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Sharm el Sheikh

Voyage voyage.. This is an old French song that I would like to sing now! We are travelling tomorrow to Maldives and Sri Lanka, and I am going to buy a new camera to take plenty of beautiful pictures, yay! Since we love to travel to near and far destinations, I would like to share our experience with you, including some tips on where to go or what to eat! My first post will be about Sharm el Sheikh. So, ahlan wa sahlan in Egypt!

We spent the first days at the wonderful Sofitel Hotel that has a super lovely beach bar!!

The magnificent view from the bar. On the right side of the picture lie the isolated and very calm beach sections.

From there you can walk in the evening to Naama Bay, a long promenade full of tourists and restaurants….

… and plenty of night clubs like the Little Buddha!

Absolutely not to miss is the Saint Catherine Monastery, a World Heritage Site. It lies very far away from Sharm el Sheikh but is definitely worth the long trip.

Attention mes dames, take solid shoes for the long walking trip up to the hill.

On our way back we were almost forced to stop at Dahab (called “gold” in Arabic for its beaches), …

… a rather scruffy place but very popular among young divers.

Then we moved to the huuge Sheraton Hotel! We change hotels to be on the safe side, should one of them be unbarable!

Here the (male!) animators will make your belly dancing dreams come true!

The next day, we took the highly recommended trip to Ras Muhammad National Park where we could admire the rare mangrove trees, crabs …

…and an impressive hole in the earth caused by an earthquake!

During this same trip, a stop is made to give you the opportunity to snorkel. You can rent the equipment on your way there. Snorkeling is amaaazing, don’t miss it!

And after your hard snorkeling efforts, you can enjoy a very delicious tea under this beduin tent. Enjoy! Sahtein!!



    • Me & Beirut

      Ohh then you missed sthg! 😉 But don’t worry, most people travel to Sharm el Sheikh in a separate trip. So just re-visit!

  1. Nice post 🙂 I’ve been there last summer, and we also visited Cairo. Amazing time and memories that I went back there (Cairo) for last Christmas & New Year’s vacation 🙂
    The Sheraton is great, and hanging around Naama Bay is surely unforgettable. I always recommend Sharm to all my friends 🙂

    • Me & Beirut

      Wow, you went there twice in one year, not Bad! Très original 🙂 Yep, i love Sharm too, it’s really charming!

  2. bhuwanchand

    Beautiful pictures of Egypt. Welcome to our part of the world, I am sure you will love Maldive & Sri Lanka. Do lots of shopping in Sri Lanka, even the big brand clothes are quite inexpensive over here. As for myself, my first priority is to cover India first before I set out to the tourist destinations abroad. I have traveled extensively but there’s still so much more to see.

    • Me & Beirut

      I looove your comment, thank you! I feel like if I was there already! Thanks for the shopping tips, didn’t know that at all!! Yes you’re right, India must be wonderful, full of colors, it’s on our list too 😉

  3. Oh what a lovely post, Hanan!!! Can’t wait to see more posts about your trips!!! 🙂
    … I think only in Egypt you can see male belly dancers 😀 😀

    Have fun in Maldives and Sri Lanka and make a lot of pictures for us !! 😉

    • Me & Beirut

      Haha you think so? Only in Egypt? Interesting! You seem to know sthg 😉 I’ll definitely take plenty of pictures, IF we go! There is a tsunami warning right now, we’ll see…

  4. Well done! What a great photo rich blog. Looks like you guys had a blast. I love that region. I haven’t yet made it to Sharm, but have had some awesome times in Beirut and Alexandria.

    • Me & Beirut

      thank you so much Joel, you make me happy with your words! …Alexandria sounds very interesting too, would love to see their legendary library!

  5. Hello, thank you for stopping by me post about life in Senegal. The wedding was fabulous, put our white affairs in the shade, and the whole experience a privilege to share 🙂

  6. I’ve been to Egypt few times, but I couldn’t make it to Sharm el Sheikh, we stayed in Hurghada twice and once in Cairo. I plan on going back again, there is so much to see in Egypt! Lovely photos! Ever since my first visit there, I have a weakness for Arabic language, which is not easy to learn at all, but the sound of it is amazing!

    • Me & Beirut

      Sharm is a very nice place but Hurghada must be wonderful too! My friend spends a week there every (!) summer 😉

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