Football and an Egyptian Lover

Trip Start Feb 08, 2010
Trip End Mar 04, 2010

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The Black Prince

Flag of Egypt  , Red Sea and Sinai,
Wednesday, March 3, 2010

This was our penultimate day, and was also the day on which our menfolk were leaving.
The first great event of the day was a long horse ride along the beach. Jeremy babysat George so that I could ride my own horse and freely canter and gallop.
Rosina didn't like all the bouncing up and down of the trotting. After much distress at the discomfort of it all she got the man to make her horse go at a slower pace. Though I too had a rocky start with it I did ultimately get into the rhythm of the canter and much enjoyed it. The view of the lagoon was beautiful from horseback.

As we returned we spied Esam the DJ on a quad bike. He joined us at our drop off point and came back to the house with us for karkady tea. I fried some potato and aubergine slices for a late breakfast along with a dip of avocado, feta and tahini. Then we all went to the beach, reclining at the Nubia shelter, finding shells on the beach, having a fabulous snorkelling swim, and all on such a super sunny hot day. I was there in that beautiful underwater world again, which was so, so lovely. It was something I would miss when back in France.
Esam turned out to be yet another person trying to chat me up. He hung about even when he should have gone off to work. In this location we joked about how we were caught in a vortex.
The manager of the Nubia let Luc and Rosina use his swimming pool. The manager also warned Liz and I to watch out for Egyptian men with amorous stories. He said Egyptian men were 'hot' and they would easily pour out all the romantic words, but it was all because they were after something, be it money or sex.

When we returned to the Black Prince our menfolk had flown off on their way back to Europe. Soon it would be out turn to go.
The children took the extra collected shells to the jeweller so they could get their free necklaces. We found a closer juice bar than the one right out at Assalah, so had treats of guava and sugar cane juice.

For this night we planned to watch the big football match between Egypt and England. We had noticed the appearance of a new restaurant, the Carpe Diem, which was run by the Jasmine crowd, and with the children being lured there by promises of free ice-cream, and there being a big screen put up on which to watch the football, that's where we went. We ordered lots of food there and settled down to watch the football.
For a long time only Egypt had scored a goal, but ultimately England found their strength and scored three.
Joseph sent me a phone message asking me what I was doing on my last night. With no credit to reply I went to one of his offices, just outside the Carpe Diem, and phoned him from there. He said he would come to find us at midnight.
With blankets over us due to a rising wind, first the children fell asleep, and then even before the end of the football Liz and I did too. We so needed Joseph to turn up now, just to help us home with all the sleepy kids. We were drinking mint tea when he turned up.
Joseph carried Rosina home for me. Then as I'd left her bike at the restaurant I went to collect it, with Joseph accompanying me. I knew that with time running out this was my chance to abandon myself and have a little fun with an Egyptian lover at last. Liz had experienced her romance and I thought I should jolly well have some loving for myself.
So on retrieving the bike I accepted to go with Joseph to his home.
My hopes to be discreet in this were dashed firstly by being spotted by Ahmed and Sham over the road who were waving at me, and then by the Couchsurfer owner of the Dolphin who also waved at me as I pulled away in a taxi.
Joseph lived in Assalah, abode of the locals, in a moderate house that he shared with Bob and Russian Irena. I arrived feeling shy and not quite sure now about what I was letting happen. Joseph was all desire for me, complimenting me on my beauty and my perfect body as he embraced and kissed me, I felt my heart open up in warmth for him and so it went on from there.
We lay in each others arms drifting off, but I knew I had to be off in the last taxi of the night to get back to my children for when they woke up. Joseph came with me in the taxi and we kept looking at each other. I knew I would truly like to go off in an adventure into the realms of proper romance with him. He was saying that I must soon return to Dahab, I didn't know how easily I could do that but I wanted to.

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