The Blue Hole

There are several famous Blue Holes around the world. This one in South Sinai is a short drive from the laid back town of Dahab and only a few hours drive from Sharm el Sheikh or Nuweiba. It is one of the many excellent diving and snorkeling spots along this stretch of the Red Sea coast and it is worth taking a full day to explore.

There is a cafe with plenty of space so you can relax between Red Sea dips. Don’t miss walking up the camel trail to the higher ground for the view across the Hole and beyond.

Next stop along that camel trail is Ras Abu Gallum, which I will post about tomorrow.

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Fringing reefs, Red Sea

The fringing reefs of Sharm offer an extraordinary diversity of marine life for snorkelers and divers to enjoy just meters from the beaches and rock platforms. They also add to the layers of greens and blues that make the views here so entrancing. All of these views are just a few minutes walk from my place. No matter what my day holds, and whether I get the chance to explore underwater or not, I try to spend a little time taking in this beauty.

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Sunrise from my window

some days I don’t even have to leave the apartment to watch a perfect sunrise

Sunrise, Hadaba, Sharm el Sheikh

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Red Sea sunrise

I am fortunate to live five minutes walk from one of the most beautiful views of the Red Sea, the clifftop in Sharm.

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How a Spontaneous Travel Decision Landed Me in Egypt for Life

How a Spontaneous Travel Decision Landed Me in Egypt for Life.

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Siwa Oasis

SIWA

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Alexandria wandering

Walking along the Corniche of Alexandria is one of the great pleasures of this city, especially at sunrise and in the early hours of the day.
Stroll from the Library to the Fort and you may see cats waiting for fishermen to come ashore, friends enjoying their first tea of the day, families drinking in some cool air before the city heats up, and lovers publicly sharing private moments, gazing out to sea.

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