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- Airport Transportation
- Minbar in room
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Smoking rooms available
TripAdvisor Reviews Turtle's Inn El Gouna
Travel Blogs from El Gouna
... conditions are horrendous with daytime temperatures in the mid forties and the landscape totally unforgiving. The wind is so hot off the rock and sand it is cooler to close the windows! After a morning snorkelling in the Red Sea we originally set off after a truck lunch for a four hour run to Luxor. This unfortunately turned into seven hours as we had to double back after a police checkpoint refused to allow us passage. Taking the long way round we got ...
... for the pharoahs of Egypt. It was impressive. The sites ran up to 100meters before you reach the tomb. At this point, we split from half the group, and go with two Australian girls to Hurgada for a few days in a resort. It's a town that's in the east of Egypt, on the edge of the Red Sea. Completely different from the rest of Egypt, not temples, no ruins, no pyramids. But still, there are persistent junk pushers. We thought that the other guys had missed out. In our minds, we had ...
... at an all inclusive resort for 3 days! Not very Dragoman but a welcome change from the wild camping we did throughout Sudan and the ****** hotels we've had in Egypt so far. I've also got to that templed out stage as we have visited at least one a day since we hit Sudan. The pax changed in Gondar and it's all marginally better but no life long friends on this ...
... choice of destination. Obviously the chance of some half decent weather at unbeatable prices was enough to take their minds off the perceived security risks of visiting one of the most volatile areas in the world.
Having done my homework, I had pre-arranged a taxi transfer along with “visa assistance”, which meant there was a nice man waiting for me in arrivals with a sign bearing my name. He whisked me to the front of the Thomas Cook queue and ...
... everywhere we went given that tourism numbers from those countries are down 80%. This could also be the last entry in the blog for 2-3 days as our Egypt Vodaphone data SIM (3 GB for AU$10) in the iPad will cease to work after we leave Cairo Airport and Internet access in Jordan is expensive so unless we find reliable wifi in our Bedouin Tent accommodation out in the Jordan desert our next update may even come from Munich in 6 days ...