Once we returned to Marsa Alam from Cyprus, Christmas was just around the corner, so it was out with the Christmas decos, courtesy of Jane, and we set about creating a Christmas atmosphere at least in our unit. Outwardly around the rest of the town there was very little sign of Christmas because of course as a Muslim country, it is not usually celebrated at all. We played our Christmas songs on the ipod to get in the mood, and soon enough the big day arrived, and then in a flash, it went again!
It was wonderful to talk to family and friends back home who, by the time we were talking to them had just about finished their day. There were a few tears shed, I must say, as times like Christmas made it feel like we were so far away.
From there it was New Year where we all…
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