Old town Gdansk

Shorttrip to Gdansk


We made a little holiday in one of the most beautiful cities of Poland! Gdansk! I was there before for one night with my boyfriend and we knew we have to come back in summer! My boyfriend is from Poland and he knows much about Gdansk/Poland because he is running a Swedish website about Gdansk and Poland. So we did and packed also my best friend. Sadly the weather was not that good but this could not stop us to have a nice vacation! Gdansk belongs together with Gdynia and Sopot. Together they are called Tri-City metropolitan area.

Old town Gdansk

Berlin to Gdansk

As some of you know I live in Berlin and from there we also went to Gdansk. We took the train because this was the cheapest solution and it was not that bad! We booked first class AND seats! Sometimes when the train is too full you do not get seats, even when you booked the first class. For 6 hours train ride it was really important for us! If you drive from Berlin I have one recommendation for you to safe money! Book at first a Berlin-Brandenburg Ticket with this you can drive to Szczecin (Or in Germany we call this city Stettin) and then book tickets from Stettin to Gdansk. You can get tickets in Stettin but also online. The difference is quite big. If you buy the whole ticket from Berlin you pay German prices ( around 100€ per person) but when you book from Stettin to Gdansk and take the polish train then you pay of course the polish prices (50€ per person). BUT do not forget to book seats also in the polish train ( If you want to have some). We watched movies while the ride and were literally shopping in KFC before so we do not starve to death on the train. Ha ha. In the most of the train, they also have food but it is always cheaper and also much nicer to bring something with you.

Old Town Apartment

After we arrived in Gdansk we had to find the reception for our flat we booked for our trip. Google maps and Taxi drivers will be a big help for your trip. Our help was that my boyfriend is half polish and he was quite often in Gdansk before. So we found the reception of the Old Town Apartments Apartinfo and checked in and got the keys. Now we needed to walk around 10 minutes to get to our apartment. We had our flat in the middle of the beautiful old town of Gdansk. We had it close to the train, bars, restaurants and supermarkets. So we had everything we needed in walk distance. The Apartment itself was really okay. We had one bedroom and an open living room with kitchen. In the living room was a big comfortable couch to sleep on for my best friend. The beds were little too hard for us but everybody is different in this. The couch was little bit softer than our bed. The Bathroom was big enough and the shower worked too good… and with this I mean that the whole bathroom was underwater after someone showered. The Wifi worked really good and with the kitchen we were also pleased. After all we felt good in this apartment. It always could be better but for this price in the middle of the old town we can not complain. We paid 78€ per night for 3 person. So everyone paid 26€ per night and this is really cheap.

Restaurants & Bars

We tired quite many restaurants and bars and we ate well in all of them! So you do not have to worry about finding a good restaurant. The old town of Gdansk is a tourist place and they care about the tourists there. So for you, it is just the question what do you like? Chinese? Mexican? Oriental? Or maybe typical polish food? You will find every in and around the old town.

What I recommend the most is Sphinx. This is a restaurant chain and it is quite famous in Poland and really really really nice. Especially for people that like to eat meat! You get really full for little money. Here is a restaurant finder for Sphinx and here is the menu. Sadly they just have it in polish on the website but in the restaurants they have also menus in English.

What to do?

I am not that history fan so I did not do any tours or something like this. What I really want to do next time is to go with one of the pirate’s ships. Sadly the weather was not the best when we there so we did not do it. One thing I recommend is to go on the Amber Eye or Gdansk Eye (There are more names for it), on this you can see the whole beautiful Old Town. I was there in the evening and it was really beautiful to watch. Else you can shop much in Poland because Poland is so nice cheap! Mostly you find this shops in the side streets, where you can find many cheap shoes that are really nice. I have extremely many shoes from Poland and they are super!
Gdansk has endless of Shopping Malls (Poland in general) that you can visit and shop.
There is one gigantic Mall called Centrum Riviera. This is one is not directly in Gdansk but in Gdynia. This you reach fast and simple with the train. On the website also stand how you can reach this mall with different vehicles.

In March we go there again and I will definitely tell you about it! 🙂
I know that Poland does not sound like the biggest country to travel to. BUT I just recommend it! I was already so often in Poland now and I love it there. The Tri-City metropolitan area with Gdansk, Sopot, and Gdynia is my favorite til now in Poland. So it is really worth to travel there.

