I was lucky enough to grab some winter sun in January, i don’t mean to boast but it really did solve those January blues and it was lovely to jump on a plane whilst the majority of the world felt the reality of going back to work. It was a really enjoyable family getaway to Egypt and i would recommend to anyone to take a visit. There were a few things we couldn’t do due to current issues they are experiences near the Cairo area but we stayed in Sharm El Sheikh and experienced no problems.
We stayed in Sharm, very close to Nabq Bay and the area itself was so pretty. A lot of the area is still being built up at the moment but it is indeed still very ‘charming’ as they like to call it. Our hotel was moments away from a stunning private beach with a jetty leading down into the ocean which is perfect for snorkeling – a subject that is in its own league which i will talk about in more detail.
Snorkeling is one of the best things i have ever done, and that’s a statement to make! Now, i actually can’t swim (i know, i know) but we booked a boat trip which gave you the opportunity to snorkel or deep sea dive, understandably i didn’t go for the latter. I had a professional diver take me out snorkeling and i cant explain how amazing it was. Egyptian waters are renowned for being crystal clear and i can vouch for that, with the aid of the goggles i could see so much just from bobbing on the surface, the diver was kind enough to dive down for me and point to the areas that i would witness the most fish come out of the coral. Best experience!
There is another side to Egypt that i’m very drawn to and that is shopping! The old markets are a fantastic place to visit and not the mention the famous Soho Square. Soho is brilliant at night all the shops are open till late and you wander round without any hassle from the shop owners, they have an agreement not to barter with you there. There is plenty to do on the square from grabbing an ice cream to trying the legendary Shisha.
It’s safe to say i fell in love with Egypt a little bit.