We have now ventured on to the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt and flew from Tel Aviv to Cairo airport and We then had to find the next terminal without any signs to point theway. You had to get a shuttle bus and had to pay for someone to show us where the bus stop was.Having noEgyptian money as yet, we gave him an old $2 note, he wasn't very happy with that.After arriving at Sharm El Sheik at 7.00am (we left Tel Aviv at 1.10am, which means we had been flying and in airports all night) to our dismay, our transfer to our hotel didn't turn up, so we had to bargain a fare to our hotel.
When we finally got there, totally exhausted, our Kristina was standing outside the front of the hotel.It wasgreat to see her after the6 months she has been away.
We spent the afternoon in the hotel swimming pool but unfortunately, they play their Arabic music so it is deafening, the speakers being directly below our room window made for an horrendous time.On various occasions the power failed too which meant no air conditioning and the temperature is 45 to 50 degrees.
We went out to Naama Bay which was a bit fake and seemed specially suited to people who frequent English seaside towns with lots of pretty lights and plenty of beer.
The best day in Sharm El Sheik was when we went out on a boat to Ros Mohamed National Park on the Red Sea.We stopped at three places and jumped off the boat to snorkel.It was great to see all the colourful fish.I saw three clown fish just like Nemo and parrot fish, pipe fish, puffer fish,etc., the coral was beautiful also.
All the while in Sharm El Sheik, I was sick with the flu and a touch of dysentery, I think my body was really run down.Fortunately, you can buy anti-biotics over the counter here in Egypt and you just have to force yourself to keep going.Next stop Luxor in mainland Egypt.