June 30, 2009

Vacation's All I Ever Wanted

Well, Alhamdulillah we're back from vacation. Been back a couple of days now, just been unpacking and cleaning up. It was great mashaAllah. The best part was seeing my sister and her kids, I've missed them so much, it was wonderful to spend time together and share some great memories and laughs. Here are some pictures!

The drive was looong but worth it. Over 9 hours from Hurghada to Marina with 2 short stops.

Most of the day was spent at the pool, mashaAllah the resort was gorgeous.

I loved seeing all the greenery and beautiful landscaping, something we don't see here much in beige land.

We found this beautiful dragonfly and said SubhanAllah about the beautiful color and gossamer wings.

We found out that tons of snails came out just before the sun set, the kids were amazed.

We all got a tan for a souvenir.

We stopped at City Center for a bit on the way home, gotta go to Carrefour whenever possible.

Alhamdulillah it was such a great trip we'll remember forever, inshaAllah.


  1. Anonymous2:19 AM

    Mona is there a ladies pool or swimming area where you could swim?

  2. Mona, the resort is amazing and the bed looks huge! Hope the kids got to do the water slides. Vacations always mean a lot more when they are with family. Sorry you had to return from so much fun!

  3. masha'allah the resort looks AWESOME! i'm jealous. i totally want in on that huge waterslide.

  4. Lovely pictures as usual. Also love, the new layout and color scheme of the blog, it's so lively!

  5. Lizzie, they had a womens pool but tonnes of women go swimming while covered as well. It was really nice!

    Lisa, The really big water slide was still under construction but there was another pool that had smaller slides and fountains and showers that the kids loved.

    Dedra, Ha, yea it looks so fun.

    Hijabee! Thanks, it's very summer.

  6. Wow amazing. glad you had a good time. you must tell us more, iA. Where was this by the way. In egypt?

  7. Masha Allah wonderful! beautiful pics :D

  8. looks like you guys had a blast alhamdillah. i love your pink hijab ;)
    when i went to egypt, my il's took us to a resort in sharm. there was no ladies pool, nor a time either :( both pools wouldn't allow us in the water with clothes on...said it would make the tourists uncomfortable while they were sunbathing nude *sigh*
    next time my il's said they would take us to alex where they said you can swim freely COVERED.

  9. PerplxinTexan, Thanks This was at a resort at the North Coast called Porto Marina www.porto-marina.com

    Ms.Unique, Thanks Alhamdulillah.

    the mrs. I've never been to Sharm but I hear it's like here in hurghada, Caters to European tourists.I heard there's an entire women's beach in Alex!

  10. Hey Mona, thanks for sharing these beautiful holiday pics...my fave's the one of you :-D

  11. Washi, Thanks, you're so sweet:)

  12. Anonymous1:51 PM


    Masha'Allah what fantastic photos! Looks like a great time was had by all!

  13. Strangerinthisdunya, Thank you, yea we did, alhamdulillah!

  14. Simply breathtaking resort photos! Gotta love your pink gear and that's one humongous pool! 9 hours for all those??? Seems like a worth the while trade-off to me. :)

  15. Hajar, definitely worth it!


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