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Lonesome in Nuweiba

September 26, 2016

For the 5th consecutive year we travelled to Nuweiba - South Sinai in Egypt. 

If your Holiday draws to an end and you wish you could stay a little bit longer is the surest sign that it was good. Just ended a week of de-stressing at the Swisscare Resort in Nuweiba. Friendly and helpful staff, huge and clean beach, great swimming pool, … Sure the place could use some fresh paint and the doorknobs and plumbing and windows are all a bit squeaky and noisy but hey: these people are hanging on by the tip of their fingernails! All this because the frightened white man doesn’t come to the Sinai any more. He prefers to stay in Europe where he can pretend to not be afraid of religious loony bin attacks in the centre of Paris on people shopping or a zealot killing museum visitors in Brussels, or a coward claiming his 72 virgins by killing off everybody on a train from Brussels to Paris...What I mean is, sure, there have been security issues and incidents in the Sinai. But hey, wake up folks: you’re not safe anywhere from these crazy people who use religion as their excuse for murder, cruelty and mayhem. And from what I have seen: the new authorities in Cairo have things under better control in the Sinai than it has been for a long long time. So what’s keeping you from stepping on that plane that will bring you in a few hours from cold and wintery Europe to this quiet, warm, sunny and laidback place called the South Sinai? And help the struggling local people, hotel and business owners so this place can continue to exist and will not slide into the oblivion it doesn’t deserve and be left as a private playground for terribly drunken on the cheap tourists from you know where in the East or pot-smoking Rasta’s from you know where in the North.

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