The bluest blue | Egypt

We all hopped on a private mini-bus and headed to Sahel, an area outside of Alexandria on the Mediterranean coast. There we were staying in a villa on a private compound, the home of one of Vanessa’s friends.

Most memorable about Sahel was the beach and the ocean. The sand is snow white, and in the sun it blinds you even with your sunglasses on. The sky is blue, and the ocean is a shade of blue I had never seen before. Travis put it best: it seemed to be the colour of Hpnotiq, a milky blue liqueur. The waves were fun to play in, and the water was at the best temperature I’ve ever experienced. And as the sun would set, you could see the golden sun through the blue waves – it was magical.

Sometimes during the day we would be swimming and notice that the sky would turn pink, as though the sun was setting but it was nowhere near sunset. It was very otherworldly, and we decided that it was probably caused by the sun reflecting on water or sand in the air.

Another great thing about Sahel is that the wind is always blowing: as such it is never too warm.

our villa
view from the sitting area

the view from the boardwalk

that blue!

in the surf

vanessa & loulou

One last bonus for Sahel: sleepy puppies!

sleepy puppy


About Magalie

Canadian girl living in Texas, off to see the world when she can!
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2 Responses to The bluest blue | Egypt

  1. Natasha says:

    We seriously missed there being a puppy on every street corner when we got home, so much so that we adopted two shortly after we returned:) Once again, beautiful photos.


  2. Cindy Chen says:

    WOW Magalie!! These pictures are fantastic…as with every single one I’ve seen in your blog. You are truly talented with the camera and I’m looking forward to keeping up with your blog. Keep up the great work!!!


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