Yeah well I hate going to London, Ok the last time was to Grovenor Square owing to the illogical thinking of them over the Atlantic but hey Even when occasionally the attractions of London, and I admit there are many, suck me in I don't feel comfortable. I don't feel comfortable in Sharm or Hurgarda either inspite of the welcoming from those whose living depends on tourists, which is great. So I think Hurgada wins for me the attractions outweigh the discomfort unlike London.
Thanks for a great report getting up to date with security in Sharm.
But I still have reservations, the world has not solved the terrorism problem, or the number of guns in the US, and it behoves everyone to undertake their personal risk assessment where ever they are going. 30 years ago Indonesia was still "unstable" now for diving it is probably one of the safer dive destinations.
But then it is difficult for any normally informed (ie via media and government) to really assess travel risks. It will be thirty years next year since Lockerbie and no one on that flight gave the slightest thought to terrorism on a flight from one developed country to another. Security systems and there application have evolved hugely since then, but so has the threat. There are remarkably few get through and those appear to be where application not systems are inadequate.
PS Like the turtle!!!!!!!!!!!!!