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Time to move on: Photos Nuweiba

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

It’s time to get moving. Regardless how long I could stay, it still came down to the point that I have a job to do. Scratch that, job and me will not co-exist. Jobs are for other people, not me. It’s basically time to stick a fork in Africa and get on with part 4, the Middle East. But in the mean time, a few photos I did manage to break my rhythm and take.

My office
Not just another sunset, this was my office after a hard days work.

Nuweiba Soft Beach Camp The other side of the bay
Some shots of the Soft Beach Camp and the side of the bay with the other Bedouhin style camps. Soft Beach is all sand and definitely the best camp on the bay. My hut was the one right in the middle of the photo #10 facing the ocean.

Camels camels everywhere
You know when your in an exotic place when Camels just wander around aimlessly. Free range camels I guess you would call them. Good eating too. Tastes like salmon*.

Mama #1 Amira Mama #2 Nura
Nura and Amira were my two playmates as well as co-parents to our ten puppies. They were from Switzerland on vacation with their moms. We had a good system as feeding eight exuberant and hungry puppies and two runts who were too weak to participate was a bit overwhelming at first. One would take the two runts and hand feed them while me and the other would keep the little food vaccuums fed. Swimming was pretty much the rest of the day.

Fatty mc Fatty was what I called him, they chose Stello Bad Puppy my name, something German was theirs, had to be something girly Ten puppies
Some of our babies. Since I was leaving and didn’t want anyone else to play with them I had them all put to sleep*.

*Okay, two lies. 1) Camel doesn’t taste like salmon. 2) The puppies are still alive and ready for adoption if anybody is willing to go to Nuweiba to get them.

Nuweiba, Sinai, Egypt: The Zen of traveling?

Monday, October 1st, 2007

Okay, I don’t really know what “Zen” is but in my context it is being stuck in one place for ten days now and feeling, well, happy/content about it. Now it wasn’t a snap of the finger thing as that I am assuming it isn’t possible to “find the Zen” just by snapping a finger or taking a big bong hit (it might actually be that way, but as my disclaimer of a first sentence states, I don’t know what I am talking about.) My first progression started with getting to the beach area quite happily by making it there without spending a pound even though the bus station is around 10 kms away. Once I got to the beach camp, I was kind of happy about it and kind of let down. This city is much different than Dahab in two ways. Physically, it is more of a beachy place with a pretty wide expansive beach that runs around a small bay. Dahab is a pre-fab city built on a reef rather than a beach. Secondly, while Dahab is more like a modern resort, Nuweiba has a look of despair and an aire of what used to be. It has some similarities with Dahab with the Bedouin pillows and carpet roofed laze out areas, but they are quite run down and have the feeling of a ghost down. There are probably no more that 10-20 people in the whole place as I have seen.
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Photos: Dahab

Friday, September 21st, 2007
Here's some quick photos of Dahab as I think I will head over to Nuweiba tomorrow. For Erica This one is for you Erica. Yes, I am a lucky bastard. [Continue reading this entry]

Response to Comments: Sorry so late

Friday, September 21st, 2007
Man, really sorry about not responding but here goes and thanks for commenting. Snarky, Snarky, Snarky, are you sure that it possibly wasn't you plaguirizing me. "Shingles", now can you come up with cutesy names for my Syphilles, Gonorrea, Genital ... [Continue reading this entry]

Dahab, Egypt: I am caught up but…

Thursday, September 20th, 2007
the kid next to me is playing Counter Strike. Must focus.... Stop looking at the other computer.... write. write. write.. Deep breath, think about dead kitties. Okay, were back on track. Dahab. Dahab. Dahab. Nope ... [Continue reading this entry]

Photos: Alexandria and Suez Canal

Thursday, September 20th, 2007
Alexandria strip Alexandria mosque [Continue reading this entry]

Suez Canal, a dream come true.

Thursday, September 20th, 2007
I don't know why, but I was really looking forward to seeing the Suez canal. Thats the canal that runs through the desert so big freighters can move between the Med and the Red Sea. How cool is ... [Continue reading this entry]

Cairo to Alexandria: A slice of Roman

Thursday, September 20th, 2007
I did end up staying for over a week in Cairo. The hostel bumped me as I was staying in a four bed room by myself. They got some reservations and boom kicked me out, Egyptian hospitality. ... [Continue reading this entry]

Photos: Cairo, Egypt- Giza Pyramids and Sphynx

Thursday, September 20th, 2007
Dan and me Dan the Aussie and me with the Pyramids in the distance. [Continue reading this entry]

Cairo, Egypt: The completion of the Cape to Cairo route.

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007
Although bus rides tend to be pretty un-interesting, it did give me an opportunity to be surprised to see the Pyramids of Giza looming over Cairo. Beyond that we arrived in the dust and smog ridden capital. I got ... [Continue reading this entry]