I wil be going to Sharm El Sheikh next week inshallah for a week with my bestfriend R. We have already planned and organised our stay in Sharm El Sheikh from tanning, to glass boat trips, to snorkling, to water gliding, to scubadiving, to fishing etc. We have even memorised the names of the places to go to in Ne3ma Bay and what to do and get from there. So as you can see everything is setteled for our stay in Sharm.
But being two crazy people and wanting to explore the Pyramids, the National Museum, Khan Al Khalil, Kahwitt Al Feeshawi , the Hilton & Sameeramis Malls (Lizzardroom), etc. we decided to visit Cairo during our one week stay. I will be needing the advice and help of my fellow bloggers living in Cairo and Sharm El Sheikh in a couple of things.
1) We were given 2 names of Buses to transfer us from Sharm to Cairo (Superjet & Golden Arrow -AlSahm Al Dahabi-). They told us that the trip is 6 hours long and they work on a schedule. So i would like to know if it is safe to travel at night in these buses ? For example if we take the bus that leaves Sharm at midnight so we can reach Cairo by 6 am - is it safe to be on such a bus? or shall we wait till the morning and take that instead? Do you have any idea how much would that cost us? Do you know of any other buses? Do yo have an idea about the schedule? Everyone told us that Superjet was better for it will drop us at Meedan Al Tahreer in Cairo which is like a center point to all the places we want to go to. What do you think?
2) We were recommended to stay at the SHEPHERD Hotel (i donno if the spelling is correct) in Cairo for it is 3 minutes walk from Meedan Al Tahreer which is good for us so we would catch the bus on the way back and not carry all the shopping from the Malls and Khan al Khaleel around. We also have Nile Hilton, Pyramiza, Atlas & Al Nabeela on the list. We really prefer SHEPHERD for it is next to the Hilton and Samiramees's Malls, next to the National Museum etc. What do you recommend?
3) We will be staying for one night in Cairo, So the schecule will have to be: Reach Cairo from Sharm, reserve going back ticket from the Bus Station, Check in the Hotel, Visit the Musuem, crash the Malls, then Khan Al Khalil, enjoy the nights of Cairo, next morning take taxi/bus to the Pyramids, then return to Khan Al Khalil, then Check out, go to bus station for return to Sharm.
Any suggestions? ideas? tips?
Please feel free to leave any tips or comments for they might help a lot ;) Would you recommend anything else? Any special places we shouldn't miss? We can elongate the stay for two days if there is something worth the stay for a visitor ;)
Thanx a lot in advance ;)