Go to navigation
It is currently Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:05 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Should I go to Egypt?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:36 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 16, 2009 8:27 pm
Posts: 209
...at the end of this week?
OH on the other side of the world at the mo so can't mull it over with him :roll:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:33 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:03 pm
Posts: 120
I think only you can make that decision for your family but if it's any help we are going next week and I'm really looking forward to it :D

We are going to Sharm el Sheikh. Since we booked the holiday there have been:

Shark attacks
Civil uprising
And today ... a bomb threat to a Thomson plane (guess who we are travelling with :? ).

I will admit that I would not be booking this same holiday if I had the choice today but the political situation seems relatively calm and hopefully airport security will be heightened. Where in Egypt are you going? There is plenty of positive advice on the Tripadvisor forums ... :)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:06 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:27 am
Posts: 2086
Location: Barnet, Herts
Rachag, are you going there for a holiday?
If so, I would consider somewhere else. If it's a business or essential trip that's different and you just have to look at all the advice available and weigh up the pros and cons.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:20 pm
Posts: 4660
We were supposed to be going this year, never one to book early on these big holidays, we are pleased to be able to defer it for a year or two until things have calmed down.

Hope you are able to have a great holiday if you do go.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:29 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 16, 2009 8:27 pm
Posts: 209
Yes it is a holiday.
We have had holidays there before and really like it. The service is excellent and the heat is just georgeous, although definitely not a place to go to in summer as too hot then IMO . I had not been that impressed by fish before but they are amazing there.
I am sure that once in Sharm there will be no problems and really, the security will be very tight at the airports. I had not been concerned by the uprising as that settled very quickly and Sharm is 7 hours from Cairo. I am just worried by this thing today but it seems only to have been a phoned threat.
I will follow it on the news and see how it pans out in the next 48 hours and then decide whether to go or take the hit on the money lost.
Torrylee - it is a great place for a holiday. At the moment though I just wish I had a Harry potter style port key or flue powder to get there!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:31 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:23 am
Posts: 201
My DSs babysitter just got back from a week in Sharm - absolutely no problems, great weather, a bit quiet (but it's not school holiday time) and superb service in hotel. She highly recommended it - the people were lovely, especially grateful towards tourists at the moment.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016