Who knew there would be a traditional Mexican hanging out at our traditional Egyptian holiday resort in Taba? The deal was all-inclusive, and the food at our resort (the Three Corners El Wakala – book now for next Christmas!) was pretty good, but there were several restaurants outside and we decided to ring the changes by trying this one.

Variety, I discovered on this Christmas holiday with D, was the key to staying sane. With not much to do, and the sun setting at approximately 3.45pm every day, we felt a bit like Withnail and I, who came on holiday by mistake. But we had a Kindle, and two movie channels, and a source of luminously lethal cocktails (drink as much as you like!) so all in all the seven days passed smoothly and really only felt like ten. Anyway, we wanted to see if El Fuego could possibly deliver any decent Mexican food; it was quite busy, which can be a good sign. Thankfully, the food was pretty awesome; we had tortilla chips with guacamole and salsa, then I had chicken fajitas while D had an enchilada. Everything was pleasantly smothered with cheese, sour cream and yet more guacamole. It was a carb-fest of utter joy.