Beach and Disco
Trip Start Feb 08, 2010
25Trip End Mar 04, 2010
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Where I stayed
The Black Prince
We had a lunch made by Liz of rice and dhal, sitting in the sea view Bedouin lounges to dine. While there Oneness turned up with a cousin called Ati, and said they wanted to take us out to a beach.
Although Oneness said we were headed for the Three Pools we never made it that far as Ati's flash but dusty car wasn't a four wheel drive. Ati was a lovely person to meet. He had 28 brothers and sisters owing to his father having had the full quota of four Moslem wives. Those wives were jealous of each other and even refused to sit near one another to eat. Now since Ati's father had died they had at last become friends.
Ati drove us to his favourite beach, a bit of the typical plastic bag place one finds around here, but with nice shells
There at a little shelter the guys made a fire and put down a rug.
We had a spot of swimming and snorkelling there, then had fun, massaging one another and dancing. The lads taught us an Iraqi dance, quite amusing really.
I was quite surprised when Ati had said he'd accompany me into the water and was then not only holding my hand in the sea but also trying to get amorous. Actually he was handsome and it could have been such fun if I was more free in that way, he was endearing, and we laughed when I chastised him. I was taken so by surprise at Ati's behaviour as up till now Oneness had been pursuing me. It seemed I was fair game for both of them.
Ati had told us he was 28 and that Oneness was of a similar age, but Jeremy later discovered from talking to Bob that Oneness was really only 20, my son Jai's age!
And it seemed to be the way that Oneness was cosying up at every opportunity to both me and Ellie, an attraction it seemed to both mother and daughter!
And then there was Liz accepting a full body massage from Ati and going off for a walk with him hand in hand along the beach. It was all fun though, a good time of togetherness, and we never got carried away
In the evening we dined at the falafel sandwich place, where Ahmed and Dega were so pleased to see us that they treated us to free banana pancakes. We held their baby Yusef for them while they were busy and we danced around.
In a nearby supermarket where Liz and I bought a big cooking pot I got talking with an English lady, Janet, who had lived many years in Dahab. She had her own dog rescuing mission and everyone knew her as Mad Janet. She had accumulated over 200 dogs and her neighbours who were very negative towards her had poisoned some of her dogs. She said some of the Bedouin and local kids were very sadistic, getting hold of puppies to torture and murder them, pulling off the puppies legs and strangling them with wires.
How I wished I had not heard her say these things! My own experience of this place, of course just scratching at the surface, was delightful, and her words were a crushing reality check.
Ahmed had told us that this evening was party time at the Rush nightclub and as Ellie was very keen to go I took her there.
Oneness and Ati had turned up back at the Black Prince so they drove us to the disco
All locals and ladies were getting in free; only tourist men had to pay to get in there. Lots of young Bedouin guys there knew Oneness and were greeting him, probably all relatives seeing as their families are so huge.
Rosina who had so wanted to come soon fell asleep, so I slipped away to take her back to the Black Prince for Liz to babysit her along with George, and I got Ian fired up to come and join us ( a bit of a chaperone I reckoned). Back at the Rush Ellie was doing some fabulous dancing with a Bedouin guy called Mohammed. He looked like an Egyptian version of Eddy Murphy. Mohammed said he lived most of the time in Cairo where he was studying Criminal Law.
I danced for a while with Ati who was just so sweet with his smiling and a little of shyness even. Really Ati was very handsome. Many locals came by to chat with us, as did a couple of Americans from another table.
Sadly, Oneness and Ati had to leave us early on, to get up early for a trip they'd arranged for Paul and Lou.
The Americans were saying they wanted us to do shots with them. Only Ian accepted to do that, and off we went to the bar to watch the guys down their tequila slammers. The Americans were Andy from New York and Jonno from Pennsylvania
Jonno was trying to get amorous with me, calling me a hot mamma and saying how he'd noticed me straight off in the disco in my sexy long red dress. Andy meanwhile was obviously getting sweet on Ellie.
As we drew along a grand plush hotel called the Nessima Mohammed announced that this was his families place and invited us in to look around.
He took us to the floodlit pool with its sunken bar and invited us to take a swim. We were sitting on the sunloungers pondering the matter as Mohammed stripped down to his Y-fronts and did a couple of laps of the pool. Then in went Ellie in her underwear and Andy in his jeans. I didn't have anything on under my dress so would have to have gone in naked, which I wasn't sure about (even though Mohammed liked the idea), so I sat watching the others while Jonno continued his attempts to chat me up.
When the others went off to find the toilets I let Jonno kiss me, just the once. He tasted of alcohol. He asked me for a date and I said it wasn't possible as I was booked up with some Bedouins these days.
Mohammed wanted to show me more of his hotel. He stopped Jonno from following and led me by the hand to a quiet area, telling me how gorgeous I looked in my red dress and asking me to lift it up so that he could see my nakedness. I didn't agree to that, but I did permit him a little kiss before we rejoined the others
Thats four guys in one day that had been trying to kiss me.
Andy and Jonno walked us the rest of the way to the Black prince, and the idea came up to sit on the sun loungers and watch the sun rise, but I was so tired by this time.
Ellie and Andy were sharing a sunlounger and Jonno had perched on mine, but I floated off despite the objections and left them to watch the sun rise without me.