All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Dahab’

Travel Options To Dahab

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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 …

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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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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.

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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!

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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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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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What’s Been Happening at RED C this June

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Apartment Sandi: Our third apartment will be ready to rent in August, just in time for the Autumn season. The perfect time for a visit to Dahab; the air temperature is in the mid 30Cs (a bit cooler than the 40C heat of summer) and a lovely water temperature of around 25C. Apartment Sandi offers an open plan kitchen and …

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Epic Pigeon Battle

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We’re situated next door to some friendly pigeons. So friendly they’ve decided to make one of our roof terraces a favourite perch. Understandably we don’t really want them perching on our roof as they tend to leave behind more than footprints So here’s an update on our pigeon war! Pigeon Stop Idea # 1: FAKE BIRD – Dec 2013 This …

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Solar heating Dahab Style!

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There are lots of ways to heat a swimming pool in Dahab but we wanted something eco friendly so that ruled out gas and electric. Our first option was a company our building contractor put us in touch with in Cairo. He sold us on the idea of a pressurised solar panel system. We weren’t entirely convinced but thought it …

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