Egypt

Hands down one of the best holidays I’ve been on.

Who wouldn’t love spending 10 days with your better half lounging by the beach, working on your tan with all inclusive food and drinks and the occasional spa treatment or boat ride to islands such as the aptly named “Paradise Island”. Count me in!

Based in a resort in Hurghada by the Red Sea, days were spent by the pool or the beach and nights were spent venturing into town and trying not to get persuaded to buy Souvenirs (which might I add we were terrible at!). Generally it was too hot to do much during the day that didn’t involve submerging yourself in water! But 2 out of the 10 days we decided to commit ourselves to doing a bit of the run-of-the-mill touristy things. Which I don’t regret one bit!

First day trip to Luxor to see Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings and the second day trip to Cairo to see the Cairo museum, the Great Sphinx and of course the Pyramids.

Despite the fact that these two trips ranged from a 15 hour to a 22 hour day, I wouldn’t change it for the world! I got to see actual mummies, take a trip down the Nile, check out Tutankhamun’s treasures and climb under a pyramid! Booyah! Take me back!

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Jack checking out the view from our balcony on our first day

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The bluest water I have ever seen!

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Nile cruise with my lover

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the Pyramid of Chefren (my fav pic!)

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You know… just chilling with the Sphynx by the Pyramids

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I had to!

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‘Tis the season to be jolly

Well Christmas has been and gone! (As much as I wanted to post on the day, it was all a bit hectic and my laziness got in the way). On a whole i’d say the holiday season was pretty good to me. Lots of drinking, friends, iphone raping and awesome presents from here and back home.

Christmas day was spent working, it was a pretty fun day considering. Got up early to make hot chocolates and open presents with my housemates then made our way to work dressed all pretty like in white shirts and dicky bows 🙂 listened to christmas carols, served food and drinks to customers, had a drink with work people, it was pretty chilled. Seeing as we spent christmas day working, we postponed our celebrations to the following day and had everyone over for an awesome Boxing Day Christmas Dinner. We drank (not enough), ate (too much) and played Twister, Thank God You’re Here and some random card games towards the end of the night accompanied by home made red wine!

New Years Eve was a let down, worked the close at work, celebrated by mopping the floor and cleaning the bar top… *sigh* i’d rather not get into it :/

It’s now 8th Jan (one day till my birthday :D) and I have a week off work to do whatever I want! Australia is suffering from a major heat wave with 41 degree heat, zero humidity and 80kph winds…. talk about a bushfire warning! Jeezus!

Stay safe Aussie Land! I’m gonna need you there for me when I get over this place!

Goodnight all xx

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To be fair, with this amount of alcohol, we should have had a drunker christmas

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I patted a reindeer in the middle of town >_<

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Dressing all spiffy for Christmas Day

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Boxing day! and a small percentage of the iPhone rapage

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Manchester Christmas Markets

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Warrington (specifically our driveway) on a cold, foggy December day
*photo courtesy of Mr. Black