The Red Sea is the worlds northernmost tropical sea, home to more than 200 different corals, 1,200 different species of fish including Lion Fish, Stone Fish and Moray Eels…it’s also home to 44 different kinds of shark (awesome!). The latter sort of explains my slight hesitation (alright, major hesitation) towards kiting myself out in diving gear and venturing a few metres into the deep blue. Casting aside the fear of being eaten by a shark I was also concerned about my not so great swimming ability, my minor claustrophobia and my tendency to generally freak out in stressful situations…in retrospect all I should have been concerned about was sea sickness.
Posts from the ‘Sharm el Sheikh’ Category
Lying in the shadow of Mount Sinai, Saint Catherine’s Monastery has been a popular place of religious pilgrimage for over fifteen centuries. A UNSECO World Heritage Site, the monastery is one of the oldest working Christian monasteries in the world. Whilst staying in Sharm el Sheikh we took a day trip to the site of the burning bush and to see where Moses received the Ten Commandments.
We love travelling and everything it entails. Whether its relaxing on the beach in Sharm el Sheikh, climbing the Great Wall, eating Korean food, drinking beer with Belgian locals or haggling with Malaysian taxi drivers it’s all about the experience. However that experience is sometimes overshadowed by the actions of other tourists who are rude, ignorant, embarrassing or all of the above.