We had gone on a trip to the tourist town of Sharm el Sheikh. This is a town located on the Red Sea, near the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. It is very different from the rest of the tourist destinations in Egypt, which focus on the monuments from ancient Egypt (from the time of the pharaohs). However, Sharm el Sheikh is an entirely different location, more famous for the water, the excellent temperate weather, and the long beaches. People come here to relax on the beaches (and many of the large resorts located here have some great beaches of their own), especially in the winter months when many parts of the Northern Hemisphere are drowning in snow and ice (and many countries in Europe have temperatures below to or close to the freezing point). Another great attraction of Sharm el Sheikh are the protected water sanctuaries that protect coral formations (and the large amounts of marine animals in these coral reefs). People come here to do scuba diving or snorkeling, and once in a while you can get to see a sight of dolphins that also live in the Red Sea. These were a set of such dolphins that we were able to see while on the way to the coral formations, and it was incredible seeing them, since I had never seen a dolphin except on TV.
|Sharm El Sheikh (New Millennium Collection: North Africa)|
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