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Trip to Egypt : Review.

It has been a while since my last update, and it is what you have been waiting for, my review of my vacation.  Unfortunately when I posted my article about my departure from the UK to Egypt for my vacation, I had hoped that my hotel would have access to the Internet to allow me to keep you guys updated on what it is like to visit Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

The hotel did have the option to use the Internet, but it was extremely expensive to use and felt it was worth holding off until I returned home.  This post is going to be extremely long, apologies for this, but it will give you an idea of what Egypt was like and what activities are available for you to do whilst you are there.

There are some really great photographs for you to enjoy, so please continue to read.

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Hello From Egypt….

Well, after two years of waiting for a vacation abroad, the time has finally come for my trip to Egypt.  It is only for a week, but I have been looking forward to it for quite some time.

It is my first day in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.  This post had been scheduled to post automatically on February 20, 2012, for the simple fact that I wasn’t sure if I was going to have access to the Internet whilst I am away.  If I do have access to the Internet, expect regular updates (hopefully) with pictures.  If I do find that I do NOT have access to the Internet whilst I am away, you can expect a several-part series of posts to tell you guys all about it.

What I can tell though, is that I posted some time ago, that I was going to Egypt and that I intend on completing two excursions while I am here:

  • 2-Hour Quad-Bike Tour into the Desert to see the Sun-Set across the mountains.
  • 1-Day Trip into Cairo to see the Pyramids.

Until I have scoped the area, found I have Internet access and lots to tell, here is an update on the weather currently in Egypt.

Find more about Weather in Sharm El Sheikh, EG

By the time you read this…

…I will be in the air, heading off on my vacation to Egypt.

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Today’s Quick Post: Departure

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Its that time – the one thing I have been waiting on for nearly three months I am now waiting on my departure to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt – fun times!.

Hope to be able update the blog when I get there. I hope so because trying to update on the iPhone is not easy.

Happy Holidays

aiWeb 2.0 has only been going for a very short time.  It feels a lot longer, I have so much more to write about, I only hope it is of interest to all of you out there.  What I can’t believe is that 2011 is nearly over, but I have so much to look forward in the coming months.

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank those of you who have been very kind as to follow this blog and hope you will follow me into 2012.

When I was a child I used to attend Sunday school and Church and feel extremely bad that I did not continue to attend Church into adulthood.  I have never really considered myself to be a religious person.  However, I do remember one song/prayer that I always used to sing both at Church and throughout School, and have always had a soft spot for it, and that is the ‘Lords Prayer’ that is sung around the world.

I felt it was only fitting that on this day as we spend time with our family and friends and give and receive gifts that I would put a video of Cliff Richards version of the ‘Lords Prayer’, for you all to enjoy.

Song: Millennium Prayer
Artist: Cliff Richard

Let us remember those of us less fortunate than ourselves and let us give thanks to what we have been blessed with.

All the best for 2012.

Some other awesome holiday based videos:

Hit That Winter Sun…

Like all of you I am looking forward to spending time with family and friends over the holidays… only 4-days to go.  I have not had a chance to jet off abroad for sometime, and with the cold weather upon us and the ever increasing possibility of some snow, I felt I needed to find somewhere nice and warm to relax.

I have been to several places when I was a child, France, Spain, Channel Islands.  But some places as an adult, New York, San Francisco, Florida, and Las Vegas for instance are all safe places or some would say the lazy holidays, everyone speaks English (of sorts – the American’s will argue that they speak American not English – but that is a whole different argument or post).

I made a promise to myself last New Years (2011), that I would make a concerned effort to learn a new skill and visit a country around the world that I had never been to.  This time I chose Egypt.  It is a place I have always wanted to see, and being a photographer and now a qualified diver (that’s the new skill I was on about), it is one of the best places around the world to try out my diving/snorkeling and bring back some great photographs (I only hope they are anything like these I have sourced from the Internet).

My vacation is not until February 2012, but I am already counting down the days.  I will be visiting the resort of Sharm el Sheikh.

The wonderful resort of Sharm el Sheikh lies right on the coast of the Sinai Peninsula, between Mount Sinai and the Red Sea, in Egypt. At the entrance of the Gulf of Aqaba and looking out across to Tiran Island, Sharm el Sheikh is the sun-worshipping holiday makers paradise.

From 20° in December and January through to 35° in July and August, Sharm el Sheikh really is the all year round holiday resort, and with the sea temperature averaging 20° in January to a glorious 26° from July to September it is no wonder that holiday makers return year after year. The coastline is a mixture of lovely sandy beaches and jetties for easy access to the crystal clear sea.

I plan to stay at the Sol Sharm Resort Hotel, which by what I have read so far of other peoples experiences seems to be a really great hotel.  I managed to get a really good deal on flights and hotel.  This gives me the opportunity to experience Egypt with a couple of activities whilst I am there.  My research has unearthed a company called Charm of Sharm, that provides several activities at affordable prices.  I only hope they are still operating when I get there, I haven’t been able to find discernible proof that they are.  If you can give me an indication that they are, I would be grateful for your comments.

If they are still running, I will be looking into doing the Quad-Biking Tour into the Desert for a Sunset, and their Day Trip to Cairo to visit the Pyramids (can’t go to Egypt and not see the Pyramids, now can I).

I will be posting my experience and photographs on this blog when I return, so keep an eye out for that.