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... the time for a massage, and to get my mangy travelers feet tended to and booked in for a massage and pedicure in the second floor spa looking over the pool and out to sea. The massage was fantastic and a young man manned the pedicure station. I had a somewhat difficult chat to him in broken english about how he became a massage therapist and he told me up until last year he was in the army (Egypt has conscription laws). He explained to me that in August last year ...
... this time Cheng opened up a melon and shared it around.
The police car arrived with 4 cops inside it. When they arrived couple of tourists on a motorbike arrived as well. Mamdoh asked the tourists to join us as well. Finally we were off again. The police car stayed well behind us as we made our way to Nuweiba. They police had to come with us because, as I mentioned earlier tourists were kidnapped as recent as two weeks ago in this area. We arrived at the next town and ...
... There is supposed to be a fast one and a slow one. Fast = 1 hour, Slow = 5 hours. Only, not today. “No fast boat today, maybe tomorrow.”
Ok, plan B. To the bus station. Bus to Taba in the north. Walk 15 minutes to the Egypt border. Cross border. Another story altogether but let’s just say that the border guy wanted to make us tea (!) and tried to steal my pen. I’m also pretty sure that he is using the same stamp pad ...
From Dahab, I proceeded to Nuweiba, which is a bit further North. Definitely much more quiet, not as touristic, and still some nice beaches with crystal clear blue water!
I stayed a night at the soft beach camp, a very simple but friendly place with very good food!
Relaxing a day there without all the crowd of tourists of Dahab was just what I needed.
The next day, just before midday I went to the port to get a ticket for the ferry to ...
... edgy tales which linger. And Wendy Cope's poetry for amusement and recognition; “The Big Short” where Michael Lewis details how the free fall of the American economy happened so it reads like an amusing mystery story; and am beginning “The Language of Baklava”, a book of memories and eating by a Jordanian writer, Diana Abu-Jaber of whom I had never heard and probably would not have read until I came this way.
We have become dozy in the still ...
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- Swimming pool