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A Great View of Dahab…

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Just a short distance from Red C Villas, there is a trail that leads up a small mountain. You could say it’s more of a large hill. It’s around 25 minutes door-to-door if you fancy a brisk morning walk, but plan on 40 minutes if a sunset saunter with the kids is more your style. The view is stunning, and …

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PADI IE at RED C

Padi Ie At Red C

Our pool is fantastic for cooling down in the summer months and even for swimming a few lengths. We also designed it to accommodate diver training. This came in handy last November when, thanks to some extra-windy conditions, Red C Villas had the opportunity to host the confined water portion of the recent PADI Instructor Examination (IE) in Dahab. The …

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The Goats of Assalah

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What’s the story with the goats of Assalah? The once-ubiquitous four-legged street-cleaners have disappeared—was it a government action, or simply because our roads have been re-tarmacked? The goats are reappearing slowly in little herds here and there and we thought we’d dedicate a blog post to these creatures. If you’ve stayed at Red C Villas, you’ll probably have noticed the …

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Top Travel Tip: Breathe. They’re only Bedouins.

Egyptian Bedouins

That ubiquitous red and white keffiyeh seen so often on news reports these days, can for some people, give rise to a host of associations. Warranted or not, they’re there. But pushing through those associations and approaching the South Sinai with an open mind can reveal a host of cultural activities that’ll have you wanting to simultaneously; pack-it-in back home, …

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Ramadan Kareem!

Ramadan Kareem 2015

Just a quick post to wish all our Muslim friends a happy Ramadan. Those observing the Ramadan will fast from sunrise to sunset, until the Iftar or breakfast. The Iftar is often organised as communal meal with juices, soups, appetizers, mains and desserts. Fasters will often initially break the fast with a couple of dates and water or, sometimes, a …

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Adventures in Zalaga (The Legendary Bedouin Camel Race)

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Every year, on the 10th January, hundreds of local Bedouins from the Muzeina and Tarrabin tribes hit Wadi Zalaga with their camels, Hiluxs, and best young camel riders (some under 10 years old) for an epic 30K camel race. Zalaga is cold in January. So cold, it snowed on our way up to the campsite. No matter, Mahmoud ‘Barracuda’ and his …

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Solar Heating System Phase II

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Winter is coming, time to install phase II of the RED C Villas solar heating system A month ago the pool temperature started to drop dramatically as the winter approached. The weather is still comparable to a mild English summer’s day but the water temperature had started to become a bit bracing. Time to install phase II of the solar …

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Kicking Back in Ras Mohammed!

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We recently headed out to Ras Mohammed National Park for a snorkelling trip. For those who haven’t been there, Ras Mohammed National Park is, simply put, surreal. The entrance is flanked by tall stone pillars and once inside, the landscape feels reminiscent of what the surface of the moon could be like. It’s a wide desert expanse with ‘roads’ created …

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A Bedouin Dinner In The Desert

Bedouin dinner in Dahab

A Bedouin dinner is a great way to get a bite-sized experience of the Sinai Desert. We can arrange for one of our Bedouin friends to pick you up by camel, or you can choose to travel up to the wadi by jeep. Last week some guests asked me to organise one of these trips for the full moon … …

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Here’s To The Day Of Onions

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 For those not familiar with Arabic …it can at first sound like a hard language, a bit of a rough language, like everybody is shouting at one another. In fact, on my first foray into the Middle East I was transfixed by the way people would be apparently screaming at each other only to suddenly break into endless smiles, kisses …

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