L'Osteria berlin

The Pizza and Pasta heaven in the L’Osteria Berlin


A really nice restaurant in the heart of Berlin, next to the Berlin Zoo or next to the Bikini Berlin. You can walk there from the train station Zoologischer Garten or Wittenbergplatz. The KaDeWe is often a place to be for tourist so when you are there already you can make a stop at one of my favorite restaurants. With English they don’t have any problem and also have English menus. When you are more than two persons you should make a reservation because it is always full there. Around noon you can be lucky and find a place there but for the evening better make a call. Check their site here!

Food

You get there amazing fresh Pasta and Pizza. The Pizza is gigantic and super delicious! You can also order a half Pizza because most of the people cannot eat the whole. My boyfriend and I always share one Pizza mostly BBQ Chicken and our favorite Pasta ( Orecchiette di Manzo al Limone) it is amazing! I die all the time when I eat this pasta because it tastes so delicious. As dessert, you have to try the chocolate soufflé with mango-passion sorbet. It is the perfect dish for me because I love chocolate, and mango is one of my favorite fruits and the combination is really good.

Drinks

They have fresh homemade lemonade there and that taste really good and is the perfect refreshing for summer. My favourite lemonade is mango with mint. I did not taste much of the alcoholic drinks, because most of the time I am there for lunch. The only thing I tasted was the Hugo that was really good and with fresh mint. For sure they have all normal alcohol free drinks but I recommend the lemonade because Cola you can drink everywhere.

Price

The prices are more than okay. The price is worth the place and the good food. Normally when you eat at a nice restaurant around the Ku’damm you pay much more for a dish but here are the prices in a normal range. For a main dish you pay around 10 to 20 € and this is not much As I said the pizza is gigantic and the pasta also has good portions. Drinks also have normal prices for the Hugo you pay 5,50€.

So after the shopping at the Ku’damm, you can walk to the L’osteria and enjoy a delicious meal there or take a refreshing drink!

Food and drinks at Sausalitos Berlin

Preparty at Sausalitos


The Bar

I am totally in love with this bar! The atmosphere is amazing and the service is good. The only problem is that it is always full there so it is a good idea to call and make a reservation if you are more than 3 people. Sometimes you can be lucky and still get a place but especially at the weekend, you should make a reservation (You can also book a table online here or you can call them). They have more locations in Germany but I just have been in the in Berlin one. The bar is located in the Kantstraße and it is near from the S & U Zoologischer Garten and U-Kurfürstendamm. Check the location here. This place is the perfect start for a nice evening. The music gets you in party mood, the service is nice and fun, the drinks are amazing and the whole location is just great. The chairs are not the most comfortable ones but this you forget really fast after the first zip from your amazing cocktail! 😉

Food & Drinks

The cocktails are just amazing! Every drink I took there til now was really tasty. I am more this fresh and fruity kind of person when it comes to drinks, and trust me they have much of this. My boyfriend likes cocktails with whipped cream and he says that these are also very good. Sausalitos use good alcohol and this you taste in the cocktails, you really can taste that they do not use the cheap stuff. They use like Smirnoff, Absolut, Sierra Tequila and so on. After two cocktails I often feel already dizzy sometimes after one big one. They have two sizes in the drinks and I nearly always take the big one. A really cool thing is that they do not use normal fruits to decorate the cocktails, they use sweets like marshmallows and this is really fun. Now to the food! At first, you need to visit the Taco Tuesday! You get a taco for 1€ with chili con carne, chicken, chicken barbecue or with vegetables and they taste really nice for just 1€. I do not remember how much my friends and I ordered at this day but it was much and when the bartender asked if we want one last thing because the kitchen will close we ordered more tacos. So we were really in love with this cheap sins. The Fingerfood-Sampler was also really nice and my boyfriend and I fought for every piece with each other. I did not eat there for real yet but the starter and the finger food I tried were really good. It is always such a pleasure to eat and drinks there. BTW they also make cocktails to go! 😉

Prices

Now we come to the money part. If you live in Berlin and know how cheap you can get cocktails this bar has kind of expensive prices. Yes, you can find bars where you just pay 3,90 € for a cocktail but for me, it is important how bars make their cocktails. In Sausalitos I know they use good stuff and make alcohol inside. Some weeks ago I was in a bar and a cocktail was 4,50€ and after 3 cocktails I did not feel any effect from alcohol and the drinks did not taste so good. So it is your own choice if you would like to pay more and also get more or pay little and get little. For sure there are bars that have cheaper prices and good quality but I recommend this bar so much because it is my absolute favorite bar in Berlin right now. A normal cocktail cost around 7-8 € and a large one start from 10€. I always take the large one because I have the feeling that I get more for the money, but maybe it is just in my head. The food has a normal price range. You get a main dish for around 10€ and some snacks from 5€. I really can recommend the Fingerfood-Sampler for more people for two hungry people, because it was so delicious.

