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2005 – Sharm El Sheik

In January 2005 we made our first journey to Sharm El Sheik, just chilling.

We stayed at the rather splendid Ritz Carlton hotel and had such a relaxing time we went back in the October of the same year.

The lobby of the Ritz Carlton – you can see the Red Sea to the right of the picture.
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Lobby at the Ritz Carlton, Sharm el Sheik - from Tolfalas.com

The hotel had a wonderful free format pool, overlooking the rather rocky beach.

Pool at the Ritz Carlton, Sharm el Sheik - from Tolfalas.com

Hotel Pool

The pool was beneath the bar in the first picture.

Pool at the Ritz Carlton, Sharm el Sheik - from Tolfalas.com

Hotel Pool Again

The Ritz Carlton was about mid way between Old Sharm and the resort at Naama Bay

Market at Sharm el Sheik - from Tolfalas.com

Market in Old Sharm

Market at Sharm el Sheik - from Tolfalas.com

The pipes, the pipes…

Spices at Sharm el Sheik - from Tolfalas.com

Spices

Sharm el Sheik - from Tolfalas.com

‘Old’ Sharm – built 1973!

And up the hill from the Ritz Carlton was a purpose built ‘Fantasia’ leisure complex with shops and bars that were considerably cheaper (£1 per beer) than the Ritz Carlton (£5 a beer plus service, plus tax).

Fantasia Complex - Sharm el Sheik - from Tolfalas.com

Fantasia Complex