We were staying in Naama Bay, Sharm el Sheikh and friends were in nearby Sharks Bay, so meeting half way in Soho Square seemed ideal. It sounded promising from a leaflet picked up at the hotel reception – ‘It’s not just good, it’s Soho good!’
From the map there appeared to be a range of shops, restaurants, bars and other forms of entertainment e.g. a bowling, ice-skating, tennis and squash.
We arrived early and so to kill twenty minutes before meeting up we walked down the open air mall. There was hardly anyone around and many of the places were shut. When we got to the far end, we found The Queen Vic pub. Now I normally avoid ‘English pub’ like the plague when I’m abroad, but it was open and had attractive outdoor. We ordered a couple of refreshing looking draft Sakhara beers and just as we taking our first sip, our friends arrived. They’d been similarly unimpressed and thought they’d also slip in a cheeky drink before meeting us.
We ended up staying the rest of the afternoon and even though we left at 6.30pm, things did not seem to have livened up at all. As we were waiting for our taxi back, we met a tour group arriving. We wondered what they would do.