Aswan. Luxor. Sharm-el-Sheikh. Cairo.
Incredible weather, breathtaking scenery and architecture, the history there just blew me away, it was genuinely like being on an epic movie set, I couldn't quite take it all in.... so we may have extended the trip.... twice...
We went on a cruise, stayed in the most beautiful hotels and resorts, went scuba diving and hot air ballooning, we rode on camels and had a bedouin dinner in the desert, we shopped, we sunbathed, we ate, we drank, we laughed uncontrollably and had impromptu Nylon-style photoshoots on balconies, we salonged daaarling and it was Luxorious!
It was a holiday of a lifetime, and I need to thank my friends Victoria, Joe, Amy, and her stepmother Nadia for making the trip not only possible, but incredible. A big shout out to our tour guide Hermada too! What a legend.
It turned out that a holiday was exactly what I needed. For a number of reasons I was very apprehensive about going away, particularly on this trip. Being in a bubble where I was constantly with friends, when there was always something to do, somewhere to go, where the weather was never below 36 degrees and where money was no object was heavenly. For 2 whole weeks I was completely worry-free and although that may induce a slight depression now that I'm back in the "real" world, it was fun while it lasted, and it inspired me to work even harder and earn that lifestyle for myself.
This vacation was also a learning curve for me. I learned that I could be with the same people day in, day out and not be short or frustrated, being thrown into that situation I think my brain just automatically dealt with it. I learned that I'm much more patient than I once thought, and I'm also learning the art of letting go, and not letting what cannot be changed restrict me or affect the way I live my life. I have far more important things to think about than the past.
Now a healthy stack of fashion magazines has accumulated upon my bed, once I've consumed them - it's back to business and back to fashion. Stay tuned.