Category Archive for: ‘Dahab’

Travel Options To Dahab

Header Go Bus Dahab

Whether you’re coming from Cairo by bus or flying from abroad, there’s an easy way to get to Dahab. Read on for up to date options for travelling to Red C Villas. Go Bus to Dahab from Cairo: A deluxe bus service is now running between Cairo and Dahab. The buses have comfy reclining seats, A/C and TV. The Go Bus Station …

Read More

A Great View of Dahab…

View Blog Headerscaled

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

The Goats of Assalah

Feeding Goats

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 …

Read More

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, …

Read More

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 …

Read More

Adventures in Zalaga (The Legendary Bedouin Camel Race)

Camel race wadi zalaga

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 …

Read More

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 … …

Read More

Here’s To The Day Of Onions

Favourite Sayings1

 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 …

Read More

Out To Sea? The Plastic Garbage Project – Egypt

Blog Garbage

“Today, not a single cubic meter of seawater is free of plastic particles” It’ll come as no surprise to you, if you’ve been here before, that Egypt has a bit of a problem with plastic garbage. In fact the flying plastic bag was once dubbed ‘the national bird’. Egypt is certainly not alone in this problem but in a country …

Read More

Page 1 of 212»