Tea in the desert with the Bedouins...
Trip Start Apr 29, 2009
7Trip End May 11, 2009
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Where I stayed
We are staying in one of those casuals places , right on the boardwalk on the water, staying in one of the best rooms in the place with a huge wooden balcony with a ocean view....and our price is $35 a night. Our hotel is called The Penguin Village....I have no idea why...there isn't a penguin in site. We have been spending the last couple days lounging on the upper deck of the Penguin restaurant on large cushions, having the most amazing food at every meal, and taking long walks on the boardwalk in the mornings and evenings...you can see how one can really get used to this way of life
This morning we had the best Egyptian breakfast, well, actually Mo had it, and I ate half of hers because I liked hers better than mine....Its so great to have such choices for breakfast! In Asia its been my usual choice of Banana pancakes , or a fried egg.
Tonight we went on a sunset camel ride. Our ride to the village didn't show , which I'm pretty used to when planning excursions in Foreign countries..." We be there at 430...well, maybe 5:00... you just wait, we be there soon..." but a backup cab showed up and took us to a village right outside of town to board our camels. This is only our second camel ride , so we by no means are any sort of experts...the first one was just a photo-op by the pyramids as you might remember.
It was just Mo and I ( it is the slow season here) a nice young man led us up to a mountain outside of the village , and there was nothing around but desert. After a while we got off our camels and hiked up to the top a mountain where you see the most amazing views of the town and ocean below. We could of stayed up there until sunset, but me in my flip-flops ( yes , hiking in my flip-flops again...hiking shoes take up too much room in the backpack!) we decided to head down before dark, and besides we are hiking up Mt Sinai tomorrow night, in the middle of the night to catch the sunrise.