Comment on Sharm el Sheikh by Helen Kell.
I can see where you are coming from with your point to men learing at women, but as not mentioned before you have to understand how western women are portrayed to other countries…. films showing westeren women in next to nothing jumping into bed with men….. then when women like myself from western countries go to these places they have to understand that this is how they will be perceived…. then when they go around with next to nothing on this only hightens what people think….
I’m noy saying this is fair or right but in Egypt the women they respect conduct themselves with a different kind of dignaty to some western women…. the english I’m afraid to say it are the worst, I am allowed to say this as I myself am English… alot (not all) english women will drink and become quite rude and disrespectfull or even lead these men on… again for alot of egyptian men this only confirms how the media portray us!
I was lucky enough to meet some true egptian gentlemen whilt in Sharm they showed us around the “real” sharm and were never pushy and were only too happy to help…. Another thing that i found is that there seemed to be two kinds of Egyptian men those who were used to tourists and treated them with respect and did not try to harrass us then those who did not appear to know how to treat tourists these were the people who came out with “Hi cheeky girls” “nice lady, you wanna marry” etc etc….. It is theese people who i actually feel sorry for because if they turned round and treated you like the other respectfull egyptian men then sharm would not be receiving bad reviws like this…..
If you actually go to the old town and get out of Naama bay area then there is so much to see and do. I found the Egyptian sense of humour brilliant and eating at a local egyptian restaurant in the old towm was great…. Yes naama is touristy, but that is what it is being built for so the people there can make a living….
We went as 5 females together and attracted attention from men but if you joke back with them they will often leave you alone… I understand your situation might of been worse as you were together in a couple…. But i can honestly say that I beleive Sharm is not a bad place… in fact I met an egytian family whilst out there and have just booked flight for Oct this year, I am going out there on my own and the family have offer to put me up in there home….. I am going for longer this time as I want to go to Cairo and see more of Egypt…. I think it is a magical place esp if you get to meet the right sort of people…. I feel sorry for you that you did not have a completly enjoyable honeymoon….