To be honest I like to pay for everything there and the people around me also. In the beginning, when some of my friends saw the prices they were like “oh okay…”, but after they got they things they were more than satisfied because they know cocktails for 4,50€ and the cocktails they get at Sausalitos. So one thing I can say: I will be there whenever I can!

And btw this Bar is just a few steps away from The Pearl Berlin! This is one of my favourite Clubs here in Berlin! Check The Pearl here! 

Bar at the pearl Berlin

The Pearl Berlin


The Pearl in Berlin is a club I remembered again a few month ago. 2 years ago I was there before but I totally forgot about this club. This has one reason: it is a little bit more fancy club and I am most of the time more for clubs where I do not have to wear high heels.

The Club

It is near to the train station S+U Zoologischer Garten or U Kurfürstenstraße, from both you walk around 5 to 10 minutes. Around the club, itself are much bars and restaurants where you can go before. The Pearl itself also opens earlier and you can enjoy some drinks before the dance floor opens. The dance floor opens around midnight and often everybody is already waiting for it. The location is good. After the Entrance and ID control you go downstairs there is also the wardrobe where you can leave your jacket. Then you come to the lounge there are some seats and tables to relax and a big round bar in the middle of the room, sometimes there is also a dancefloor but of the time it is more the relaxing area but for sure they still play music. From this lounge, you go trough to a floor to the dance floor that has a gigantic VIP area, a bar for sure, small smoking area and the most important; the dance floor. Sometimes when it gets to full in the club it is quite tight on the dancefloor. The toilets are clean there and they have much so I never stood there in line, you come there from the dancefloor and from the lounge.

The Music

For me, the most important thing in a club is the music. Everybody have a different taste in music, mine is Hip Hop and R’n’B and The Pearl play most of their events this kind of music. In the beginning, the music is always really nice and I can dance dance dance … But often after a while, the Dj switch too often the music or the music gets to electric for me. Everybody is different in this but I write about my opinion and often I leave The Pearl latest 3 am because the music is not my taste anymore. In general, I like the music and sometimes the music is longer good and sometimes it gets worse quite fast, I don’t know on what this depends on.

The Dresscode

I already wrote that the club is a little bit fancier. The dress code is always “Dress like it’s your first date with us”, now the question is what this means. To be honest, I was there also with sneakers before, they are not so strict with girls. For men, it is the best to wear a shirt and I do not mean a T-shirt, I mean a real shirt and clean shoes, but you can also try it with a normal t-shirt. My Boyfriend came in with long jeans and a t-shirt last time. Let’s say like this you should not look like you just went out to go to the supermarket.

The Prices

The entry is quite cheap when you know how to get it cheap. In Berlin, we have a website that helps you to get on the guestlist in the clubs and because of this, you pay much less. For example for Friday the normal entrance is 10€ but when you write yourself on the guest list before 6 pm you just pay 5€ til 1 am. So before you go to any club in Berlin you can check if they are on this website and you can also check what clubs have open and what kind of music is playing there! So check here before you go to a party! The drinks are a little bit more expensive than in some other clubs. The Pearl is a little bit fancier and that is why the prices are also a little bit more “fancy” but it is still okay. For a cocktail, you pay around 10€ depending on what cocktail, for vodka energy you pay 8€. The wardrobe cost 2€ per piece.

Afterwork

On every Thursday there is the Afterwork party at the Pearl and I tried it last week and it was really amazing. My boyfriend and I were really impressed. Normally they open 6 pm but at this day, because it was celebration day in Germany they opened at 8 pm. With our digital club card, we had free entrance, that was a perfect start. It was really full from the beginning but we found a place to sit. My boyfriend got some drinks for us, what took a little bit time because the bar was quite full but he just paid 7€ for two Aperol Spritz! At the after work, it is half price on all drinks for a like 3 hours. The next amazing thing is the free finger food that tastes really good and normally you get like one time something from the finger food but the service was amazing. They walked around for many times so we got 3 times food. They had chicken with peanut ( what we did not taste because I am so allergic to peanuts), fried dumpling ( that tasted amazing!) and some biscuit with apple ( also really nice). While you enjoy the drinks and the food you get some live music that is a really good start for a party. From 9 pm the dance floor was open and the music was also good. The Dj switched too often the songs but it was still good. It was a really good party where you just could sit and talk or you to the dancefloor and dance. The people were really mixed also from the age. There is just one thing that disappointed us a little bit: the summer terrace, it is just some tables with chairs in front of the entrance. The rest we enjoyed really much and we hope that we have soon a chance again to go there!

