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.
One last bonus for Sahel: sleepy puppies!