices, worship, and even as a form of currency. Every Egyptian was entitled to a certain ration of beer a day. For instance, a queen received two crocks of beer and ten loaves of bread every day. A princess got the same amount of bread but only one crock of beer. But today, you wont have that problem, just start a tab.
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