copy Excellent Adventures in Egypt

Enter here to share Joni's adventures living and working in Cairo courtesy of the U.S. Fulbright cultural exchange program. Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and test of our civilization. - Mahatma Ghandi

1/13/2005

Sharm el Sheik is one of Egypt’s favorite tourist destinations, touted as a lovely resort community nestled in a beautiful setting, with marvelous activities to occupy one’s time. We thought it was dreadful. Sharm is kilometers of unplanned strip-development (picture a downscale Orlando, Florida). The areas is dominated by luxury gated resort and condominium complexes and giant shopping malls (“Naama Bay, mall number 18”), punctuated by ticky-tacky cafes, curio shops and odd collections of beach huts. The once beautiful sea vistas are almost totally obscured by a discordant blend of architectural styles packed together in an exceedingly unattractive jumble. We were happy to escape into Ras Mohammed National Park.  Posted by Hello

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