Archive for October, 2012

Dahab, Egpyt

Written by on October 15, 2012 in General, Middle East & Gulf States with 0 Comments
Dahab, Egpyt

Dahab is a small diving and windsurfing/kitesurfing village on the Sinai Penisula of Egypt, about 80kms North of the more resort-y Sharm el Sheikh.  I came to Dahab on my first round the world trip 12 years ago, and have been wanting to go back ever since.  Red Sea scuba diving at its best, the […]

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Border Crossing from Hell

Written by on October 14, 2012 in General, Middle East & Gulf States with 3 Comments
Border Crossing from Hell

I’m not going to lie…I was extremely nervous about heading down to Dahab, a sleepy diving town on the Red Sea about 90kms from the Southeastern tip of Sinai, Egypt.  The US State Department warned not to travel through Sinai, except for the more expensive and package-holiday resort town of Sharm el Sheik, which would […]

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Jordan

Written by on October 6, 2012 in General, Middle East & Gulf States with 1 Comment
Jordan

I arrived in Amman, got my visa and made the bus-taxi transfer to my hostel without any issues.  My hostel was nothing to write home about, but it was only 7JD/night for a bed on the female dorm, or about $10.  There was only one other Japanese girl in the dorm, so it was more […]

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