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    My favorite shoal

    by pikuu Written Jun 18, 2008

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    Favorite thing: I liked to swim just over the shoal of these small, silver-yellow fishes, probably from Goatfish genus. They moved like one system and it was really nice to hang half meter above them and observe this multi-specimen organism.

    Shoal of Goatfishes
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    • Diving and Snorkeling
    • Beaches
    • Aquarium

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    A couple during undersea walk

    by pikuu Updated Jun 17, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Under the water again. The couple of funny Threadfin butterflyfishes (Chaetodon auriga) regularly searching the bottom. Perhaps they will find something interesting faster than big green fish probably from Wrasse type.

    Pair of Threadfin butterflyfishes
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    • Beaches
    • Eco-Tourism

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    Beautiful and dangerous

    by pikuu Written Jun 17, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Very thrilling date :) Under reef rock you can see Lionfish (Pterois volitans). This species lives in coral gaps and holes. Its specific fins spread like flames, lion's mane or exotic bird's feathers. Incredible!

    Except amazing look Lionfish has one more attribute. The edges of the fins are linked to the glands producting venom. Lionfish sting causes (for human being) very strong and long-lasting pain and for some people (after the allergic reaction) can be even threat for life.

    But isn't it charming :))

    Lionfish under the coral rock
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    • Beaches
    • Diving and Snorkeling

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    Sea, desert and sky

    by pikuu Updated Jun 17, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Not only underwater territories of Ras Mohammed Natural Reserve look fabulous.
    See on the deep blue & green water color, bright beige panorama of the dried up land and clear sky. I like that sort of sceneries very much :)

    Ras Mohammed reserve coastal landscape
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    • Beaches
    • National/State Park

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    PIcassofish - the nature freak

    by pikuu Updated Jun 17, 2008

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    Favorite thing: One of the most picturesque fishes I saw between Red Sea reefs. Eccentric shape with big - like women's - lips painted brillantly, colorful stripes on the head, eyes mounted on something like posts, small but very fast moving fins... This is really great artistic work of the evolution. Fish for neverending admiration:)

    Picassofish in the clear blue water
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    Fish Formula One

    by pikuu Written Jun 17, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Near my hotel from the beach over the coastal rocks and shallow waters up to reefs was built special jetty. This construction was very usful for swimmers and divers but also it created marvellous environment for undersea animals. Sometimes there were more fishes under the jetty than near the coral reefs.

    On the picture (technically not so good ) you can see fishes eating somethin existing on the jetty's underwater side. The bigger one is probably from Parrotfish type and the stripped is the Kluzinger's Wresse specimen. On the background black-white stripped Sergeant Major fishes.

    Unfortunately on this photo you will not see the dynamism, vitality and fast motion of the mentioned animals :( It was really magical, undersea theatre or even Fish Formula One ;)

    Dynamic fish scene
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    Surgeonfish - reefs' pirate

    by pikuu Written Jun 13, 2008

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    Favorite thing: 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.

    Surgeonfish close-up
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    My favorite & yellow

    by pikuu Updated Jun 13, 2008

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    Favorite thing: 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.

    Butterflyfish near the coral
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    Sharm-all rounder

    by k-griffin07 Written Jun 9, 2008

    Favorite thing: Scuba diving. Various excellent diving sites and experiences, just a short boat trip away from Sharm.

    Night life. Pleasant, mix of relaxing and lively atmospheres to enjoy.

    Fondest memory: Quad biking in the desert. Culture learning experience included. Extreme heat.

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    • Diving and Snorkeling
    • Arts and Culture

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  • christmas and new year and pyramids

    by xxxfayexxx Written May 20, 2008

    Favorite thing: Hello i went to Egypt for Christmas and the New Year. It was still very hot however cooled off fairly early for the evening, and was a bit chilly in the night. I went to the pyramids when i was there it was a great experience and im glad i have seen it, However it did get rather boring the journey dragged and once we got to the pyramids we were waiting for a while till we could get into see the pyramids, i felt there was a lot of travelling and waiting about. It was a great experience for adults i think they will appreciate it more however i think for younger children it can become boring and tiring for them.

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  • Christmas and New year and the pyramids

    by xxxfayexxx Written May 20, 2008

    Favorite thing: Hello i went to Egypt for Christmas and the New Year. It was still very hot however cooled off fairly early for the evening, and was a bit chilly in the night. I went to the pyramids when i was there it was a great experience and im glad i have seen it, However it did get rather boring the journey dragged and once we got to the pyramids we were waiting for a while till we could get into see the pyramids, i felt there was a lot of travelling and waiting about. It was a great experience for adults i think they will appreciate it more however i think for younger children it can become boring and tiring for them.

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  • money

    by lynnwray Written Mar 29, 2008

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    Favorite thing: be careful when using credit/bank cards in egypt as if you use a card more then three times it call up a security alert in hte uk and blocks your card and it is damn expensive to ring up a call centre to try and get it sorted. Also you can only change travellers cheques at the banks. We found we did not need local currency they prefer sterling especially pound coins

    Fondest memory: we stayed at the coral sea it was lush

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    Exchange money

    by cairodowntown Written Mar 25, 2008

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    Favorite thing: HAVE A NICE DAY FROM SUN LAND EGYPT
    Euros goes high , U S goes down it is normal nowdays ..,,,,
    But i want to tell you something in Sharm and Hurgadah , Hotels , Sops Etc.. They change the Curencey less than Cairo ...
    1 us $ = 5.4 l.e in Cairo , But there will change it for 1 us $ = 5.00 l.e

    1 Euro = 8.4 l.e in cairo there will be 8.00 l.e ...
    That is why better to change to Egyptian money from ur country or up on arrival at airport .....
    Enjoy ur time around Egypt
    Mohamed Bahaa Cairo Egypt

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  • Haggling

    by kayleigh06 Updated Dec 20, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Whenever you're buying anything from a 3 day excursion to some Papyrus Paper, always haggle to the best/lowest price you can. You will find a lot will be lienient with you, others wont. Remember neally every shop is full of the same things so if someone's trying to charge you for what you feel yis to much then kindly say 'la shokran' and walk out of the shop and try another one. That way there will be no problems and everyone can carry on as normal.

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    Sharm El-Sheik, camels in the desert

    by sachara Updated Dec 9, 2007

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    Fondest memory: We liked it to make a walk in the desert at our first visit to Na'ama Bay. It was very easy to do so, because from the door of our hotelroom in the Oasis Hotel we were there within a few seconds.

    We had a marvellous walk, didn't see anybody. At the moment we got the feeling we the only creatures on earth .... we suddenly found some camels, lying in the sand. By their colour, almost the same as the desert sands, we didn't notice them earlier.

    There was no owner around at that moment, but the camels looked satisfied with their meal, that was provided. They looked at us in a curious way when we were passing by. We -as camellovers- enjoyed these unexpected encounter.

    camels
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    • Hiking and Walking

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