My favorite & yellow
Beautiful yellow Butterflyfish (Chaetodon lunula), probably the first exotic creature I saw in the Red Sea. And this fish became one of my favorite until the end of my stay. Very friendly, dignifiedly swimming, usually in couples. We made friends ;) and I could slowly approach to it very very close. Real decoration of sea reefs.
Surgeonfish - reefs' pirate
Arabian Surgeonfish (Acanthurus sohal) underwater robber. Known from its furious charcter. I watched it still chasing another creatures, hollowing something on the bottom, checking what's hidden in the reef gaps. Very active and very charming fish. Next success in the Work of Creation.
~ The Arabic Language...Some Useful Phrases ~
Although English, French, Spanish and German is widely spoken in Egypt it is still beneficial to learn some of the language. The language in Egypt is Arabic. I have got a couple of books on Egypt which have helped me with the pronunciation of the words... as they can be abit of a mouthful. I have got the Lonely Planet guide to Egypt & also the Eyewitness guide to Egypt. Both books have been fantastic.
Hello= As-salama alaykum
Hello (to respond)= Wa alaykum salam
Goodbye (person leaving)= Ma' al salama
Goodbye (person responding)= Alla salkmak (to a man), Alla ysalmich (to a lady), Alla ysalimkum (to a group of people)
Good morning= Sabah al-kheir
Good afternoon/evening= Masa' al-kheir
Good afternoon/evening (to respond)= Masa' an-nur
Goodnight= Tisbah ala'kheir (to a man), Tisbihin ala-kheir (to a lady)
Pleased to meet you= Fursa sa' ida
Please= Min fadlik (to a man) Min fadlich (to a lady)
How are you?= Kef Halak?
And one of my favourite Arabic words is "No Problem" which is "Mish Mushkila"
Everything in Egypt is Mish Mushkila even the language.... Its very easy to learn once you've learnt a few basic words.
What do you need for ...sun, sea and sand
For this uncomplicated trip to Sharm al Sheikh you need not much more than a botlle of water, sunscreen, a book, reading glasses.
And of course don't forget your snorkeling gear, not only for your excursions to Ras Mohamed NP, but also for the beach. Swimming suit, T-shirt for swimming or snorkeling in the sun. And in this hot climate I always like to bring long and thin cotton skirts and scarfs for the strolls in town or along the promenade Don't forget to bring an underwatercover for your camera, when you have the intention to go for snorkeling or scubadiving. If not, I saw you can rent an underwater camera at several places.
Sun n Fun
it's where sport activities all arranged; parachute, banana boat, kayaking, snorkling and more.
No Jetskis: it's not allowed by the law to protect the undersea corals.
No surboarding: no high waves.
Snorkling equipment: LE 30 a day
Banana boat: LE 30 a person
Parasailing: LE 170 sngl
Pedalo: LE 50 an hour.
Kayak: LE 50 an hour. All available