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Windy nights of dahab...typical

So finally the time has come to have a few days of work to search for the ultimate relaxation once again. This time after considering everything from Oman to Goa to Bangkok , the choice fell on Dahab , the holiday destination that i have been to 3 times before ! Some places you just keep coming back to !

The choice fell on Dahab as it is really the closest place to Europe where one can get tropical temperatures , and diving on coral reefs without having to go halfway cross the planet. Also it is much better then sharm el sheik , or any other tourist trap places in Egypt. But as we would learn - unfortunately quite impossible to escape the resort tourists , even in tranquil Dahab....
Me and my girlfriend just arrived yesterday, and went straight to the beachside restaurant for breakfast this morning.

This is my video from some diversity of Dahab diving , and a little bit from Thistlegorn.
That is normally a perfectly relaxing thing to do , but unfortunately not so tranquil today! 
For whatever reason Dahab seems to be a popular destination amongst rich russian families. Both last night and this morning we heard the high pitched sounds of russian banter wherever we went.  This morning we were enjoying the sun and minding our own business when we were surrounded by a gang of small naked russian boys running around screaming and urinating 1 meter from our sunbeds. If that sounds annoying, add the mind boggling high chatter of their parents and friends , and the addition of a few more russian mothers breastfeeding their screaming babies , and you have what I would call a perfectly unrelaxing scenario.
We agreed to never have any children , and left the area.
Torunn Chillin`

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I was quite frustrated after having done some freediving. My main reason for going to Egypt , and not some easier and cheaper to get to destination , like spain , was the diving. On the freedives I discovered I could not Equalize properly , which is all-important in the world of scuba diving.
So I went the the local doctor , doctor Achmed. I had my doubts that he would be able to help me , as I saw some doctors in England for the same problem 6 months ago , and they gave me no assitance , just told me it might be a slight infection , and I should wait some months till it passes. This doctor did`nt provide too much assurance , as he was constantly chucling a nervous laughter and telling me " Don`t worry`all the time (which obviously made me pretty worried).
Dshsb signs
The he checked my ears with an otoscope , and said I might have some ear wax that needs to come out , which was exactly what i wanted to hear , as that is quite an easy fix. But then again it was`nt quite as easy when he found an ear flushing device that looked like a tortur instrument from the medevil ages. And so he started flushing and flushing without producing an ounce of wax. Then he gave me loads of different tablets and ear drops , which seemed quite excessive to me(as I also have a medical education). Then I heard from a guy in the dive shop that this doctor tends to give loads of pills to everyone so he can charge an outrageous amount for it.....typically my luck...

Tomorrow is a new day , but no diving according to Doctor Achmeds orders , and another futile attempt on flushing will be made... .

Stigen says:
Stay away from him..
Posted on: Mar 17, 2012
mirkku387 says:
Doctor Achmed... XD
Posted on: Mar 16, 2012
Stigen says:
Thanks , I love Egypt and Dahab !
Posted on: Oct 23, 2010
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Windy nights of dahab...typical
Windy nights of dahab...typical
This is my video from some diver…
Torunn Chillin`
Torunn Chillin`
Dshsb signs
Dshsb signs
Dahab coastline
Dahab coastline
Relaxing
Relaxing
In the water
In the water
Camrel safari
Camrel safari
Torunn evening dress
Torunn evening dress
Fish for sale
Fish for sale
Fish
Fish
Chilli`n with milkshakes
Chilli`n with milkshakes
Shrimp food..
Shrimp food..
Dinner on the floor
Dinner on the floor
Local beer (crap..)
Local beer (crap..)
Holiday feeling...mmmmmm....
Holiday feeling...mmmmmm....
Best place ever for breakfast !?
Best place ever for breakfast !?
Egyptian breakfast
Egyptian breakfast
Man praying on beach
Man praying on beach
Bathing horses
Bathing horses
On the boat to thistlegorn
On the boat to thistlegorn
On the red sea !
On the red sea !
Planning the dive
Planning the dive
Crazy camel selling guy
Crazy camel selling guy
Torunn testing the camel
Torunn testing the camel
Me saving her from camel
Me saving her from camel
chiill
chiill
smokin` waterpipe
smokin` waterpipe
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Decent, and good service!
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