Our First Trip to Egypt: Sofitel Sharm El Sheikh

We had only three days to rest somewhere, and we chose a trip to Egyptian Sofitel Sharm El Sheikh. Well, this is called “we came to a resort.” Hey, is there anybody alive?!

In the Egyptian desert.

In the Egyptian desert.
First time in the Egyptian desert

I took this picture and then thought: what if somebody lies there?

In the Egyptian desert.

Sweetheart, how did you get there? Do you understand that we are in Egypt for the first time?

In the Egyptian desert.

Well, now it’s better. This is a resort after all.

A room in Sofitel Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
One of the rooms of Sofitel Sharm El Sheikh

The Sofitel Sharm El Sheikh hotel reminds some ancient city. Seems, she will be met by Genie or at least Aladdin.

Sofitel Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

Any trip to Egypt is always a journey to the history. Houses look like Bedouin’s dwellings.

Sofitel Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

She does not afraid of the scorching sun since she used a protective cream. Although she does not tun as fast as me.

I am sorry, lady! You should not jump to the water here. The sea is too far from this point!

Morning fitness in Sofitel Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
Morning fitness in Sofitel Sharm El Sheikh

“Hello, friend.” I was the one who stepped into the water, and it stood watching me with curiosity.

Blue stingray. Red Sea. Egypt.
Evening. Egypt. Blue stingray.

It waited while I took a camera. I guess I should not swim right now. Goodbye, beauty!

Underwater life of the Red Sea, Egypt.

Hi, fellas! Welcome to the aquarium. It’s so hard to believe there is a scorched, dead Egyptian desert outside.

Underwater life of the Red Sea, Egypt.
Underwater “skyscraper”

Underwater “skyscraper.” Everyone is busy. All have a lunch calmly and slow.

Underwater life of the Red Sea, Egypt.

Underwater life of the Red Sea, Egypt.

Amazing impressions! A trip into an aquarium. This guy doesn’t fear. He is toxic.

Underwater life of the Red Sea, Egypt.
Poisonous Pterois volitans. Red Sea, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

Hi. Let me hold your tail for a while?

Big stingray. Red Sea, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
Big stingray. Red Sea, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

This is our yesterday friend, or his brother. I decided not to approach too close this big tail with a huge needle on the end.

I can’t believe I’m shooting all this in the Red Sea, Egypt! Are you sure, this is not the National Geographic film on TV?!

Underwater life of the Red Sea, Egypt.

Now we are going to have lunch.
“Excuse me, sir, but you can’t feed fishes here!”
“Yes, yes, I know.”

Underwater life of the Red Sea, Egypt.
Now we have lunch

It often happens, tourists take a boiled egg or a piece of bread from a breakfast to feed fishes. We made it too.

There is something inside the coral. Who knows is it alive or not, but it is so mystical and beautiful.

Underwater life of the Red Sea, Egypt.

Life exists on the surface as well, sometimes big enough.

Crab. Red Sea, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

Our third day of the trip to Egypt came to end.

Sofitel Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

From Sofitel to an airport, we were escorted by the real stork.

Sofitel Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

More about Egypt:

Abandoned Villa of Sheraton Sharm El Sheikh
Grand Day in Egyptian Luxor Temple

40 thoughts on “Our First Trip to Egypt: Sofitel Sharm El Sheikh

  1. Egypt is really one of the best places to visit on the entire planet. One, who has been to Egypt more than 15 times, still can keep returning to see something new! Among all the beautiful destinations Giza is most famous in Egypt.

    Thanks for sharing your experience.
    The photos are awesome.

    Regards,
    Ahmed

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  2. I really hope you enjoyed your stay in Egypt and wish you to come and visit it again, its never enough to visit Egypt. And its always amazing to look at the glorious history all around Egypt. I just hope things go back to normal first ..

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  3. Fabulous photos – I spent time diving off the Sinai coast and slept in the “Hotel of a Million Stars” (out in the open desert around a campfire in our sleeping bags) – best diving and night sky I’ve ever experienced 🙂

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  4. Some REALLY beautiful photography here, Victor. Love the underwater shots.

    Our only trip to Egypt was the Cairo area and the Pyramids back around ’84, I believe. The kids loved it.

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  5. Loved your tour to Egypt. It is such beautiful scenery and the underwater shots really do look like Nat Geo. Beautiful, Victor. I am just getting back from Maine and what beautiful scenery here as well. I will catch up on your travels when I get home. So much fun to see these places through your lens. Donna

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      1. The problem is that the “Want to go there list” is 100’s of places all over the world 🙂 And then there is that j-o-b thing that really limits the available time.

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