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H U R G H A D A | Travel Time - EGYPT SERIES

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Anyone who has followed us from the beginning knows that we love to Travel! You can check out more of our travel diaries here and she what other parts of this beautiful World we have adventured too!

As a little post university treat and to celebrate me obtaining my First Class Honours Law and Criminal Justice Degree we went on a little adventure to Hurghada in Egypt. Prior to going I was really concerned over our safety. I had read some horror stories and I could just imagine myself and Andy finding ourselves in one of those awful situations. 

Luckily for us we had were really lucky with our Hotel, travel guide and tour guides whilst we were out there. 


On the first day we arrived around 8:00pm at the Seagull Resort & Hotel. We were really lucky as we managed to make it in time for the all inclusive food and drinks. We began our holiday in style by gorging on an insane amount of food and having several cocktails to celebrate officially being away from working life! WOOHOO! 



On the second day we woke up really early to beautiful views from our balcony. I had a cup of green tea, as this was provided for us and we relaxed whilst waiting for breakfast. It was a really peaceful 30 minutes, before downstairs got packed with people running to breakfast and setting up for a day by the pool. This day involved relaxing by the pool and on the hotel's private beach.


Day three was another relaxing day where we planned to do lots of activities. We booked to go to the Pyramids and a day trip to Giza. We arranged to go swimming with dolphins (in the ocean and completely in their own habitat with no touching etc!) and Andy talked me into going Quad biking...


Day four involved heading out to sea to try and locate some dolphin friends to swim with... This was a full day excursion with food, drink and lots of sunbathing. The tour catered for both German, English and other non-native speakers. The team were very knowledgable conservationists who were all highly educated and took us snorkelling to coral reefs. 

The hardest part of this trip for me was seeing coral bleaching even in Egypt. The coral reef we visited was completely white, despite attempts to save it. The reef was still teeming with life, but apparently lost half of the species previously there. This trip really make me take a step back and think about how what we do as humans affects the planet and the delicate eco-systems that exist within it. I really enjoyed this trip and would recommend it to anyone who goes to Hurghada. 



Day five was our trip to the Pyramids, which I will be posting about further on the blog later in the month! 



Day 6 six was the Quad biking, which I will also post about later this month for the Egypt Series. 

Day 7 was a lazy relaxing day whilst we soaked up the last of those rays and on day 8 we had to travel home and go back to reality...



As trips go Egypt is up there with my favourites. The hotel was beautiful and the staff were very accommodating and lovely. I would recommend making sure you have some spare change or notes on you when you arrive as you do get hounded for a tip, even if you don't have any money as Egypt has a closed currency meaning you have to get money whilst out there. 

Each night the food was exquisite with healthy options, fresh meat and new dishes continuously being added. As you can tell from the above pictures I piled on the pounds whilst there but the food was so good. The variety of drinks was really good too and I would recommend asking for sprite and not lemonade. As I found out with Gin, if you ask for a Gin and Lemonade you will be given a Gin and slice of Lemon - my life flashed before my eyes! 


The entertainment was really good whilst we were away with sports played every day and a team trying to get everyone involved. The evening shows were really great apart from the beauty contest, which I ended up partaking in... They really like blonde english girls much to Andy's amusement and my embarrassment. 

Overall, I really rate Hurghada and would love to go back again... There is still a lot of the Country we didn't explore and I think it is a place that could keep giving. We paid approximately £600 for the week plus flights. It was really warm whilst we were there and I couldn't think of a better place to spend a week in September. 


Until Next Time

T

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