really bad news for all of us who worked so hard for it to happen and for the ones who were looking forward to join it and to have a good time.
the Kite Show 2003 in El Gouna, Egypt, has been cancelled !
We waited until know and made this decision at the weekend.
Everyday we followed the news and didn't know what to do.
But do to the high posibility of war, which looks to happen at exactly this time, the risk of a war close by is very high.
The officals don't suggest going to Egypt in that case. At the first Gulf war there were incidents with Egyptians and tourists.
And the possibility is very high that it wi happen again, even worse.
And you never know which weapons are going to be used and some countries which are close by can be attacked.
I asked airlines about what ill happen if the war starts, they all say that it is very likely that the flights will be cancelled, as it just happend with Venezuela.
And I don't want to be at an event when war is starting and then imagine all the chaos that can happen, when we have to get on a military machines to get out of there! It wouldn't be fun celebrating knowing that this could happen every minute....
I was really looking forward to this event, but I don't want to take all the responsibility for something to happen.
This wouldn't make me happy, therefore we preferred to cancel this event.
We are looking for a new spot, but since the time is so short, I doubt to find it.
maybe someone has an idea where we could go instead?
But be sure, in 2004 the Kite Show will be even better !!!!
And maybe there will be more than one Kite Show, even this year there could be some events....