Luggage and bags:
Bags for carrying your souvenirs back home
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Light clothing - swinsuits and shorts during the day - smart light clothes for nightwear
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquitto repellant
Photo Equipment: Camera
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I would say take swimming shoes with you. I tried my hardest not to stand on the reef at all because it damages the coral but its hard in places not to catch it with legs or feet mostly. The coral can be sharp and i see a few people with cuts on there feet from it. i had swimming shoes and they helped alot with this problem.
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The three things you should bring when you visit Egypt are-
* insect repellent
* bite cream
* diarrhea tablets
If you happen to need these while there but don't have them, do not buy them from the pharmacy on your all inclusive resort if you can help it. We paid about £6 GBP (60 LE Egyptian Pounds) for bite cream at our hotel pharmacy when the supermarket we later found 5 minutes away sold bite cream for a fraction of the price!!!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: it's better to bring your own snorkeling gear to Egypt rather than to buy it in Sharm. first of all the price would not necessarily be cheaper, second you might end up with a pretty disappointing quality. see my "what not to buy" shopping tip for more details.
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In your bag put in those little hand gels you can buy from your chemist. Alot of people get a bad tummy when visiting Egypt or Turkey, and i've found that if you have the sanatisers, you can avoid this by using it frequently. After handling the money, as it gets quite dirty and after going to the loo, or pretty much after touching anything. Just use a squirt everytime you're going to eat and probably safeguard your tummy.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Remember it's very hot in Egypt, so you need to travel light. Alot of things you can buy there for very cheap too. For men, alot of hotels ask that you wear full length trousers to dinner, and woman might want to cover up and not be too revealing if going out at night, away from the hotel. Although in naama bay you should be fine, as it's very cosmopolitan. Beach shoes are a good idea too, you can buy them in most shops. Haggle and get them alot cheaper.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Woman take your own sanitary stuff as you'll get ripped off out here. Take your own paracetamol and other normal day to day meds, as chemists will only sell you these at very high prices. That's if you don't get sold viagra, which every chemist seemed to be willing to give you.
Photo Equipment: You can buy cheap disposable underwater cameras for a few quid here and the photos actually come out really good and clear.
Whenever I travel to warm places or to the tropics, I carry a mosquito wristband repellent. It is organic and seems to get rid of the bugs. You can get it at most dept stores or even online. I usually get mine online at pestcontrol-store.com
Cheers and hope your bug problems go away.
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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.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: 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
Photo Equipment: 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.
Olympus Stylus 770 has been proven to be an excellent camera for taking pictures underwater. this pocket-size camera has 4 underwater modes that allow one to take pictures 33 feet (10 m) underwater. with Stylus 770 you can take portraits, landscape pictures (coral reef), action scenes - fish swimming by and close snapshots of single fish (check my travelogue). it also has additional 20 modes for taking other types of pictures, in short, it's good investment if you are looking for a new camera and fond of underwater photography.
P.S. make sure to buy a memory stick (1GB) as the internal memory is quite small (14.7 MB)
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A rucksack is needed for any trips or excursions to pack all your everyday needs such as water, sun tan lotions, aspirin/imodium, Towels, camera and money.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Lots of Summer clothing is needed, swim suits, bikinis, shorts, t-shirts, sandals and flip flops. Long trousers and long sleeved tops are needed if you are visiting holy places such as Mosques or monastries. In the winter months i would advise to take a light jacket for the evenings as it does get a little bit chilly as you are by the sea. However during the day it is always very warm sun bathing weather.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Toiletries are widely available allover Sharm and are very cheap compared to England. You can buy them from the local pharmacies or supermarkets.
Photo Equipment: A good camera is needed for Sharm, there lots of beautiful photo opportunities and fabulous sunsets to get some excellent photos. Also an underwater camera is ideal for any boat trips or snorkelling/diving.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: A good pair of sensible shoes is needed for any excursions you do where you will be walking in the heat. Also sunhats/sun glasses are needed as the heat in Egypt can become very hot.
Miscellaneous: I would advise buying some hand sanitiser spray or gel as the money in Egypt is filthy, i have heard it is the money that can cause a bad tummy and not the food or climate like most people think. Therefore i always carry a bottle for when i cannot wash my hands.
Also take packets of tissues with you as not all public places have it in the toilets.
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Have a large suitcase because i took so much back from Sharm to England! I'm so glad that i had a large hardcase! Also, if your going on excursions i'd recommend that you take a rucksack so you can take all your essentials with you. If your a beach person, take a light bag to carry your sunlotion, towels etc.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I'd recommend that you pack as much light clothing as possible, its always hot in Sharm, even at night! If you are going in the cooler months then maybe some long sleeved tops should be more than enough. Remember to pack a hat! Especially if you have children - it is hot and this will help prevent sunstroke. Of course, don't forget your sunglasses - 100% UV protection if possible! I would also take an old t-shirt to wear whilst you are in the sea, as the water magnifies the sun and you can come out with a nasty burn!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Pack plenty of immodium, dyralite and alcohol hand gel. Use your hand gel at least before every meal as the Eygptian bank notes carry germs and will prevent you from having an upset stomach on your holiday. You may want to pack some insect repellent, i was fine when i went, maybe the odd one or two bites. If you suffer from been bitten then i'd get some. Make sure it's for tropical climets and contains deet no less than 30% or it won't work. If you are taking any medication then bring more than enough with you just incase, you may not find a replacement for it in Sharm. Although they have good Pharmacies, it is quite expensive - when i had the a cold i got some Strepcills and it cost me about £6. Take any form of pain killers or cold medicene that you may need. I also took a first aid kit, just incase. Don't forget to take plenty of sun lotion, it is very hot here...no lower than a factor 15 which is applied regularly! It would be best if you could get a waterproof sun lotion.
Photo Equipment: Take plenty of film, believe me you'll need it! Especially if you are going on excursions to Ciaro or Luxor. I have a digital camera and took 1GB memory card, which was more than enough if you have your Megapixels on a 3 setting. Don't forget that you will need an universal plug adapter to charge your camera or purchase plenty of batteries if your using a film camera.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: The weather is so hot that it's almost impossible to walk on the beach without flip flops! I took a cheap pair for the beach as the sand stains them. Also, if you are going in sea i'd wear aqua shoes to protect your feet...you don't want to stand on something that may sting you! Plus it will protect you from any cuts on shells or coral.