About this blog
Welcome to El Gouna!
The El Gouna blog is written by Gounies, for Gounies, and beyond! The purpose of the blog is to share with residents and guests the latest news about our precious seaside town, and to share, to newcomers and future guests alike, the ‘El Gouna State of Mind’: a lifestyle that focuses on self-care, development, environmental awareness, sustainability, physical, mental, and emotional wellness, health, family, and community; in short, it is the embodiment of an ideal living experience. Events, activities, and the latest news in El Gouna will be featured on this blog to give you a glimpse of living life by the Red Sea. Want to know more? Begin by clicking here and start living the ‘El Gouna State of Mind’.
In 2006 Ghada moved to El Gouna along with her tiny family, which have now grown to be a family of five including three little native Gounie citizens. As a working mother, and a member of Orascom family for over 10 years, Ghada had the opportunity to enjoy a 360 degrees experience of what El Gouna and its community has to offer, and has fallen in love with this marvelous town she now calls home. As a talented cook, and a devoted foodie, Ghada will be taking you on a journey through the town’s versatile restaurants, trying to unveil El Gouna’s culinary secrets, and letting you in on special yummy recipes from the different cuisines around El Gouna.
Mushira is a long-term resident of El-Gouna. She arrived to our gorgeous seaside resort in 2013 and hasn't looked back since! Not only is she a teacher in El Gouna International School, she also runs a community theatre group, El Gouna Players. This workaholic has been a published social and commercial writer, editor, copy editor and translator for over 10 years. She received her acting degree from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) in 2003, her M.A. in English and Comparative Literature in 2013 from the American University in Cairo, and is currently studying for her teaching degree with the University of Sunderland. Mushira is passionate about literature, education, fine-cuisine, and fitness.
Samaa Ayman is a passionate writer and dedicated teacher who goes by her own motto: "act not in response to reality but to create it," a mantra only truly made possible since she moved to Gouna 3 years ago. Inspired by the town's incomparable charm and unique identity, Samaa set her first novel, titled The King's Debt, in the very magical place she now proudly calls home.