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I've never been to Egypt before and didn't know what to expect. I imagined it to be full of sand and really steep but it was the opposite.
There aren't many females in Sharm El Sheikh. Men who are married and live in the Sharm area tend to have come from Cairo and other far places to work and then return home for a couple of wks before returning to Sharm and Naama Bay for work.
The hotel was beautiful, the staff were very friendly, whether you tipped them or not and if you weren't happy, everyone went out of their way to get you what you needed once it was possible.
I wasn't impressed with the food in the hotel but there was something for everyone. I definitely feel I lost a few lbs in weight not eating as much due to not being impressed with the food.
My day trip to Cairo is an experience I will never forget. I can't even describe how it felt to be so close to the pyramids that you can touch them.
I attempted to go down into one of the smaller pyramids but I was dressed from head to toe in white and didn't fancy getting dirty.
I had a private mini bus and my own personal tour guide. For 24hrs, I felt like a famous celebrity.
For the rest of my vacation, I spent it at Naama Bay and old sharm where my friend and I haggled for our purchases and made life long friends.
I am so in love with Egypt that although I'm going away in Aug and then again in sep-oct, if I don't get a job I was interviewed for a wk before I left, I've decided to go bk at the end of June for 3wks as 9 days simply wasn't enough.
The only downside is the tiny luggage allowance you're allowed. 20kg is just about 3 stones in weight. It's hardly anything.
I was 9kg over weight going but thankfully I wasn't charged as I only had one piece of hand luggage, but I got stung with a £150 fine for being an altogether 17kg over weight. oops. Lol.
All in all, I would recommend Egypt to others. There's plenty to do, but whether you're there to snap up a first copy designer item, go clubbing or sit by the pool, you do need a fair bit of spending money.
I was told by so many people I had more than enough but I was a good 15-20 min away from Naama Bay as I didn't want to stay where all the noise was and all the taxi rides began to add up. With that, plus not really loving the food on offer in the hotel, I ended up having to change up english money, plus use an ATM machine.