@maximax8 (28490)
United Kingdom
November 17, 2011 10:15am CST
When I flew home from Kenya the plane stopped to refuel in Egypt. Before this I got a superb view of the pyramids. Wow! Last night on TV I saw a program about shark attacks in Egypt by the beaches that are on the Red Sea. I was shocked that the beaches were not closed as soon as the first person got badly injured by a shark. More than five people were badly injured by sharks. One German lady died as a result of her severe injures. The people were interviewed and most of them were put off swimming or snorkeling in the sea. Would you like to visit Egypt? Why do you think the shark attacks happened?
7 responses
20 Nov 11
That sounds amazing as I remember flying over Dubai coming in to land in Qatar and seeing 'The Palm' which looked stunning from above! I would love to visit Egypt one day to see the pyramids and tombs but, for a beach holiday I would rather snorkel or dive in somewhere like the Bahamas or Maldives. I think it is a shame they didn't close the beach as that would have saved more people from getting hurt.
@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
19 Nov 11
Personally, I don't like going to very warm countries. But I would make Egypt an exception. I think there are a few things that would be great to experience in Egypt. Seeing the pyramids in person would be something off a bucket list. Maybe when I could afford it...
@ckciasigurl (1570)
• Vienna, Austria
19 Nov 11
hi maximax for me i like to go to egypt because of the 7 wonders of egypt because of the there history and there are many good places for me the shark attack is not important because if i will go there i will not go to the sea.
@amoyube1980 (2233)
• Somalia
18 Nov 11
I thought sharks only thrive mostly in the pacific waters, good to know they could attack anywhere, so people can be warned about being lax. I'm only sad that those 5 people learned too late. How about the political situation in Egypt? Is it safe to be a tourist there now? I've always wanted to see those pyramids in real life. I've already been to the wats in Cambodia, so that's one set of pyramids down.
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
17 Nov 11
I went to Egypt by myself when I was 19. I had free tickets from Egypt air and free tickets on Alitalia, where I worked. I did not get a chance to go to the sea but did have a good time. I would not recommend this as a place to travel by yourself though.
@AdalieM (1135)
• United States
17 Nov 11
Are you kidding me? I breath, live Egypt I hope I can someday to Egypt and visit the pyramids. I am sorry to hear about the shark attacks. The authorities should have done something about it, they are not showing a proper sense of responsibility to this people. I guess they just want the tourist and they don't care about their safety.
• Nigeria
17 Nov 11
Egypt is a nice place and ancient place to visit . the fact that there was a shark attack does not mean it has become a forbidden tourist attraction country. You just have to know what is happening in a country , read the security situation and the tourist situation of that country and then take precaution.