VClub Tiran Beach
Travel Blogs from Nabq
... from mindless wanderings. I helped out as an actual divemaster today, herding two hopeless Dutch people around the Gulf of Aqaba, with an instructor in front. I spent the dive pushing them deeper or pulling them shallower, pointing them left and right, and laughing when the fat guy nearly descended on top of his girlfriend. Amusing. The instructor said I did well which I was surprised at... And onto a night dive tonight! Hopefully this one will be a bit more serene than the last. ...
Started my advanced course today, for that you have to do 5 specialty dives. So far I've done peak performance buoyancy, where we went to a park 14m down with a load of plastic hoops which you had to get through! On the way there there was a pretty big purple and white octopus just swimming along the sea floor, being chased by a load of small fish. Whenever they got close it puffed up and ...
Well, it's been a while since I've put anything up on here, largely due to the fact that I've been in the UK rather too much for my liking and that life just seems to get in the way of me a) updating my blog and b) doing anything interesting in my spare time.
So, I made it back to Dahab in time for my birthday! When Ruben asked me what I wanted to do, I said I'd like to go somewhere I'd not been before (which is a lot of places in Sinai - I've got a list I'm hoping to work ...
How do you know you have been in Egypt too long?
First off, they ask if my BF is "from Cairo", as in born-in-Cairo. I suppose that's because he looks a bit like an Arab and he’s tan and tall and wears designer American brands (like Columbia and REI). Sometimes they just speak to him in Arabic – I imagine they are saying “Hey, you, tall Egyptian, how much for the Gringo girl?” Okay, maybe not.
On the other ...
... promptly fell asleep. I awoke to hear the
older lady giving us a detailed talk about Christian icons in the Byzantinian
era. Somewhat interesting but I just wasn’t in the mood. I mouthed to Kat to
ask what the time was, 8:55am. Shouldn’t we be lining up for this monastery so
we can get it over with as quickly as possible. But no, it was know that Genie
said he would tell us the history of St Catherine. “I don’t know much about ...
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