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    Prepare for Chilly Desert Nights

    by SabrinaSummerville Written Jan 22, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: You might want to bring a spare suitcase if it's your first visit to Egypt, as you are going to want to buy all around you. I'll prepare a shopping tip soon, but for now I'll advise you to pack lightly on the outbound journey and be prepared for a possible excess luggage charge on the way home :-)

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Most recently I travelled in December/January and didn't bring any warm gear with me. It was a mistake. For the first three nights it was quite cold and I would have welcomed a cardi or sweatshirt.

    If you plan to go on any of the trips you might bring a good pair of walking shoes or runners - for example, the trip to Moses Mountain or St. Catherine's Monastery both involve a lot of walking.

    Again for the trips pack a long sleeved top as you will be required to cover up in the religious sites.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: The pharmacy near our most recent hotel was excellent, but you really should pack some mosquito repellant - and use it!

    Photo Equipment: I take hundreds of pics every time I visit Egypt, as there's just so much to see. I found it almost impossible to purchase additional memory discs for my digital camera in Cairo, so bring plenty with you.

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    women and men

    by catherineneill Written Jan 10, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: jumpers or shawls for nights as it can get a little cool. also men need trousers and longer shirts for mosques, as do women, as well as a veil/headscarf

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: bring immodium! just in case you get the stomach churning disease that nearly everyone had when i was there. or just don tdrink the water, clean your teeth or eat fruit or veg! or ice cubes
    also, ladies, i could find tampons in only one shop in the whole bay so stock up!

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    Snorkeling Gear

    by Enzyme_X Written Jun 17, 2005

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    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you have, bring your fins and water-mask. You'll ne needing them alot. Specially if you go to Sharm for couple of days. Sure, you can rent gear there, but better to have ypu own. You are more used to it and to rent one for more days can be expencive and worn out. Believe me, you'll want to snorkel more than just one day. The underwater world of Read Sea is fantastic.

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  • The day burns and the night chills

    by jje80 Written Mar 28, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Daytime-minimal clothing, its so hot!!! BUT, I am naturally olive skinned (never use sun screen) and very rarely burn , but boy did I burn in Sharm!!! Slap that sun lotion on, serioulsy.
    In the evenings it can get a bit chilly, so bring a couple of jumpers.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you climb Mount Sinai, wear lots and lots of layers. It is freezing!!!!!!! Hats, scarves, jumpers, coat, etc. BELIEVE ME

    Miscellaneous: Have Fun

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    Third World

    by gabriellefox Written Jan 29, 2005

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    Bring everything you are goind to need

    Luggage and bags: My trusty wheeled duffle made another trip!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Daytime Bikin and sarong for the beach
    If uyou are going shopping wear long flowing trousers and a light scarf to cover shoulders and chest.
    Evening wear trousers and a warm wrap.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Take everything you need from home. First aid equipment and medicines are scarce and expensive.

    Photo Equipment: You can buy underwater cameras here but they are expensive. Take all electrical equipment and entertainment from home.

    Miscellaneous: I could not find anywhere that sold headphones or DVDs

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    Packing list for holiday in Sharm

    by belgrade03 Written Nov 14, 2004

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    get ready for Sharm

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Pack some light clothing since the temperatures are very high from the end of April till the end of Sept. Something with long sleeves too if yu get sunburnt.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Many people get diarrhea beacuse of the sun, the water and food altogether and there is only some Egyptian pills that will help. They can be bought in every pharmacy and tourist guides always warn people about this problem.
    Bring the strongest sun factor cream you can find, the sun in Sharm literally burns.

    Photo Equipment: Underwater cameras can be bought in many shops in Naama Bay, but if you have one bring it along since the underwater world is stunning.

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    Sun Lotion for very white people!!!

    by Zoe_bcn Written Sep 21, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: Camera,
    Mask (snorkeling) even you can rent it!
    Sun glasses

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: white clothes
    long sleeves and long trousers (no matter if you are a women or a men, remember you are in an Arabic country!!!)

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: After sun Lotion!!!

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    sharm essentials

    by joolssss Updated Apr 23, 2004

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    long clothes required for St.Catherines Monastry

    Luggage and bags: take a rucksack in your suitcase, its handy for putting all your swimwear in when you go to the beach, or for taking on trips. You can also then fill it up with anything that you buy over there for the way back!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sandals and closed in shoes (for coloured canyon, quad biking or st Catherines) Also a long sleeved shirt and trousers for any monasteries/temples you may visit or for protecting you from the sun.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Dyrelite rehydration sachets are great to keep in your medi box, and can be a real life saver if you have had too much sun. Piriton anti hystemines for any allergies or reactions you may suffer ( kids can take them too) and of course plenty of sun lotion.

    Photo Equipment: usual cameras, videos, underwater camera a must!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: snorkel, mask and fins for definate, though you can hire them there at a reasonable cost, on our beach you could hire the lot for about 85LE for 5 days hire

    Miscellaneous: Beach Shoes! there are lots of sea urchins here, dont wade into the sea without beach shoes! They can be bought locally if you cannot find any at home.

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    All You need is

    by LotusV8 Updated Nov 20, 2003

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    New hospital of Sharm

    Luggage and bags: Rucksack

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: T-shirts,shorts,sandals (long sleaves and trousers are required for monasterys and so on)

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Something for Your stomach, sunoil.
    The medical care in Egypt is exellent - Sharm has a brand new hospital.

    Photo Equipment: Camera of course, and batteries

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Snorkeling equipment (mask,fins & snorkel)

    Miscellaneous: Batteries & pencil (quite expensive in Sharm), creditcards or $$$$$

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    Hot Area

    by fouads Updated Aug 29, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The best clothes here is lightest because the temp. here is too high all the year and some swming clothes

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: It, s better to bring some anti sun medicine because the sun here is too hard

    Photo Equipment: As usual bring some lens filters for desert and beachs and some dark lens .

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you like to have a camp here is the best area to camping near the sea and on the sand .

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    Dont bring warm clothing

    by claus9000 Written Jun 18, 2003

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    Sun and beach weather all year long

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Insect repellent can be useful.

    Miscellaneous: Never forget, it never rains in Sharm and even the winter has temperatures of 25 degrees at daytime. Summers are hot with more than 40 degrees in the shadow. You will need warmer clothing maybe in the airconditioned restaurantt of your hotel.

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    Cover your head!

    by pickle05 Written Sep 14, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Ladies - bring some bandanas with you or risk burning your scalp! Fellas, likewise - try and cover your head with something, or at least put some sun tan lotion on it!

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    Underwater Camera is a must.

    by tracymg Written Jul 18, 2005

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    Fishy

    Photo Equipment: An Underwater camera to capture the amazing sea life.

    As you will see from my picture, you can get photos from above the sea but they do not compare with underwater shots.

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    Spray for mosquitos

    by o_z_l_e_m Written Jun 17, 2005

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    dont forget sea-glasses

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: slipper for coast
    boat for motosafari
    palettes and sea-glasses

    Photo Equipment: You can find under-water cameras everywhere, so you dont need to have inside your baggage

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