I'll be going to Sharm for my second time in September. I didn't do the St. Catherine's Monastery tour last time because of the bombing early this year but I'd really love to go. I know that travel warnings have been relaxed for Egypt but I can't find recent reports of St. Catherine's. Has anyone done one recently and any difficulties encountered?
Ideally I'd really like to rent a car and go ourselves giving us time to stop in Dahab on the way back and do a Blue Hole dive at our own pace rather than deal with a bus group. Driving in Egypt doesn't phase me, I've driven in far worse places but wondering how smooth the checkpoints are for independent drivers?