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Egypt in October/November 2012

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1. Posted by kittychan (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hello Everybody!

I'm new to this site and I am looking for advice for a holiday that I am seriously thinking about. After a year of doing a postgrad and working part time I am in desperate need of a break! I will hopefully be able to get away in October or November for probably 7-10 days but don't want to spend hours on a plane to my destination (I'm from Edinburgh). So...I was thinking of Egypt and I was looking for recommendations. I'm keen to do a bit of scuba diving and my friend would be keen to try it as well. Basically I'm looking for somewhere that doesn't cost the earth but offers relaxation and some activities too!

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

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3. Posted by momo77 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

if u r looking for relaxation and the best place for diving ,,,,,, sure it is sharm elsheikh in sainai , egypt.
It is a touristic city on the red sea ,it is very faous with its fantastic nature , specially the sea and the desert, there are many hotels with different categories and stars , and there is a lot to do there begining from diving and snorkling in many different spots to motor cycling in the desert , mountains and jst relaxation on the sandy beach , ending with great shopping places, cafes and its famous night life.\
weather in sep and october is ideal
also it is aactually cheap.

4. Posted by madpoet (Respected Member 415 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Yes, Sinai is the best place to go diving, in Egypt. I'd recommend taking a train from Cairo to Luxor/Thebes to see the temples and tombs there, then take a bus to Hurghada, on the Red Sea. From there it's a short trip across the Red Sea by hydrofoil to Sharm El Sheikh, in Sinai. And from there, you can visit several nearby diving sites. (Although, if you are prone to sea-sickness, you'd better go a different route. When I went, the sea was really rough, and many passengers on the ferry were sick.)

5. Posted by brightsun11 (Inactive 2 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hello madpoet
yes you are right. I am completely agree with your post. Sinai is really wonderful place. Well! thank you so much for sharing nice information with us.