station is about a mile from the centre of town, as usual before you can get
off the bus you are confronted by a crowd of taxi, hotel and tour touts trying
to take your hard earned cash at a ridiculous price. We avoided all but the
taxi driver who after quoting the price of 30Egyptian pounds each I got down to
5 Egyptian pounds each, am starting to get used to this haggling thing. The
trip was brief and as usual when we move from one town in Egypt to the next
there is a dramatic change in the type of taxi. In Alex it was a clapped out
Lada, in Luxor a 1980s Peugeot, in Dahab it was the back of a pick up truck.
This is my favorite taxi yet 5 mins later we were dropped off in the centre of
town and walking towards our new home, the Dolphin Camp. Rooms here vary from a
bamboo hut with a bed to a domed brick room with a bed, we opted for the domed
room not thinking that the bamboo would be cooler but you live and learn don’t
you. Dahab is a great a sleepy little town with pretty much nothing to do but relax.
We were checked in and sorted by 12 so we walked to the sea front 10 meters
from our front door and looked left and right not a single person in sight. We
went for a walk through town shops were only just starting to open this is a really
laid back place, just what we needed after 10 days off travel, pyramids and tombs.
i stayed in the Dolphin Camp and just loved it. We actually had the bamboo hut... it got pretty hot in those huts as well once the sun hit full force! in the end though, we didn't mind because we didn't spend much time in it (usually out in the common area by 9 or so!