Myself (32), 3 other adults (28,29, 33) and 2 kids (10,13) are booked in to the Auqa blu resort on the 6th September. Flying with Thomson, staying for two weeks, this is our first visit to Egypt.
My partner booked this holiday from the recommendation of the travel agent (first choice), after reading about it on the first choice website it sounded great. i decided to have a quick glance at the reviews to check out what others peoples thoughts were. Well after having a look, I wish i hadn’t bothered. for every two good reviews there is one real bad review that makes me fell gutted i could potentially be spending the bgest part of 2 grand on a bad two week holiday experience. Im a great one for taking my own opinion on these things but some of these reviews cast some doubt into my mind though im trying not to let it bother me.
Flights - Im a really bad flier, not to bad if its over to the med as its a short flight and i know the ordeal isn’t too long. But a 6 hour flight in cramped conditions has all ready got me worried. The flight number starts THO so im guessing this is with Thomson, was wondering if its worth booking myself an extra leg space seat, though this will mean im away from my family. Worried about it all ready which isn’t a good sign :(
Food - Not fussed about food too much, my kids are not fussy eaters, they normally eat what’s going. Bit worried about the many reports of sickness though :(
Drinks - Must admit me and the family are quite frequent drinkers and love a good drink around the pool in the day as we chill out. how small are these beer glasses? Im reading they are little less than half a pint :S. Also does the vodka really taste that bad??
When of the big draws about going AI is the abilty to not have to pay for our drinks so hoping this wont be as bad as what I’ve read.
Flies/mozzies - Sounds like they arwe swarming round like something out of a horror film if you go on some of the reviews. That bad? I believe i can take some kind of pills that deter the flies?
Russians - I’ve been to a lot of med holidays and met all sorts of pushy people (yes even English :p), i guess you fight fire with fire. Im going in September (school hols) so maybe it wont be as bad as everyone makes out.
Never been to Africa before, normally a med or US man myself.
I wanted to go into the holiday with an open mind but the reviews have got me worried. Can anyone assure me or help on the above points? would be greatly appreciated :)