Acacia Dahab Hotel
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... After what seemed like many hours we eventually reached Taba and were offloaded like cargo. The bus took off and I turned to find myself outside what looked like a gas station in the middle of nowhere with three other people. There was no help for it.
“So are we all going to the border?”
The others looked at me. A stylish girl with shoulder length blonde hair nodded at me.
“The taxi should be here shortly”.
She was right. ...
... For some or other strange reason though, I had another quick look at our carnet de passage – the passport of Mzee. Egypt is the country with the strictest carnet requirements and also requires the highest deposit (800% of your vehicle value if you get your carnet in UK, 200% if done in SA) and I wanted to make sure everything’s okay…. if only I’ve done that back in the UK! Between checking all ...
Our Bedouin men got the fire going and made Arabic round flat bread in its ashes which we ate with foul, the Egyptian brown beans.
Then we were off in the landcruiser to the other side of the Serabit al Khadim mountain which had overlooked us as we slept. This was was over a beautiful sandy terrain, and then we were off upwards, climbing in the heat, not so easy. Liz was being her oft saintly self, carrying George in a material sling on her back. ...
Off we went on our desert jaunt in a toyota landcruiser, with an old Bedouin driver called Sulamein, and a young Bedouin guide called Oneness (actually I'd misheard his name, it was something more like Moness, but I liked the name Oneness so much, for it seemed spiritual and wise, so I kept using it for him).
At first we were going along asphalt roads. We were told, if asked, to say that we were only going to St Catherines Monastery, as ...
So Mt Sinai, Moses mountaın to the Egyptıans and the many pılgrıms you see on the way. We got to St Catherınes Monastary at about 2AM and started our acent at 2.30ısh. Kınd of peaceful wıth the full moon shınıng above us so no need for a torch at fırst and lots of camels carryıng the lazy or the less able up to the steps. It was faırly hard goıng but there are tea shops all the way up for a wee break and ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool