Dahab hotel

Dancing in Dahab

After our climb up Mount Sinai, we moved on to Dahab to relax for a couple days.  Dahab is a small town on the Red Sea that is just getting to be more popular with tourists. It still feels like a backpacker town, though, and even our hotel (the Dyarna Hotel) wasn’t completed finished.  Nonetheless, …

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Before climbing Sinai

Sunrise on Sinai

When I booked my tour to Egypt with Gecko’s Adventures, one of the main reasons I picked the one I did was because it included climbing Mount Sinai for the sunrise.  I was not disappointed. We were awoken at 2:00 a.m. with a pound on the door and by 2:30 a.m. we were downstairs, sipping …

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On to Sinai

The last leg of my two week tour through Egypt was the Sinai Peninsula.  It was about a 6 hour “bus” ride from Cairo to Mount Sinai, through mostly rocky desert terrain.  I put bus in quotes because it was really just a large minivan.  Our group of 14 apparently wasn’t large enough to merit …

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Getting Scammed in Cairo

I left my Cairo hotel around 1:30 p.m. and attempted to hail a taxi to take me to Khan el Khalili.  I was told it should cost me about 10-15 Egyptian pounds, but I soon realized that whatever I am told, it’s really about 10 more.  The taxi driver absolutely refused to take me for …

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Esna, Egypt

Sailing Down the Nile

Sailing down the Nile is a tricky thing. First of all, it feels weird to say “sailing down” the Nile when we were actually sailing north. But since the Nile flows in that direction, I suppose it is more accurate to say “sailing down” instead of “sailing up.” Second, staying on the boat is basically …

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