Häagen-Dazs chocolate fondue for two

Chocolate time at Häagen-Dazs


I love chocolate! I am a really big chocolate lover and this is the perfect place for me! Sometimes all you need is chocolate or for the hot summer days a really nice ice cream. I think this is an amazing place for a first date or the second, third … it is just a nice place for a date! My boyfriend brought me 3 times there and I liked it every time!

Location

They have more locations in Berlin but I was just in this coffee shop at the Kurfürstendamm. It is close to the train station U Uhlandstraße but it is not far away from the Zoologischer Garten. From the whole Ku’damm you can walk there and it will take maximum 20 minutes. The coffee shop itself is quite small and next to a hotel. In summer you also have seats and tables outside. So it is the perfect place to take an ice cream break in the summer from all the shopping at the Ku’damm.

Check the locations here!

Food and drinks

What I can recommend for couples is the chocolate fondue for two. You get two glasses of champagne, fruits, cookies, nuts, and cute little scoops in 3 differents tastes and for sure the most important the chocolate! You can choose what kind of chocolate you want white, milk or dark. We always took milk and we really liked it. the fruits were fresh and good. For sure you get not always the same fruits, you get the fruits that are available at this season. The champagne was okay and the scoops are on something that cools them so they do not melt so fast. If you like to have something not so gigantic then you can also take cups with Ice cream or a milkshake. They have a really big menu and with that, I always have it hard to decide because everything sounds good. Even when you don’t chocolate it is a nice place to go because they do not have just chocolate. So this coffee shop is not just about chocolate! No, they also have many things with fruits for example milkshakes and for sure so much different types of scoops for nonchocoholics.

Prices

Now we come to the sad part. Yes, it is more expensive but no it is not something where you go every day. It is something special and the Kurfürstendamm is known for the high prices but to be honest I like to pay for things I know they are worth it. For this fondue for two, we paid 25 € and this offer is really okay for all the things you get for this price. And this is Häagen-Dazs, so it is a brand that is known for their higher prices. For the shakes, you pay around 5-8 € and for the cups, it really depends on how big and what is inside but it also starts at 5 and the maximum is around 15 €.

Everybody have to make their own experience with this cafe. I also read the reviews on Google and I saw that there were people that complained so much about this cafe but I am sorry all the I was there the service was really friendly and fast. They made everything good and I did not have a problem to pay this price. So I will go there again and enjoy the chocolate! A small tip when you plan to eat the fondue: do not wear white or maybe I am just a little unable to eat without making something on my clothes because I am so into the chocolate.

Sahl hasheesh beach

Beachtime at Sahl Hasheesh


A beautiful place near Hurghada. It’s around 18 kilometers away from the Hurghada Airport. Everybody who is in love with Hurghada knows that the beaches there are not the best but the best solution for this is Sahl Hasheesh! It is more than different from Hurghada much cleaner and good build streets. When you come in you pass by a security control and you have to say where you want to go so if you want to go to the beach you need to say this. The restaurants are also quite nice there. There are also hotels, but most of them are not all inclusive and more expensive.

Il Gusto

The place where my family and I go over there is Il Gusto it is a beach and a restaurant. You pay from 100 to 150 Egyptian pounds entrance including a towel. The staff also prepare your sun bed and the beach umbrella. The service there is amazing you get something for the price you pay. Food and drinks are in the normal price class. For people that are used to prices in Hurghada will find the prices in Saal Hasheesh expensive but for European people the prices are cheap. The Food there is good my boyfriend and I are in love with the chicken Quesadilla as an appetizer. Last time when we went there we also took Pizza and it was the best pizza we ever ate in Egypt. The penne Arrabiata were really spicy but delicious, so my tip better says to make them too spicy! I had them medium and my mother and I died. Enough from the food now to the drinks. The Cocktails with alcohol are not so good at least the ones we tasted. They have fresh juices and other refreshing cocktails without alcohol that are good. The most important is that they have ID watermelon because this is the most delicious alcopop I know. At the beach are also sunbeds in the water that are really nice and relaxing! My mother spent the most of the time on this sun bed!

sahl hasheesh il gusto beach

So if you search for something more exclusive in Hurghada but still not super expensive then Sahl Hasheesh is the perfect place for this. The Beach is amazing and there are many places to make a beautiful picture there. Place number one is under the bridge you walk there from Il Gusto around 10 minutes you can walk to the beach. The other place is the sign of Sahl Hasheesh and it is beautiful especially when the sun goes down. There is like a fountain but it’s not all the time open, but even when it is closed it is beautiful. I love this place and I hope you will love it too!

