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Sharm el Sheikh

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MAXIBOY, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. MAXIBOY

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 17, 2006

    Posts: 541

    going in January

    any recommendations on which part/ hotel

    things to do. thinking Cairo and Luxor

    thanks..
     
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    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 14, 2007

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    Workmate has just been.

    She loved the resort/hotel complex. Absolutely first class.

    The rest of Egypt scared the living daylights out of her.
     
  3. MAXIBOY

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 17, 2006

    Posts: 541

    yeah heard the same but will get out during the second week.

    unless eaten by a shark in the first week..
     
  4. Fuzz

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 3, 2003

    Posts: 15,302

    Location: Cheltenham ;-)

    Diving :D
     
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    Mobster

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    Actually yeah! Thats one thing she did that was "amazing". Im guessing it was at a fairly simplistic level - not sure, but it was well worth doing some organised stuff!
     
  6. StriderX

    Capodecina

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    I hear the waters this time of year are just screaming with excitement.
     
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    Mobster

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    Cairo was the issue - huge poverty and begging, everyone was looking for money. At one point they went to the police that were there and they wanted money too. Im not sure that that is typical but they were constantly on their guard from beggars and the like.

    Dont want to put you off, im sure it is awesome but im just passing on what my friends impression was.
     
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    Mobster

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    Ooops.missed the obvious joke i guess!! :D
     
  9. SexyGreyFox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Mar 29, 2003

    Posts: 46,384

    I've been to Egypt 3 times and the first time was Sharm El Sheikh at a place called Three Corners St George.
    Some pics here - http://www.disturbinthepeace.co.uk/egypt.htm

    We flew to Cairo to visit the Giza Plateau & Cairo Museum and then a couple of days later flew to Luxor where we visited Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple & Valley Of the Kings.
     
  10. Dave85

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 18, 2004

    Posts: 8,322

    Location: Sunny Scotland

    Also consider Hurghada as alternative.
     
  11. SexyGreyFox

    Man of Honour

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    I went to Hurghada last year for 5 days as part of 3 week Egypt holiday.
    I didn't like it, Blackpool with the sun.
     
  12. OpenToSuggestions

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 5, 2006

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    Location: Stoke On Trent

    Egypt is a lovely place, just for the love of God take some alcohol rub for your hands EVERY time you even touch money.

    I was crapping like a baby from the day after I got there to a week after I got home, with awful belly cramps.
     
  13. geeklight

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 3, 2010

    Posts: 186

    I stayed at the Sonesta Beach Hotel when I went and I loved it- the place was nice, out room was huge, staff were brilliant, really helpful and the cleaning guy took a bit of a shine to me and my mate and use to leave a swan made of a towel on our bed every day! The diving is meant to be beautiful there- I went snorkelling in Ras Mohammed, and that was amazing, wish I'd gone diving instead. My cousin went diving at Tiran Island which she said was brilliant, but the diving in Dahab (not far from Sharm) is meant to be incredible!

    Took a day trip to Cairo as well- we went on the overnight local bus and didn't realise they do a drug check at the border so was a bit scary being woken up by men with guns talking to us in Arabic. Lucky there was a guy who spoke English so we understood what was happening! Loved Cairo- it has it's beautiful parts and it's poverty, in the same way as most major tourist cities. Well worth going to though I think, although I think it's a bit violent at the moment.
     
  14. Thomss

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 12, 2004

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    Location: Newcastle

    We had a great time there just under a year ago!
    Really enjoyed it.
     
  15. Relentless81

    Sgarrista

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    My mates loved it so much when they went for their holiday this year they are going again for the new year
     
  16. J-FRO

    Mobster

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    Location: Essex

    I stayed on a complex which was owned by First Choice I think. All inclusive and all that jazz.

    Trip to Cairo to see the pyramids is a must. Beware of the culture shock in Cairo though!

    And also, go quad-biking out into the desert to see either the sunrise or sunset. I saw the sunrise and it was pretty awesome. The whole quadbiking in the mountains/desert during twilight was great as well. But you will need sunglasses to stop sand blowing in your eyes and get the scarves as well otherwise you'll breathe it in too.
     
  17. Doonhamer

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Scottish Borders

    A lot of people seem to do this. On the first day I was their the guide asked who had all been to Egypt before and about half of those in the group had visited at least once before.
     
  18. trigger-happy

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 3, 2009

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    Location: In west London

    There are some really nice prices up for it now, all inclusive. My folks at home might be going on January too for my birthday.
     
  19. SexyGreyFox

    Man of Honour

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    My favourite place in Egypt is Luxor and I would live there.
    We stayed at a hotel for 7 days called St Josephs ( http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Lux...292&vpsrc=6&hnear=Luxor,+Qena,+Egypt&t=h&z=19 )
    and for all our food (3 times a day), beer, drinks, 7 days stay, it cost a total of £210 for both of us (£105 each) and it's easily the best holiday I've ever had.

    I would also advise everybody to experience a 7 day Nile Cruise - AWESOME.
     
  20. Steve Zodiac

    Associate

    Joined: Dec 7, 2010

    Posts: 68

    Sharm el **** Hole ! Would not go there if you payed me.
    Everyone i know thats been there got the stomach bug, poverty and begging etc.
    Go somewere nice like Tenerife or Ibiza, Safe clean lots better !
     


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