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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 ...
... four days relaxing by the pool after our buffet breakfast. The weather has been beautiful with sunny days of 28. In the evenings we would walk along the beach where all the restaurants and market places were.
Sharm el Sheikh is very clean and geared for tourists. You could forget you were in Egyt except for the hassling for money by the taxi drivers, service people and camel operators.
... kind of ritual that involved placing our palms first on a particular carving, then over our hearts, three times. We have no idea what it meant, but since it ended with Hugh having to kiss me on both cheeks, it probably was good for our marriage! After an excellent lunch at a very fancy hotel, this time at 3:00, we visited the temple of Luxor. The two temples are about two miles apart, parallel to the Nile. They are currently in the process of uncovering the sphinx-lined ...
... regulator out of my mouth.....only after one big gulp of SALT WATER.
We returned to our gorgeous Queen Mary 2, to a nice swim in the pool, jacuzzi, a nap by the pool, showers and next thing you know it is time for dinner again.
The time on board has been amazingly relaxing and I think I am totally spoiled. Its so easy to get used to this life.
DAYS AT SEA
The first days we spent just getting to know this ...
Today: 200 km
Total: 7,240 km
We took off to Ras Muhammad NP (RMNP) for a pretty scenic drive through the dry inland landscapes of the peninsula and arrived at the gates after some supply shopping in Sharm. The RMNP is a worldly renowned diving paradise, mainly visited during the day by groups of tourists taking excursions from either Sharm or Dahab.