Winter in Bucharest

Winterwonderland in Bucharest


Building Bucharest
Bucharest is a beautiful city. I am in love with old buildings and Bucharest got a lot of them! It is an old city and I love that and with all the snow that came overnight it looked even more beautiful but it was little to much snow because we were not able to take a longer walk. After 1 hours we were too cold. I want to go there again in summer to enjoy all the parks there and bars I saw there. The money look really fun, a little but fake with this plastic icon on it. Also, a really good thing about Bucharest is that they have Uber and I recommend to use this app. It’s much better than getting a normal taxi. My experience with a normal Taxi was not so good. It seemed like he was little tired or drunk, I don’t know but he couldn’t handle the snow so good and he didn’t take on his seatbelt ( I know nothing new for some people that travel much and know that this is normal in some countries) and his car reminded him every minute that he is without. So every minute we heard this annoying sound! And after 20 minutes in the car, I got really crazy and too bad that the taxi driver couldn’t speak English. Maybe we were just unlucky but I recommend Uber or the metro. For a two way ticket with the local metro, you pay 5 Ron and it’s easy to use the ticket machine.

Romanian Money

Check the currency here!

Accommodation – Art Studio- by Marten City Lodge

It was a small one-room apartment with a bathroom, a bedroom, and a really really small kitchen. They furniture and details are lovely but this I expected from an Art Studio. For the two days, my Boyfriend and I stayed there it was really okay but for a longer stay, it would be too small for me! The Wifi was quite good and included in the price. The location was also good! We walked around 10 minutes to the metro station. Supermarket, ATM and Restaurants are easy to reach by walking. We paid 72€ for two nights and for this price I am okay with everything. The service was really nice, we arrived in the night and someone came for us to show us everything and check us in. So, all in all, I was pleased with this apartment.

Snow in Bucharest

Park Lake

Park Lake Mall

This is a big Mall with everything your heart needs to shop and they have a really nice looking food court! I felt a little bit fancy by eating there… and I ate McDonald’s! The best thing in this Mall is the cinema! We decided to go to the cinema because of the bad weather and the Lego Batman movie just came out. After my boyfriend checked on the Internet it was sure for us that we will go there for the VIP Cinema! It includes a Buffet before the Movie starts, drinks and food as much as you want! The seats were amazing! We laid there like King and Queen with endless of Popcorn, Nachos, Beer and Cola. You have bottoms to control how you want to lay and yes I write lay because this was not sitting anymore. Now the question is how much did this cost? It was a 3D movie and this all around package for 17 €! For both of us so definitely worth every cent. So this guys you need to check out!

VIP cinema
All about my flight to and from Bucharest check here!

RyanAir flight from Berlin (SXF) to Bucharest (OTP) and back


This time we chose Ryanair because it was so cheap. We paid just 20€ for back and forward, 6 € for the reservation of a seat and 8€ extra for priority. So all together for my two flights, we paid 36€.

I told already that I am in a long-distance relationship and my boyfriend lives in Dubai because of his work and the flights from Dubai to Berlin are always so expensive. That’s why he searched for other destinations from Dubai and found Bucharest. All our flights together were cheaper than the back and forward flights from Dubai and Berlin, so we decided to fly to meet in Bucharest and fly from there together to Berlin. It’s like one extra short trip for free my boyfriend said and he was right.

Airport Schönefeld (SXF)

I arrived two hours earlier at the airport and had to go to Terminal D. For Ryanair flights you have to print your tickets or you can show your ticket with the Ryanair app. The good thing about this is that you don’t have to go to the check-in if you don’t have bags to check in and I did not. So I could directly go to the security check. The queue was quite long but they were fast and it didn’t take much time. After the Security control, I directly fall into a duty-free shop but I just bought one water for 1€ and this is really cheap for a drink at an airport. I decided to eat something in the plane and not in the airport so I went to the gate directly.

Ryanair

At the gate, I waited a little bit til I realized that on my ticket stand priority and I can go to the separate area for the priority guest. It is the same gate but just separates because the priority guest can go to the plane at first. To be honest I didn’t expect much from the plane with this price but when I saw the seats I still was a little bit disappointed. They’re really small but okay for circa 10€ per flight I am not allowed to complain.

