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My first taste of the middle east

Egypt ~ Dahub

OK, so we land in Sharm el Shiek, and then a tax ride to the hotel in Dahub!

AMAZING desert views on the way! Watching the sun set behind the desert mountains was breathtaking....and then, it hit, we were in muslam country...the driver pulls over, washes he face feet and hands, and then goes about his prayers.

DAHUB is amazing! Fantastic people, very friendly and willing to meet your every desire. Emad, the guy at reception was very very friendly and was a great help! He provided some entertainment, and definately made the place feel a little like home.

Learning to scuba in the red sea was also remarkable. Like above the ground there were so many contrasts.

The feat of climbing mt sinai was next on the list. I laugh now when i think that i had orignially thought of climbing the steps of repentence....Thankgod (opps, maybe should not say that) we opted to follow the camel path. Tho it was next to freezing, the sunrise was pretty amazing....and then the almost 3000 steps down the mountain.

I was seperated from the others, which turned out to be amazing. I virtually had the whole area to myself, quiet! Definately a chance to get of thinking done.

Then back to Dahub for one last night, and a date with an egyptian. Kris and I had met Andy on our arrival into Dahub, and then during the week, he had popped up on a number of occasions, and had helped open another resturant. He invited Kris and I in to the new restuarant for an amazing dinner, traditional Egyptian Style. And both of us were amazed. After Kris and I left to say goodbye to a few of the other locals, i returned to met andy for a couple of drinks after he finished work.

It was an amazing night, great company and interesting conversations. Sitting on the upper deck watching the lights of dahub, with the stars above and the ability to look out to saudi arabia. A very innocent last night in Dahub, a perfect way to finish it off, and also a promise to met again in another life :-)

Posted by cathdoran 07:04

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