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Bedouin face veils collection

Red C Villas and Apartments in Dahab (see previous post) does not have rooms decorated with the paintings on papyrus or fanciful images of pyramids and palms that you find in too many Egyptian hotels and accommodations. Instead they have … Continue reading

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Peace Road Designs – beautiful bags celebrate Egypt, and give back to community

Peace Road Designs are made in Dahab, South Sinai. Finding good quality souvenirs is not easy in Egypt, as I mentioned in a previous post, and I promised to follow up with some better examples of Egyptian or made in … Continue reading

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tourist strangeness

Most countries do good trade in tourist kitsch. They present generalized, easily digested images of their culture in mainstream tour itineraries, in entertainment, and most spectacularly in the items produced as souvenirs for visitors to take home as a reminder … Continue reading

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