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Trip Start Apr 29, 2009
7Trip End May 11, 2009
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The interesting thing about the trip was that every time we stopped at a toll booth, there were armed guards and one would come onto the bus and ask us all for our tickets and passports...there were a couple other tourists on the bus , but we were definitely the only Americans
We arrived in Dehab, and a local girl from Holland who now lives here and is a certified dive instructor , took us under her wing since she speaks Arabic, and helped get us a cab into town, a short ride, and we hopped into the back on a pickup truck, and they dropped us off at our Boutique hotel for our first night in Dehab. We decided to live it up the first night, and stay in German owned Boutique hotel with a bakery next door...how convenient for me, since there is nothing more exciting than homemade cakes and brownies! Our room was great , and the nicest , and most romantic little beds!
We walked to town which is basically a long boulevard along the water, and its lined with charming restaurants and small hotels and shops. We would be moving here to our next hotel , The Penguin Village, tomorrow where we would be staying the next 5 nights. We had our first dinner at Funny Mummy , this really cool Bohemian style place along the water with lounge style seating on the floor with low tables and big cushions, and candles...yes more romantic stuff. After having a great dinner, we decided to try our first Sheesa...
It is a very popular pastime here , which consists of smoking flavored tobbaco out of this beautiful Egyptian pipe. I am not a smoker at all, in fact, I have never smoked ( really) but we had to try it! It tasted okay, but even though it was strawberry flavored, it really wasn't my thing, Mo liked it about the same...we got some cool pictures though!