Sergio Ramos shows love for Egypt on Instagram

The footballer spent five days at the five-star Dana Beach Resort. (AFP)
Updated 08 July 2019

Sergio Ramos shows love for Egypt on Instagram

DUBAI: The seaside town of Hurghada in Egypt played host to Real Madrid football team captain Sergio Ramos and his family over the past week, and he took to Instagram to share a heartfelt message with his Egyptian fans.

Ramos was in Egypt with his wife, Pilar Rubio, and their three children on what local media reported as the pair’s honeymoon — they got married in June.



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“One of the best trips ever. Now I know why everyone speaks so highly of Egypt and its people. Egypt, you will always have a piece of my heart. It was an incredible experience,” Ramos told his 33 million Instagram followers.

The star’s fans and hotel staff welcomed him with a red-carpet entrance and large posters hung on the resort’s walls.  

The footballer spent five days at the five-star Dana Beach Resort.  


What We Are Reading Today: Life in a Cold Climate by Laura Thompson

Updated 06 December 2019

What We Are Reading Today: Life in a Cold Climate by Laura Thompson

In an enjoyable biography of an interesting woman, Laura Thompson effectively analyses Nancy Mitford’s work in the context of her life and loves.

Mitford “was obviously a much more complex character than many modern accounts paint her and this book certainly demonstrates this,” said a review in goodreads.com.

A stylish and well-informed writer, Thompson brings a snobbishness of her own to her sympathetic account of Mitford’s life.

Christopher Benfey said in a review for The New York Times: “The firmness of Mitford’s anti-fascist views was put to the test during World War II when she was approached by British intelligence to spy on General de Gaulle’s Free French officer corps in London. A mole was apparently passing information to the collaborationist Vichy regime. Thompson tells us frustratingly little about this episode. Instead, she trains her attention on Mitford’s love affair with one of the officers, Charles de Gaulle’s right-hand man and chief political adviser, Gaston Palewski, a heavyset man with a Hitler mustache and receding hair.”