I have been trying to write posts three times a week, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. This week, I missed one day so I wanted to share with you why. Lack of internet access on a short trip we took to Sharm El-Sheikh, a beach town/area in the southern part of Sinai of Egypt on the Red Sea.
My husband and I wanted an escape, and the fact that my parents and siblings offered to watch our son for the few days we were gone was tempting. So we packed our stuff and off we went.
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There are many types restaurants, from local to Arabic, to Asian, to Italian…etc. From fancy and five star to local street food.
If you are ever at this town–and I feel the same about any beach town where fishing is big–you must check out the local sea food restaurants. People recommended two in the old city, Fares and Star of Sinai. My husband liked the first one more, I liked the second.
On every corner, there’s a shop that sells herbs and spices. I bought this plant here in the picture, mango tea, and Bedouin tea (added to black tea for flavor).
One of the reasons we chose to go here is that my husband and I are both certified divers. For a couple reasons, I couldn’t dive and ended up snorkeling, but that is not such a bad experience. The reef, the coral, and the fish are amazingly beautiful in the Red Sea.
After a long day in the sea, we went to the second sea food place, Star of Sinai–my favorite.
In the depth of the land, the desert and rocky mountains beautifully offer a different experience for visitors. We booked a “quads” tour, in which our guide took us (with a crowd) around the mountains in the desert right before sunset. This is probably as close as I can get to riding a motorcycle! They wrapped our faces and heads to protect ourselves from the sand. And an advice: make sure you have shoes!
What a great trip. What I loved the most is being active and eating fish! Next time though, I’ll try to find a hotel with free Wi-Fi. It’s amazing how disconnected from the world I felt–but maybe that’s the point of a vacation!
If you’re ever looking for a water adventure, check out this place. It’s called Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt. And the best time to go is the spring before the crazy summer heat.
Coming up next: chocolate balls recipe inspired by Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice. Not a healthy one–I’m sorry. But it’s an indulgence we all deserve: in moderation and from time to time!