I was really hungry and just waited till I can order my food. I had a menu for 10€ it included a warm dish, chips and a drink. So the price is really okay! We are all used to expensive prices on board. I had rice with chicken sweet sour and it tasted quite good for airplane food. What was really annoying was that the tables are relly slippery. i had to make under everyting a tissue so it doesn’t slip down. The personal was really nice on my flight to Bucharest and I am sad that I cannot say the same for my flight back to Berlin. We had two hours delay because there was to much snow on the runway so the personal were really stressed but I don’t think that this is an excuse to be rude to your guests. Right Maria??

Last Words

In general, the flights with Ryanair were good. I mean for the price you really cannot complain. So fo short flights you can take Ryanair and save a lot of money and you will not die but I could not be in this plane for more than 5 hours because it is too closely. We had to stay 4 hours on the plane because of the delay and this was really annoying but thanks god we had the computer to watch another episode of the Blacklist (Btw, a really nice series) and we bought a big package of maltesers and something to drink for 10€. Normally the flight from Berlin to Bucharest is around 2 hours and for this short time, it’s no problem at all to take Ryanair and save some money what you can spend in the vacation then! ?

My first time in El Gouna.

El Gouna changed my life!


El Gouna is a beautiful place near Hurghada you drive maximum 45 minutes from Hurghada to El Gouna. You can just take a taxi and pay maximum 100 Egyptian pounds.

When you drive into El Gouna you pass a security control with the taxi. But you don’t have to do anything they just speak with the taxi driver and check the car fast. The best place to go out from the taxi is the marina. El Gouna is much different from Hurghada, it is kind of funny to see this two different worlds. It’s like the rich part of Egypt and the hotels there are really expensive but it is very beautiful. It’s made it a little bit like in Venice that everything is connected to water and you also can take a boat trough the canals. So the most people that live there have a boat, and this you see at the marina. There are so many boats but no little cute boats, no no it’s big expensive boats and when you walk by the boats you see that sometimes the boat owners make an exclusive party on their boat. El Gouna is much cleaner than Hurghada and finding a really nice restaurant is very simple! The town has one of the largest cable parks in the world and to be honest I was not there till now but I heard much of the park and for everyone who is interested in trying this should try it there. The location is beautiful and it looks amazing. The park includes a beach club, restaurant, playgrounds for children and swimming pools. For more information just check the website because they also have special events and parties! I promise to try it next time when I’m there! It is hard to find a taxi there but there but they have a really cute solution. Much of the streets in the city are smaller and that’s why they have Tuk Tuk there. The prices stand on every Tuk Tuk and they are okay, it’s more expensive than a taxi in Hurghada but still not expensive for real. If you need a Taxi from El Gouna back to Hurghada you should go to one of the main streets. A really nice thing in the city are all the swim clubs and private beaches! Like in Hurghada you pay entrance and a towel is included.

Club 88

Club 88 Price: 150 Egyptian pounds

Club 88 Facebook: Facebook.com/club88.elgouna.redsea/

Club 88 Score: 5/5

Me with friends in El Gouna.
Me with Friends in Club 88

I love to remember the club 88. It was the first time my boyfriend tried on me! At this moment I could never imagine that he will be the one I want to spend the rest of my life with. Here I am the happiest person alive with him. Club 88 is a really nice location, the sun beds are comfortable, the pool is nice, food and drinks are good and the view is amazing! Really I felt so exclusive in this. It’s a really small area but most of the time empty so you have a nice privacy there. The entrance is around 150 Egyptian pounds so really not expensive. Food and drinks have also a good price. It’s perfect there to relax with some friends because they also play some music and we all really felt so relaxed after being there the whole day. So I really recommend this beach Club.

El Gouna is for me something special because it’s the place where my love story started. I found the love of my life in this town. I remember when I was there with two friends before and we made a boat tour with a guide. It was my last weekend in Egypt before I flew home after more than 6 months of work, so this city always had a special meaning for me. I am in love with El Gouna because it gave me many special moments and I wish for your stay exactly the same!

Hurghada with amazing sea view.

Hurghada a dream of 1001 nights


Hurghada is the second largest Egyptian city on the Red Sea coast. I love Hurghada it’s like my second home. I was working there for a half year as animation in a hotel so it’s like coming home. I don’t feel like a tourist there anymore. I know that much people are afraid of Egypt because of the news, but I can say that it’s safe there and that Hurghada is a beautiful and cheap place to travel to.

