Travel Blogs from Sharm El-Sheikh
... and the hostages were released. The next story concerned the Beirut Hostages of which there were many. As last time Terry Waite took us to the point where he was about to get into a car with the hostage takers and then said, ‘sorry times up, you’ll have to wait till next time!’ This was predictable but very funny.
The next lecture concerns his 5 years in solitary confinement and how he coped. The final ‘session of enrichment for the morning’ was ...
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. ...
... want to ride his camels. European ladies walk up the street in bikinis and nobody gives them a second glance. I get near to the shore—but it looks like the actual beach is owned by the resorts, so I settle for a mediocre video clip from a public spot. Not very impressed with the set up here.
As dusk sets in I head back up past resort after resort, looking for something that resembles the “heart” of the city. ...
Luckily, there are no cobras in my dreams. The next morning we take a long van ride into the Sinai desert to see the Monastery of Saint Katherine. We pass two Bedouin villages and a U.N. Peacekeeping outpost on our three-hour drive. The rocky desert landscape looks inhospitable but ruggedly beautiful. The sandstone rocks have different colored streaks running through ...
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