Totally got the travel bug when i visited Sipidan in Borneo last month. Already saving up for the next trip and i've heard the Red Sea is a MUST Sea(!). Where is the best place to go....to stay...to dive...to eat...the cheapest way to get there? ANy advice or stories would be helpful. Bearin mind i wont be able to get ther till after Christmas at least but its great having the next holiday to look foreward to while i'm working!!!
Sorry for the late joining for this thread ...I'm a travel helper from Egypt
Regarding the Red sea. Actualy I've tored like 70% of the red sea & Sinai Area ..every place have something special ...If its your first time you find that all the area (Sinai & the Red Sea) is facinating ...for myself i consider the MUST seen places in Sinai are Dahab i rank it #1 .. then Sharm elshaick ..Also 3 places to dive in those places ... Sharks Bay , Blue Hole , Ras Mohamed.
As you are in Eaurop i think there is alot of Cheep flights to Egypt, try those russian flights or Cazuch airlines they have cheep offers ..& never worry about expencess in Sinai its so cheep there ...
Regarding the timing of arrival, as long as you search for the cheepest way i belive that after christmas is the BEST timing as you know in any touristic place prices goes high in christmas season
If there is anything i can help you with just ask
I have dived ras mohamed too on a trip last year if u are looking for a short trip you really can't go past lastminute.com we got 7days in Sharm elsheik including flights and accom for 120 GBP. Was a reasonable place to use as a base and we did a trip up to Cairo to see pyramids and the like. I'm planning to possibly return next year for a longer period of time for more diving.