Relaxing on the gulf

Dahab Travel Blog

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One thing that Dahab is amazing for apart from its atmosphere is the snorkeling and diving. I cant swim too well so not sure what I was thinking when I rented a snorkel set (Claire bought her own) and waded into the sea randomly to give it a go. Claire is trying to overcome her fear of deep water and fish so had limited time in the water but I loved it from the start and the only thing Claire saw of me for the next hour was the little blue tube sticking out of the water. Was great fun but naturally I forgot that the sun cream would wash off so I got slightly ping shoulders but was worth it, Claire on the other hand was like a little lobster hope it goes down by tomorrow. Dahab is like a different country when compared to the rest of Egypt still just as hot but far more relaxed in every way. We have three full days before crossing into Egypt little being schedule but we are in no rush and we are enjoying it all far too much.


Today was yet another relaxing day in Dahab, when we eventually ventured outside the town was still dead only the odd shop was open and the dive and safari shops. The bottle of frozen water he bought had melted overnight and was almost warm enough to make a coffee so we went for a drink and rented my snorkel for the day. After the last 10 days trying to plan and visit every major sight of interest in Egypt its odd to be in such a laid back town with to be honest very ittle to ddo. We had planned to climb mount Sinai but as with a few other bits of the trip they will have to be completed another time as we are both far too tired for a night climb. Snorkeling, shopping and dirking tea are the staple activities for the day here that and sleeping. One more night and then we are off to Aqaba hopefully crossing the gulf by hydrofoil that or another long bus ride to Israel before hopping over the over to Jordan, guess we will just see how it plays out. We have been bumping into other travelers that we met in Cairo or Aswan and everyone has come here for a little rest and relaxation. Many we have already met including the Ausie from Luxor are following a similar route up through Jordan and into Israel so will probably keep bumping into people. Writing this in the dark on the beach, Claire has dozed off and I can see the lights of Saudi Arabia twinkling across the waters of the gulf. Don’t think we will be going there any time soon but maybe one day. Not updated the blog for three days have it all typed up on word waiting to be pasted onto the internet when I find it. Think am off to bed now, to all a good night J

Stigen says:
Climbing Mount Sinai is overrated anyway..
Posted on: Oct 20, 2009
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