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Travel Blogs from Sharm El-Sheikh
... with the usual bunch of insomnia masochists. We attended 3 lectures this morning. The first was by the aviation lecturer Ian Smith on Aden and South Arabia. He had worked in the area as a flight engineer in the years preceding the British withdrawal in 1967 and was able to show us photographs taken at that time of some of the places we had visited. Of particular interest was Dubai where 40 years ago there was very little. The British left Aden after what some describe as the ...
Only a 4 1/2 hour flight, arrive earlier than normal so a couple of hours sunlight left. Interesting journey via taxi to the hotel, which included having to get out of it as we got grounded on a sleeping policeman! Hotel is very spread out, nice gardens. First rooms not to good but the girls manage secure new ...
... travelers and enjoy getting to know them better. We are travelling with some amazing people, and I will always be grateful for the blessing of meeting these new friends.
We get cleaned up and head to dinner (which includes the yummiest hand-made pita/tortilla things), and then hit the shops next to our hotel. One shopkeeper offers a free cup of hibiscus tea (an Egyptian specialty). My friend Carrie had already tried it and hadn't died, so I figure it's safe. ...
... 5 minutes. Near the beach is some of the best snorkeling I have ever seen. There is a massive amount of fish including the lion fish, which is poisonous and this is the first time I have ever seen one of them.
Sharm has some incredible things happening at nightlife here in terms of entertainment and drinking. It really comes alive at night and it doesn’t matter what age you are, there is something here for you. The lights come on and ...
... up to be rocked back to sleep.
(In other words, I am getting less than 1.5 hours of sleep at a time.
5:30 (If Im real lucky, I have managed to get in 3 hours of broken sleep)
Momo starts his day.
feed, & play with him
8:30 - 10: nap. if Im lucky I get a 45 minute light snooze.
11: Karina takes over to watch him for 1.5 hours and then gives him a nap.
By this time you are wired and can't sleep.
3:30 when he wakes up he is mine till around 5 or 6 when ...