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 ...
... offering massages, haircuts, pedicures, and brow waxing. One guy actually starts ripping out Bruce's eyebrows, promising to make Bruce "more beautiful." We figure the only place to hide from these guys is underwater, so we head to the little dive shop, take a quick refresher course, and go SCUBA diving. And wow! The fish and coral in the Red Sea come in so many shapes, sizes, and colors. And they're all beautiful!
After our dive, we lounge on the beach with ...
... from starwars or something of a far away planet. This went on for about 2 hours before hitting the town of Sharm el Sheik. This is an artificial town specifically set up for tourists. It basically contains just resorts with the obligatory souvenir and tourist cafes. We found our hotel with only one Uturn and it looked good.
Very clean, professional, great staff - I think we will enjoy our stay here.
We checked in to ...
... the call to worship happens, she can finish her work day and pray when she has free time. If she cannot get to the mosque, she says she can pray at home. Worshippers must bend down while facing Mecca into many prayer positions, which she also demonstrates for us. During prayers inside the mosque, women pray at the back of the room because so as not to distract the men due to the ...
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