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egypt advise please

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egypt advise please

hi all.....never been to egypt before and we're thinking of holidaying to one of the red sea resorts possibly naama bay in february.but we're hearing alot of bad reports of illnesses picked up through poor hygiene.is it as bad as it sounds or is their any advise to avoid this, many thanks in advance

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1. Re: egypt advise please


You've posted in the Bawiti forum (have to admit, have never heard of it before!) And it's only by chance that I saw it.

You will do better to read the larger forums, like Sharm (Na'ama Bay is the central part of that resort.)

We (4 of us) have been to Sharm 5 times, we go B+B & stay in Na'ama Bay itself. We have never had an upset tum. The AI hotels seem (to me) to have more of a problem with upset tums & especially in the hotter months.People do get worried when reading thru the forums but it isn't necessarily "going to get you". One lady has been over 17 times & never had a problem. I've toured Egypt & done 2 Nile cruises; only had a problem once & that was over 20 yrs ago on a Nile cruise.

There are tips to help prevent it but sometimes, it's down to the luck of the draw.

I wouldn't visit Egypt in the hotter months cos of the heat & cos of the tummy bugs increasing.Feb should be very pleasant.

I'll give you the link to the Tips thread, at the top of all the topics, plus the resort maps, so you can x-refer where hotels are in relation to Na'ama Bay, Nabq & what's called Old Sharm (built in the 1980's as opo the 1990's, when Na'ama developed) It's about 40 mins by taxi from one end of the resort to the other.

Re: the section in the tips thread about upset tums, see what suits you & you can always chate to your gp about the medication mentioned & his recommendations.

Link to Tips thread:


Resort maps:

http://www.sharmelsheikhrealestate.com/maps.htm & http://www.pachasharm.com/main/map/map.htm

Click my name to see the review of Jolie Ville Resort where we stay; have also reviewed Falcon Hills in Old Sharm.

Pics of hotel, Na'ama Bay, prom & beach:



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2. Re: egypt advise please

thanks very much for your advice........dont know what happened with the posting mistake

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