Naama Bay Hotel
Travel Blogs from Sharm El-Sheikh
... was harassing me. But it all worked out in the end and we also met a lot of locals who were lovely. Because we got to visit all of the main sights we saw the incredible amount of infrastructure that Egypt has built up for tourists—hotels, large cruise ships, tourist factories etc. At the moment most of these are empty and some giant cruise ships were sailing with just 15 people. The result is that people here are really hurting. The sentiment we heard again and again is that ...
Sharm el Sheikh is the travel destination for the international set. It is what Bali is to Australians. No Aussies but lots of Russians, Germans, English and every other nationality within a 5 hour flight radius.
We spent the day before battling Cairo traffic to the airport and then flying here. (1 hour flight). Shorter than the ride to the airport in Cairo.
Sharm el-Sheikh is situated on the ...
... more desert… then an abandoned, half built resort… more desert… No one out and about except an occasional gardener.
The people who fly straight to Sharm El Sheikh don’t get the slightest feel for what Egypt is like… but then again, would they want to? Here you feel completely disconnected from everything that is going on in the rest of the country. It’s a completely artificial ...
... basket to pull a cobra out! She swings it by its tail as she moves to the beat. The cobra begins to retract and move its head about as it swings.
Then she puts the cobra down on the stage and she gets down on hands and knees to look the cobra in the eyes. Her hand pounds the stage. The cobra strikes and she dodges. She flicks its tail around and it strikes again but ...
We are apparently sailing along a transit corridor which has a coordinated naval presence. We have two more days at sea before our arrival in Sharm el Sheikh on Tuesday.
Sunday, 5th December 2010
Day at sea
All quiet on the Red Sea front, though I am a little worried about snorkelling in the Sharm el Sheikh area due to recent shark attacks.
Monday, 6th December 2010
Day at Sea