1 € is right now around 20 Egyptian pounds. Check here for live info.

Airport

Condor flight to hurghda from berlin.

 

The Hurghada international airport (HRG) has 2 Terminals. The old one is terminal 2 and the new one is terminal 1. No I didn’t make a fault it’s really like this the new Terminal is Number 1. Welcome to Hurghada. Everywhere there you will find people that want money from you. They try to give you something to transport your bags and will want money from you. So take care and don’t take anything! Before you fly to Egypt check the rules for the visa from your country!

Terminal 2

Is for domestic flights like to Cairo the capital of Egypt, charter flights and also for flights from and to Russian and Ukraine. The airport is a bit older but it’s really okay. I was flying there from Hurghada to Cairo and the security control was really fast. The selection of food is not big. There was one cafe and it was a really small area for the domestic flights. The other part of this terminal is bigger and also have more restaurants and a duty-free shop. Everywhere you will find smoking areas! They also have wifi that is working quite good. It’s not extremely good so watching videos took a little time.

Terminal 1

The new terminal has a modern design and is really nice. There you have everything, many duty-free shops, restaurants, smoking areas, little shops for drinks and you can buy last minute souvenirs if you need! This terminal is for the international flights but most of the flight go and come from Germany. The wifi there is also working good just on the toilets it can get little hard with the connection. But who needs wifi on a toilet? This terminal has a really good structure it’s easy to find your gate and everything else! I really like this terminal.

Welcome, Hurghada!

Always. really always have your passport or visa with you. You will have to show it so often. In the airplane, before you land you have to fill out a sheet of paper with your flight number, name, date, and place of birth, your address in Hurghada and the purpose of your travel. When you landed in Hurghada the first thing you have to do is buying the visa, right now it’s 25€|$. Then you get a sticker in your passport or on your visa sheet and then you can continue with the passport control that sometimes takes much time because sometimes many airplanes land after each other. But I really have to say that the guys from the passport control are really fast and try to do their best! So respect to them! Directly after you have to show your passport again! And then you walk a little to the baggage carousels. It’s simple to find the right screens that indicate where you should go.

Read more details about my flight to Hurghada from Berlin schönefeld airport!

Bye bye Hurghada!

If you fly home from Hurghada, you have to show your passport and also have to take your shoes off around 100 times. No okay, I think you have to take off your shoes like 3 times but still it’s really annoying but the security checks in Hurghada increased the last year. But never complain about security! We all want to be safe and that’s why we should respect their rules ? . Before you go to the passport control, after check in you have to fill out a paper again. At least when you fly back to Germany. It’s nearly the same as the one that you filled out when you arrived. This they will take from you in the passport control. After the passport control, there is directly another passport control where they check if you got the stamp. Then finally you can relax and check where your gate is and spend your last Egyptian money!

Beach

Hurghada beach

 

To be honest much of the beaches in the Hotels are not so good. That’s why much tourists don’t know how amazing the beach can be in Hurghada. There are some private beaches where you pay entrance, towels and one free drink is most of the times included. These beaches are very nice and it’s not so full there so it’s perfect for relaxing! Dream beach is a really beautiful place you can say this to the taxi driver and he will understand. It cost around 100 Egyptian pounds including towel and one water. For younger people, I recommend the color beach club. They have also a really nice pool area and play music there. This is a little bit more expensive it’s around 250 pounds if I remember right.

Nightclubs

Couple in Hard rock cafe hurghada.

 

To be honest, the first time when I was in Hurghada I didn’t think of going to a club there or making a party. Because it’s not the first thing you are thinking of when you hear Egypt. But the clubs there are really nice! I have 3 favorites Colors Beach Club, Hard Rock Café and Papas Beach Club. All clubs have photographers so you can make pictures with your friends and download them in their Facebook pages.

Color Beach Club

Expensive: 3/5

Facebook: Facebook.com/ColorBeachClub.Hurghada/Score: 4/5

Yes, the Colors Beach Club is also a night Club! So you can imagine how nice it is to party there in the summer with a nice view of the sea and a nice pool around you. The music there depends on the event. Sometimes it’s more electronic music and sometimes more R’n’B. So the perfect location for a pool party! Just check out the Facebook Page before you go there and find the event what fits the most to your music taste! The entrance cost 200 Egyptian pounds when I was there the last time.

