Friday, March 15, 2013

Titanic Resort, Egypt


Hotels and resorts line Egypt's Red Sea coast.  Along with international chains, like Marriott, Hilton, and Movenpick, there's the Titanic Resort in Hurghada. 

Seriously? Who would name their hotel the Titanic?

The only Titanic that most Egyptian people know is the movie "Titanic," which they assume is fictitious.  I kid you not.  I thought whoever owned this resort was so in love with the Dicaprio-Winslet epic that they spent millions making the hotel look like a ship.  But apparently, this is an international chain, too!  The company is based in Las Vegas.  (Why am I not surprised?)


I stare at it every time I drive past, less impressed by the architecture than amazed by the name.  I guess if Hollywood makes a romantic movie about the Hindenburg, we can expect a new, dirigible-shaped resort to pop up somewhere, named "The Hindenburg."

Is there a "Hindenburg Resort" in the future?
This week, I'm grateful for my Western education.  I may not have enjoyed History in school, but at least I know what the Titanic disaster was -- although my education isn't enough to deduce why a Las Vegas company (Titanic Resorts,Inc.) would name and build their hotels to resemble a doomed vessel that took the lives of 1502 people.



This post is part of VikLit's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is follow the link and put your name on the Mr.Linky list, and then be sure to post every Friday about some small (or big) accomplishment for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever!

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