The day after Vadim finished his finals we, along with parents, took off to Egypt for a little rest and relaxation by the Red Sea. It was about a three and a half hour drive (this was my nap time) to the border of Israel and Egypt and then just 20 more minutes to the resort. Our resort was on the Sinai Peninsula so we had the sea in the back yard of the resort and the mountains in the front yard. We enjoyed five days of rest, sun, water, volleyball, and even some snorkeling.
The Red Sea is considered to be the home of one of the most beautiful coral reefs, fish and the over all sea life in the world. In fact, it is one of the Seven Wonders of the Underwater World. So of course, the snorkeling and scuba diving is superb! We took the advantage to see the underwater world by taking a lunch cruise on a beautiful yacht which took us around to three different places on the Red Sea where we could snorkel. It was so beautiful! It was also amazing to sink in the truth of the fact that there really is a completely different world underwater. Yes, you here it all the time but once you see it, then it seems to finally hit home.
However, we were not able to make it to Cairo and see the pyramids due to 1)some extra visas we had to get, 2) untrustworthy travel agent, and 3) because of the political uprising and protesting in Cairo. But are spirits weren't crushed, it just means we will be going back to Egypt one day:)
While heading to Egypt, we stopped by the Underwater Observatory in Eilat.
The view from our balcony. Across the sea you can see the hills of Saudi Arabia and Jordan.