Dreaming of a Beach Holiday

 

Dreaming of a Beach Holiday

It has been a tough year getting diagnosed with secondary breast cancer, going through yet another grueling course of chemotherapy, endless hospital appointments. Now I have finished chemotherapy I am looking at a holiday to just chill, sunbathe not have to think about which photos I need to take for the blog just some me time.

Read more about my cancer journey here

It has been a number of years since I have been on a all inclusive beach holiday where the aim was to eat, drink and sunbath so I am very excited. I am going with a good friend who has helped me through both cancer treatments and I want it to be a special holiday as you never know if its going to be the last. This is probably how I am going to feel about every trip I plan now so it is important that I book and plan the right trip.

cocktails on the beach

First it was to decide where to go. We knew that we wanted sun we could go any time September to November and we wanted to go somewhere neither of us had been before. Sounds like a easy choice but it was actually a little more complicated. We had a tight budget, we wanted all inclusive near a beach with also a great swimming pool. Some of the reviews on all inclusive resorts are scary and I didnt want to go somewhere that I would be worried to eat the food incase I got ill.

We both really wanted to go to Hurghada as we had not been to Egypt but even though the accommodation is quite cheap once you are out there the prices of the flights are expensive so it wasn’t beneficial to book flight and accommodation separately this I normally do and this was the first time in a long time that I was looking at booking through a tourist company. It sorts of goes against my travel blogging believes to not book a trip independently but at the end of the day I just wanted a sunbathing holiday it wasn’t a sightseeing excursion where I would want more input.

Still prices for decent places were coming in above our budget then we would find a good bargain but the flight timing were not right. There is no point in my thinking I have a bargain and booking a holiday with a night flight as I would end up paying extra for the hotel for the day as there is nothing worse than being stuck in a hotel all day until you are picked up later in the day without a room to escape too.

beach holiday

Then we found it, a perfect 5 star hotel with excellent reviews, a flight with great timing, money off so it was without our budget so we booked straight away. Where are we going? well you are going to have to wait until I am in Egypt to find out the hotel…..

Next it was to plan what we are going to do when we are in Hurghada. Obviously I dont want anything too tiring as this is a relaxing holiday. I haven’t decided if I want to do the 20 hour day trip to Cairo to see the pyramids. It is on my bucket list to see the pyramids even though I have been told its nothing special but I am not sure if this is the right time as it would be such a long day travelling. We are visiting Mini Egypt Park which is a tourist attraction in Hurghada with models of famous world attractions so I will just have to see some mini pyramids instead. I also want to try some snorkeling and maybe diving as I am planning this holiday is getting busier and busier. 

pyramids n egypt

Have you been to Hurghada please share any tips below

Luckily we have chosen a hotel that not only has 18 swimming pools but is also close to the beach. I love lying on the beach but I hate getting sand everywhere so I have been researching some beach hacks to see if I can come up with a solution to not be finding sand for the next few months.

Do you have any tips on how to not get sand everywhere when on a beach

I have already starting thinking about what to pack and we are not going until November. Do I buy some new clothes or do I take some of the hundreds of outfits I already have……

I am so excited and can not wait to try out my new cover for my suitcase there is no way I am not going to be able to spot my suitcase on the carousal with this beauty. What design would you choose obviously I love pigs so I had to go for this cute option but there are ones where you can get your own face on the design, I am not sure I would like that though.



Even though this wont be a blogging trip I am sure I will end up posting about it so keep an eye out in November thats if I decide to come back…..


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