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Marsa Matrouh: A Hidden Paradise

relax, clean, eat

Away from the noise of Cairo, about 524km, you will find Marsa Matrouh.Historically, Anthony and Cleopatra romanced each other in this wonderful area. This place is somewhere to relax, enjoy the weather and eat well. You can do almost any activity offered and not spend all of your money.

To get to Marsa Matrouh from Cairo you can easily book a flight during the high season from May until about August. This will set you back about $100. If you want to see more of the country and love a road trip then renting a car or bus is the best. Cars with drivers are readily available in Cairo. Air-conditioned minivans can be rented for the trip and follow strict traveling rules. Public transportation is not the best idea as it can be a bit scary for a tourist. This could make your holiday a little less than wonderful.

After you decide on your method of transportation you will arrive at your hotel. The Beau Site Hotel is a charming waterfront hotel where the rooms are clean and the staff is willing to meet your needs.

The best time to go to the beach is after breakfast when any Egyptians are just waking up. Then you can choose the best spot and the staff will provide you with umbrellas, chairs and towels. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the sun.Even if the weather is warm there is always a breeze that will cool you off. If that doesn't work, then the crisp, clean water will. Since the beach is part of the hotel, staff members patrol the boundries and keep out the public. This results in a stress free day at the beach.

When you have had enough sun prepare for the best seafood meal that you have ever had. The fish and other items are fresh from the water. The shrimp you order are four inches long and two inches thick. They are a meal unto themselves.

To walk off your meal head over to the Lybian Market. Here you find an open air market that has name brand products for a small price. Adidas flats for $15 and Dove make-up for $4. You can buy bags, sports wear and coats too.

Without a doubt, the best place to visit is Cleopatra's shower. The water is shallow enough that you can walk to this natural stone bathing area. The books tell of Cleopatra going to there to shower with her maids around to watch for intruders.

Marsa Matrouh offers you a wonderful chance to escape the intrusive , busy world. There you are able to relax, enjoy and imagine a city of love and beauty.
Published: 2008-03-04
Author: charleen haynes

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I am a 30 year old ESL teacher in Cairo, Egypt. I live with my husband, daughter and a lot of Egyptian family members.

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