Hard Rock Café Hurghada

Expensive: 4/5

Facebook: Facebook.com/HRCHurghada/Score: 4/5

The Hard Rock Cafe is located at a place called Mamsha. It’s an original Hard Rock Café that’s why food and drinks are a little bit more expensive for Egyptians but for European people, it’s normal club prices. Food and drinks are amazing there! They play most of the time chart music. They also have merchandise there! Pullover, shirts, cups and much more! Also a perfect gift from Hurghada for family and friends. The entrance is around 200 Egyptian pounds. My favorite events at Hard Rock Café are the Wonder Wednesday and the Saturday R’n’B Feva!

Papas Beach Club

Expensive: 2/5

Facebook: Facebook.com/Papas.Beach.Club/Score: 5/5

Now we come to my absolute favorite club! Papas Beach Club is located at the New Marina and near the Sheraton street. It’s nearly always full there and the atmosphere is amazing there! You always find many local people here and also tourists and everybody is always dancing. My favorite events there are for sure the Urban Tuesday and the SWAG Friday! I’m in love with hip hop and R’n’B and the music is just great! For fans of electronic music, the Monday and Thursday are good at Papas! The drinks have normal prices and if you feel for snacks because of the alcohol, it’s no problem at all! Because also this you get at Papas! And if you need a bar for a good pre-Party there is also Papas Bar in front of the club! The club also have often lady’s night, so for the women in this world, the club is a good solution for not spending too much money! The entrance cost around 200 Egyptian pounds.

Little Buddha

Expensive: 4/5

Facebook: Facebook.com/littlebuddhahrg/Score: 1/5

I was there just two times and I don’t know, something is missing. The location is really nice but that’s all. It’s not my kind of music there and the bartender at the lady’s night was really rude. They don’t give you a new drink when you don’t bring them the Glas from your old drink. You can order sushi there that taste quite good. The music is kind of electronic so people that like electro music will maybe like it but it’s not my music taste at all.

Nightclub ticket tip

A little tip from me is to ask your Animation Team in the hotel if they make any disco tour! Because then you don’t have to care about the transfer to the club and the tickets. You will give them 10€ per person and they organize a bus that drives you to the club and also back. If not then you have to take a taxi and just say the club names and the driver will know where to drive.

Restaurant and Bars

There are some places in Hurghada where you find much restaurants and bars at one point! For example the new marina! You have to enter a small security control before you go can go into the marina. In the evening it’s really nice there! There are much nice bars and restaurants! And I know that most of the hotels in Hurghada don’t have the best food. But thanks, good Hurghada is really cheap! What I can definitely recommend and it will sound crazy is MacDonalds! They have the best fries ever! And the menus are so big and cost even less than in Berlin, they make your burgers fresh so you don’t get a burger that laid there for one hour already. So it’s the best MacDonald where I’ve ever been! I have a favorite restaurant in Hurghada what is for Hurghada a little bit more expensive but it’s so amazing there. The name of the restaurant is Thai Garden it’s next to a club called Little Buddha (there you get nice Sushi btw). I love Asian food and this restaurant has really good spring rolls! I’m so in love with this restaurant and I go there always when I’m in Hurghada. They also have really spicy food and really nice rice and noodle dishes! For getting to know the local food you have to go to Gad a really cheap and good option. It’s an Egyptian fast food restaurant and really tasty. When I was working as an animator it was my second home! You get a full package of food there for like 30 Egyptian pounds so it’s amazing. You can buy there like Egyptian bred and they fill it with things you want. There is also a menu in English. I always take one with falafel and one with beans and I pay like 10 pounds. So not even 50 cents. There is as Gad at the Sheraton street and one at Mamsha.

Last Words

I hope I could help you a little bit but I have some last words. It’s hard to not get robbed in Egypt. Most of the people there are poor and try to get money. To find a taxi with a normal Egyptian price is hell and they always want euro. It depends on you how you want to pay. But I can say that it is always better to pay in Egyptian pounds. It’s difficult to be a tourist there because they will think that you are rich. So if you can speak English always talk English. Don’t show that you are from Germany or Russian they will think automatically that you have limitless money. But the good thing is that even when for example the taxi driver says a price that is too high for us European people it will be still cheap! I wish in Berlin the taxi would be so cheap! The taxi drivers are crazy! At the beginning, you will be afraid to sit in a car in Hurghada but don’t worry they know what they do! Currently, the value of the Egyptian pound went down so much. And that’s why much places change their prices because the value went down around 50%. So please try to understand the people there also. Thank you, have a safe trip!