It’s been almost six years since I went on the trip of a lifetime with my best friend Stefi. We spent an unbelievable two weeks in Egypt filled with ancient ruins, stunning vistas, and luxurious living. Since I wasn’t blogging back then, I thought I would dig out my old journal and revisit my memories from that time.
We started out with 5 glorious days at the Hyatt Regency in the resort city of Sharm El Sheikh on the Red Sea. From the moment we arrived in the pristine and spacious airport we knew we were in for a treat. Our 5 star hotel was the most impressive place I’ve ever stayed complete with 3 pools, private beach, 5 restaurants, and the most attentive staff.
During our stay we enjoyed some relaxation but we also checked out the local attractions, which included an overnight trek to the top of Mt. Sinai. Our Bedouin guide picked us up at 11:00pm and drove us deep into the Sinai desert or “wilderness” where we climbed up “Moses Mountain” in the middle of the night. We reached the 2255m peak just in time for a once in a lifetime sunrise. On the way down we stopped at St Catherine’s monastery to see the biblical burning bush.
On our last full day, in what we affectionately referred to as Sharm, we took a snorkelling trip to Ras Mohamed National Park. We spent the whole day at sea and made three stops along the way. It was so easy floating on the crystal clear waters due to the extremely high salt content. Stef and I were even given a private tour over the coral reef by our guides who picked us some souvenir shells.
I cannot say enough good things about our time in Sharm El Sheikh – I’m pretty sure the whole time we were there I just kept saying “I’m so happy!” over and over.
Where is the most luxurious place you’ve ever stayed?
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