We caught the ferry from Aqaba, Jordan to Nuweiba, Egypt which took about an hour and a half. The Red Sea coast is famed for is amazing diving and snorkelling, so we were very excited about visiting. However, you might have read already in our last post, we both ended up getting an infection on some bites we received - and doctors orders were for no swimming for THREE days! This was incredibly frustrating as it was a bit of a dream to visit the Red Sea and explore underwater. It was also incredibly warm, so the water looked extremely inviting!
The Red Sea coast comprises of a few a towns where you can stay. The most popular being Sharm El Sheik, Dahab and Nuweiba. We opted for Nuweiba as we heard it was extremely quiet and very, very chilled. And that it was. It was heaven.
Due to the Egyptian Revolution, tourist numbers are significantly down. We had our beach camp pretty much to ourselves, bar the exception of another couple. We stayed at Sawa Camp and had such a wonderful time relaxing. We stayed for four days so we were able to get a swim in, which was well worth the wait. Photos below (special shout out to Andrew's underwater photography skills! It's super, super hard!)
Next: Cairo, Egypt
|looking out over to Saudi Arabia|
|our simple but lovely room|
|how gorgeous are hanging gardens?|