After a peaceful cruise along the Nile interspersed with temple visiting, we flew here yesterday . This is the resort city of Egypt, filled with visiting Europeans, especially Russians.There are many huge resort hotels next to each other along the foreshore. We walked along the beautiful path between these and the beach checking out the many restaurants. At Naama Bay at the end of the strip there are many souvenir places all filled with the same tacky gear. It is certainly the Gold Coast equivalent and has nothing much to do with Egyptian culture. One aspect that is striking is the number of restaurants and bars where you can sit and smoke the water pipes which look like hookahs.We ate a a great seafood restaurant last night and there were several men sucking on these things. We have found the trip very relaxing as well as informative. We have certainly seen some iconic and ancient places. After seeing them in films and having read so much about Karnak and the Valley of the Kings it has been amzing seeing them for real. I will have to go back and watch the Bond film where he dodges around the columns at
I love travelling and have done as much as I can over the 68 years of my life. Since retiring from teaching in 2012 I have been able to do even more and have enjoyed the diverse landscapes, cities, peoples and places I have visited. My travels have taken me to every continent and to over 87 countries.
I also love sharing my experiences by writing and uploading photos so others can perhaps be inspired to follow in my footsteps or to just go out and explore this wonderful planet on which we all live. I am also happy that I have found another blog site where this can occur after my original hos... full info