hurghada سائحان على احد شواطئ الغردقة
سائحان على احد شواطئ الغردقة
Those new to Egypt will find Karkaday (a drink made from an infusion of hibiscus, served hot or cold and reputed to have many health benefits) and Chi (local version of tea, usually served in a glass) offered everywhere. Both are delicious, and will usually come replete with a smoke on a "sheesha" pipe, known in the West as a "Hookah". Sheeshas are used for smoking molasses tobacco in various flavours, with the smoke passing through water before inhalation through a long tube attached to the bowl. Although they may resemble a device used to smoke illicit substances in the west, (i.e, a bong), sheesha contains nothing illegal.
Visits to Cairo and Luxor, and indeed multi-stop breaks, are popular from Hurghada. Sharm-El-Sheikh and the Sinai peninsula (containing two of the oldest Christian temples in the world, St Catherine's and St Anthony's) is but a short hop away.
If you travel during the winter months to the Red Sea, prepare yourself for windy weather. On the beaches, there are mostly wind protection arrangements for pleasant sun bathing. Use sufficient sun protection and carry sunglasses; despite the mild temperatures the sun it is still as strong as in the summer.