Our resort, the Maritim Jolie Ville Resort & Casino. Walking towards the sea. There are some absolutely gorgeous resorts in this area, very popular with tourists from all over Europe.
The Red Sea. Renowned for it's excellent snorkeling and diving, we had brought our snorkel gear in anticipation and were thrilled to be able to snorkel there.
Naama Bay, Red Sea, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
Sharm has great nightlife, with streets being closed to cars and lined with shopping, restaurants and shisha cafes, giving tourists the chance to try smoking shisha from hookah pipes. We had an absolutely fabulous meal at an Egyptian restaurant and then the group headed for a shisha bar for mint tea and a smoke. The whole area is carpeted with small carpets and cushions, so you are sitting pretty much on the floor. The servers brings a plastic end for each person for the pipe and everyone in the group shares the hookah. Being hard-fought ex-smokers, neither Terry nor I dared to try the shisha in case it should awaken the monster. Most others did though, and tried the apple flavour (shisha being tobacco, molasses and fruit flavour mixed together). We all agreed not to post people pictures smoking the pipe, in case anyone decides to run for President or something! The pipes are for sale everywhere but they are quite big, mostly glass and might prove difficult to explain to customs!
Ready to relax.
Part of our hotel's beach area. There was a fabulous boardwalk too, in between the beach and the hotel, lots of restaurants, ice cream stands, etc.
One of the streets (closed to traffic) in Sharm at night. This shot was taken from our outdoor third floor table at dinner the last night. It would have been nice to spend a day or two more in Sharm, but the following day we headed back to Cairo and before dawn the next day, started our long journey back to Toronto.
An amazing trip!