People tend to think of Sharm El Sheik as a fairly new resort town. In fact, there was a small community here long before the hotels and tourists arrived en masse.
The heart of the old part of Sharm is Old Market, a maze of little streets that make up an Arab bazaar. Despite the convoluted streets and crush of people, the market really isn’t very big. Not like the Marrakech Medina where you could easily get lost.
It’s a fab place to pick up souvenirs. I wondered if a belly dancer costume would be appropriate for my daughters World Book Day outfit next year. I’m sure there was a belly dancer in 1001 Arabian Nights. And it couldn’t be worse than the kid who went as Christian Grey this year.
As ever, there were men with camels trying to coax you on for a ride.
Drinking sodas in the balmy night air, we lounged and were thoroughly entertained. Unlike the Marrakech Medina,he Marrakech Medina, the snakes and the charmers were on a stage at a safe distance from the kids which they appreciated!
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