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I'm going a holiday to Egypt this summer, stayin in the Sharm el Sheihk region, was wondering if anybody can recommend anything to do whilst over there, obviously with the exception of visiting the py…
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
I'm going a holiday to Egypt this summer, stayin in the Sharm el Sheihk region, was wondering if anybody can recommend anything to do whilst over there, obviously with the exception of visiting the pyramids

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#1
starsparkle2311
ride a camel


i can't even deal with horses :p
banned#2
you could learn some caligraphy?
#3
So I am guessing you are going to Cairo?

You have the Museum, Market, River Nile cruises, Ancient Mosques. There is also a Castle you can see and many other smaller Ancient sites but I can't remember any names!
#4
yeah scuba diving is good. also the quad bikes in the sand dunes thats realy fun.
#5
Scuba diving and lying on the beach , there wasn't much else to do.
#6
Wotwot123
So I am guessing you are going to Cairo?

You have the Museum, Market, River Nile cruises, Ancient Mosques. There is also a Castle you can see and many other smaller Ancient sites but I can't remember any names!


we're only going to be in cairo for one day, which of these would you recommend most?
#7
avoid all the beggars and peddlers and watch your pocket...
#8
wazb
yeah scuba diving is good. also the quad bikes in the sand dunes thats realy fun.


yeah both of those are also on the to do list, their both available in sharm el sheikh yeah?
#9
dont bring cheap jewellery and go swimming ... gets oxidised if not pure gold or silver.
so they say ;)
#10
how expensive is egypt when your out there?

how much will a beer cost?
banned#11
imranmaz
you could learn some caligraphy?


Do you mean hieroglyphics?
#12
toolongawake
how expensive is egypt when your out there?

how much will a beer cost?



My brother is not long back and said the beer prices were about the same as here

One thing I'd advise on would be to take rehydration sachets, as many people get the trots over there - the hygiene of food handlers ain't really European standard.
#13
You can go quad bike riding - which I heard is fun - there are a few trips you can go to as well, excepting Cairo/Luxor - but you really should go to either one of them at least. I've heard that Ras Mohamed national park is impressive too, or you could visit the temples - but that's a long 3 hour bus trip (can't recall the place name).

But, what you need to do is visit tripadvisor here - and read up for yourself.
banned#14
DanJackson
Do you mean hieroglyphics?


This (I did lol btw):

http://pringzter104.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/islamic_calligraphy9.gif
#15
toolongawake
we're only going to be in cairo for one day, which of these would you recommend most?


Are you going to the Pyramids on the same day?

If not, you could do all of those in one day, Museum around Lunchtime, then you could visit a Mosque if you really want to, then go to the market and have a walk round which will be a few hours, then you could go on a Nile Cruise at night which normally has a buffet and restaurant on.

Dont let the Market owners rip you off, if they offer you something for 40 Egyptian pounds, offer them 20 Egyptian pounds, if you can't get it for around 20 - 27 just say "Bye" and they will normally run for you. Keep away from the people who speak good English, yes it's a horrible thing, but they normally sell the cheap **** for high prices, find the market shops that don't run after you, there are plenty. You normally get the good stuff from the quiet shops.
#16
Wotwot123
Are you going to the Pyramids on the same day?

If not, you could do all of those in one day, Museum around Lunchtime, then you could visit a Mosque if you really want to, then go to the market and have a walk round which will be a few hours, then you could go on a Nile Cruise at night which normally has a buffet and restaurant on.

Dont let the Market owners rip you off, if they offer you something for 40 Egyptian pounds, offer them 20 Egyptian pounds, if you can't get it for around 20 - 27 just say "Bye" and they will normally run for you. Keep away from the people who speak good English, yes it's a horrible thing, but they normally sell the cheap **** for high prices, find the market shops that don't run after you, there are plenty. You normally get the good stuff from the quiet shops.


thanks for the advice
#17
i went a few years ago, scuba diving was amazing and quad biking was the best ive ever done because we also had a choice of manual rather than only automatics like most places, and riding a manual is much more fun.

