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Africa » Egypt » Sinai June 22nd 2014

Been at sea for a number of days now with not much too report, except we are looking forward to entering the Suez Canal in the early hours of this morning, when we will pick up our anchor and proceed with the pilot on board through the Canal. The Suez Canal is an artificial sea-level waterway in Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Opened in 1869 after 10 years of construction, it allows ships to travel between Europe and Eastern Asia without navigating around Africa. The Northwestern terminus is Port Said, the Southwestern terminus is Port Tawiq at the city of Suez. It consists of the northern access channel of 22 km and the southern access channel of 9 km. The canal itself is 162.25 km long, is single lane with passing places ... read more
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Africa » Egypt » Sinai » Dahab January 1st 2014

Nur ein paar Bilder, eine Woche in Dahab und Umgebung.... read more
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Africa » Egypt » Sinai » Dahab June 3rd 2013

Resumo: apenas relaxando; preparando os próximos passos; Estou bem. Tanto para a Ásia quanto para a África, a melhor conexão viria do Egito. Assim, fui eu novamente para este país que me encantou desde o primeiro dia. Estranho, ao deixar o Egito eu tive a sensação que eu voltaria para lá. Ok, não achei que seria tão cedo assim. rs. Consegui o visto para entrar novamente no país em Eilat-Israel. O visto saiu no mesmo dia. Ufa. Ao cruzar a fronteira para o Egito o 'perrengue' começa. Israel me deixou 'mal acostumada', pois lá tudo funciona. Ok, você paga caro por isso. O moço da alfândega vasculhou TU-DO na minha mochila. Fiquei fácil 30 minutos explicando até os remédios que eu carregava. =( .. depois, o busão quebrou no meio do caminho. O que levaria 2h30 ... read more
Brazilian Flag .. Mt Sinai
Tour to Sinai Mount
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Africa » Egypt » Sinai May 6th 2013

Our second day on our ship, we docked in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. It is located on the most southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula. Sharm El-Sheikh means "Bay of Sheikh" in Arabic. It is also called the "City of Peace" because so many international peace conferences are held there. It has the simplicity of sun, sand and sea and the luxury of five star hotels, water sports, shopping and entertainment. We decided not to take the tour we were signed up for because it entailed another 4x4 open air jeep trip and we decided we had inhaled enough dust. We decided instead to go on the glass bottom boat and see some of the reported 1,000 species of fish and over 250 species of coral reefs. We were not disappointed.... read more
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Africa » Egypt » Sinai » Nuweiba April 30th 2013

After our relaxing days at the Red Sea we had to say good bye to our Egyptian tour guide and make our way via ferry to Jordan. We were dropped off at the port and with the help of a security guard got through customs without any incidents. (We entered in one building, put our bags through an xray machine that no one paid any attention to and then had to go to another building to wait.) We were ushered into one corner of a large hall where all of the ferry passengers were waiting. The passengers were mostly local, and the other tourists were from the middle east. They were also mostly male. The fact that you never see women just out and around baffles me. That combined with all of the staring definitely makes ... read more

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Africa » Egypt » Sinai » Dahab April 8th 2013

Greetings all and happy Easter from Dahab. Just over a week ago I arrived in the wee hours of the morning to our lovely resort in Cairo. It was great to reunite with Amy and we stayed up chatting until we heard the morning call to prayer at 4am/ I very much enjoyed a bit of shut eye in my very comfortable bed after 54 days on a blow up mat in a tent. The next morning we enjoyed a lovely buffet breakfast by the pool in the sunshine and heat. Amy was very excited to finally catch some rays after a dragging winter in London. We spent the day sunbaking, reading, and swimming which was very relaxing and that night we met our tour group and guide Meaga, to find out what the upcoming week ... read more

Africa » Egypt » Sinai » Dahab April 8th 2013

Greetings all and happy Easter from Dahab. Just over a week ago I arrived in the wee hours of the morning to our lovely resort in Cairo. It was great to reunite with Amy and we stayed up chatting until we heard the morning call to prayer at 4am. I very much enjoyed a bit of shut eye in my very comfortable bed after 54 days on a blow up mat, in a tent. The next morning we enjoyed a lovely buffet breakfast by the pool in the sunshine and heat. Amy was very excited to finally catch some rays after a dragging winter in London. We spent the day sunbaking, reading, and swimming which was very relaxing and that night we met our tour group and guide Meaga, to find out what the upcoming week ... read more

Africa » Egypt » Sinai » Dahab April 6th 2013

So the last week feels like a bit of a blur. I spent five days in Dahab and this is how each day went: About 10am: probably should get out of bed and head downstairs for choice of continental or Egyptian breakfast (falafel) 10am-12pm: attempt to do some writing, catch up on banking etc and do a budget check (because I’m travelling long-term I unfortunately have to do this. It consists of checking the card and bank balances against my budget spend for each country…see, there is a maths geek lurking deep inside!) 12pm-4pm: head down to the Fresh Fish restaurant, pick a deckchair at the front (less than 1.5m from the water) and swim/lie in the sun/read The God of Small Things/drink fresh mango juice. 4pm-6:30pm: Nap. 6:30pm: either have coffee and more reading time ... read more

Africa » Egypt » Sinai » Dahab March 26th 2013

After getting some recommendations from my tour guide, once I finished the tour in Cairo I decided to head for the Red Sea and some relaxation. A holiday within a holiday! I think Africa is going to be tiring, and that is starting in about five days, so why not some beach time first? On Saturday night our group had a last dinner (and sheesha) together in Cairo in the bar upstairs at the hotel. Then I figured I should book what I was doing from there, so I got online and booked a return flight with Egyptair to Sharm El Sheikh, planning about five days in Dahab. Originally I wasn't going to go anywhere near Sinai because there have been some tourist kidnappings in the area, even off the road between Taba and Dahab. But ... read more

Africa » Egypt » Sinai » Dahab November 15th 2012

The plane departs at 8.50am. We all meet for a quick breakfast in the morning and then head to the airport. The funniest bit about this is the bag weigh. Jamaces bag is 26KG!!!! Lol. We all get on the plane and we are put in random seats around the plane however me and MO are seated together waahoo. The others are looking through the on board magazine which shoes a Map of the countries in the world. Being obviously the token New Zealander in our group, they all take the mickey out of me, as NZ isnt shown on the Map however Australia is... Story of our life eh? Anyways I chat to Mo and show him pictures of New Zealand. He's sold. The funniest thing was ... read more
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