Photographer's Note

After the River Nile Cruise we have spent a couple of days in Hurghada at the Red Sea.
We have selected new at that time Desert Rose Resort. It was fantastic.
Contrary to the situation with the boats you can usually select the hotel much in advance. I recommend checking first the vacation packages, and then read the comments on the selected hotels. Similarly as for boats: the number of stars does not matter very much, what counts more is if the resort is new or old. The new ones are clean and more elegant. Older ones even with the officially higher number of stars may be disappointing. I guess buying vacation packages is not a first choice for people who like to travel. However they may offer great value for your money. Many people who are going to such exotic places independently end up ripped off as they have no previous experience in bargaining. I think going for the first time to such an exotic country you may want to have it convenient, but it will of course raise your appetite for more.

One of the local tourist attractions in Hurghada is the Jeep Safari which is a whole day trip across a desert to the Bedouin village. Except for experiencing the desert, which is probably not at its best in this area, you can get an idea about the life of Bedouins, watch them at work, listen to some of their performances, taste some food, have a short ride on camel, etc. Overall it was a great experience, we have really enjoyed it.

The photo was taken a short drive away from Hurghada. We had a short break among hills to experience the desert.

In the workshop you can see a modified version with decreased red hue.
Still not sure which one is closer to the reality...

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