A Delicious Lunch…If You’re a Camel

What do camels eat? Almost anything, it seems. Domesticated camels are often fed grass, dates and oats, while those in the wild do quiet well in creating their own diets. I spotted this particular camel enjoying lunch on New Year’s Day when I was riding my bike from the main tourist drag of Dahab back […]

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The Lights of Dahab – Photo Essay

Dahab is the most enchanting town in Egypt. This mellow, sunny spot lies quietly on the Red Sea in the southern Sinai, swimming in a peaceful yet exciting atmosphere of Arab exoticism. Its indigenous people are a mix of Egyptian and Bedouin, its sizeable expat community largely Scandinavian and British, its tourists primarily Russian and […]

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Dahab’s Relaxation Goes Five Star at The Hilton Dahab Resort

Most people who visit Dahab, Egypt walk away, reluctantly, feeling that this is one of the most, if not the most, relaxing place on earth. And it truly is. I’ve spent a total of six laid back months in this peaceful little town on the Red Sea, but my last several days were the most […]

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Simplicity is Delicious – Baking Bread in Dahab, Egypt

Last night at midnight I was walking with my Egyptian friend and his cousin down a dark, sandy road toward home when my friend said abruptly I want to buy bread. So we veered off the road onto a path, also dark and sandy, at the end of which stood several small buildings. Only one […]

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On The Road to Dahab

No matter by what means you travel there, the road to Dahab, Egypt, deep in the country’s gorgeous south Sinai region, is memorable in its exotic desert beauty. Traveling overland to the Sinai from Israel, which I have done several times, is probably the most scenic way of arriving in the little Bedouin village that […]

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The Amazing Koshary and Rice Pudding of Dahab, Egypt

When I was just passing through Dahab, Egypt for the first time last June I didn’t have time to discover of one the most popular local dishes. This is probably because this meal is not commonly served at the scores of restaurants where travelers head along its main street. Once I settled into the heart […]

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Dahab, Egypt for Beginners Like Me

I’m pretty familiar with the Middle East by now, having traveled and lived in this region on and off for almost four years. Please believe me when I tell you that Dahab, Egypt, where I sit and write this, is the most comfortable Arab culture in which I’ve ever landed. Dahab is a Bedouin village […]

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