In the evenings there's a place called Naama bay where all the food places and shisha (flavoured tobacco smoking) places are. I remember getting a huge meal at pizza hut for 4 of us for like £12 and then went and had a shisha whilst watching France V Brazil in the world cup :-)

A couple of evenings we went to a place called Fantasia where you pay an entry fee and they have a buffet for you, and several shows with horses doing funny things and belly dancers etc. It's quite good and they also have shops inside the complex. We went on my birthday and the tour guide secretly told the people who run it and they stopped everything and played me a happy birthday song and brought me a cake and took us all on the stage for a dance in front of the whole crowd lol.

We also went cairo for a day, its roughly 6 hours in a car but it's worth it. First we went to the pyramids and rode around on horse, then to a museum and then went shopping in one of the big malls before heading back to sharm.

Hope you have a good time and hope this helps.
#18
if your prepared to travel youll have a fantastic time.

Cairo
One of the greatest capitals in the world Cairo is home to nearly 20 million people and has been the largest city in Africa since 1258. A visit to Cairo includes all of the city's most dramatic landmarks, the Pyramids and the Sphinx, The Mosque of Mohammed Ali and the Egyptian Museum.

Luxor
Formerly the ancient city of Thebes, Luxor, is set against spectacular desert landscapes of the Kharga Oasis and features the Valley of the Kings, the Hatsheput Temple and the Colossi of Memnon on the West Bank, and the Karnak and Luxor Temples on the East.

Mount Sinai and St. Catherine's Monastery
Thought to be the oldest monastery in the world, St Catherine's can trace its origins back to the early fourth century AD. A transplanted descendant of the Burning Bush, through which Moses is said to have heard the voice of the Lord, grows in the monastery's enclosure. Close to Sharm el Sheikh, St Catherine's enjoys a spectacular location at the foot of Mount Sinai which Jews, Christians and Muslims believe to have been the site of God's revelation of the Ten Commandments. An impressive sunset can be seen from the top of Mount Sinai.

Ive been twice now and still havnt seen a pyramid, but thats only because there is so much to see. You have to really throw yourself into a holiday to a place like this but you will be rewarded. Ive seen some fantastic sights and feel priveleged to have experienced it. dont be put off by cautionary tales though as this will spoil your enjoyment.
#19
national go kart track is there, quad biking in the sinai is a must, casinos, learn to dive - one of the best places in the world. got to camel bar - top is open roof. Also go to the hard rock cafe. Sharm is nice but defo take immodium. There is loads to do
#20
Also don't drink any tap water etc (frozen icecubes, and some icecream), you'll insantly get the *****. :)
#21
toolongawake
we're only going to be in cairo for one day, which of these would you recommend most?


pizza hut :p thats opposite the sphinx....seriously all the people on our coach were elated at the sight of the pizza hut...its ridiculously close to the sphinx as well..so weird!!

be prepared to be bombared by beggers and pushy pushy salesmen/kids. be careful with their fruit and veg if u r sensitive to getting the poo's as they are washed in tap water.

excursions srart very early in day as too hot midday..thats when ppl come and chill at the hotel.

to be fair i didnt have a fab experience as i was in my first trimester and felt like wretching loads!!:w00t:
#22
definately quad bikes in the desert and a must Cairo day trip well worth the visit
#24
moob
My brother is not long back and said the beer prices were about the same as here

One thing I'd advise on would be to take rehydration sachets, as many people get the trots over there - the hygiene of food handlers ain't really European standard.


I watched some travel program where the advice they gave is to make sure the food is cooked fresh in front of you (heat kills nasties) if from a stall and go for the one the locals use.

The funny thing I remember is the same show revealed that many people catch the trots from hotel buffets because the food is often left out in the heat and pawed through by dozens of people before you get to it. :?

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