Now I’ve been to some weird places on this Earth (with the compliments of “Big Liz” obviously) and they all ‘look’ the same as this one, the roads (or lack of them) the sanitation (well we have some at least here) the vista (mountains everywhere) but the one thing I wasn’t expecting, and don’t get me wrong here, I was really not thinking I would have to endure the crack of AK47’s for a long long time. I was stupid in assuming that one nation would be differ to another in the desert. Yes even here it’s with blinding inevitability that EVEY household owns a friggin weapon. Now they weren’t firing at tourists, in fact they probably were firing in the air in some sort of celebration, or they were having a tribal spat, I don’t care, I just heard the bursts of gunfire and thought “Bugger!”
On a lighter note, I burnt meself in the sun this morning. My first attempt at being a holiday maker and I lathered meself up with the factor “Carrot” lay on a lounger at 0900 this morning, by 1000 I had enough, the melanin in me body ran to the surface of my skin and promptly fucked off across the sand. It left all the red blood cells at the surface of me skin, now I look more of a twat than usual. So I casually walked back to the house I’m staying at (while the owners are in the UK) lay down (I didn’t cry) and watched a film. A couple of gunshots later and I went back to the beach, quickly. I became a helping hand with a course thats running at the centre. Including lots of tomato ketchup and white chalk. Bandaged and bleeding I looked like I hadn’t got out of the apartment quick enough!!!!!
On an even lighter note, I’m off to a dive site called ‘The Islands’ tomorrow, (it’s about time I got out and seen the differing dives) I’m thinking also about travelling to ‘Sharm’ for a day or two to sample the atmosphere there, I’ve heard it’s all touristy, but I have to have a look don’t I. So all in all, the weather is here, the sea is beautiful, I’m burnt and it’s all about to get busy with the days getting hotter and tourists starting to make an appearance. So here I am sitting back in the house again watching ‘Beverley Hills Cop’ I’ve just had ‘smashy’, food prepared by one of the local guys mother. Karim told me all about it and asked if I wanted some. It’s rice (spiced) wrapped in leaves with chicken. Absolutely gorgeous.
Anyway, that’s Ali have right now, I’m going out to the Red Sea Relax Bar for a beer or two and a quiz night, (I bet I don’t get anything right)
For you all, even the ones who don’t care. X