We are so going to Dahab this weekend. I feel it'll be fine for me and your comments helped me solidify my decision, thanks. All we do in Dahab is lounge by the water, walk alittle, well alot, but this time I will take only short walks. So loungin' on the Red Sea, feeling like a Bohemian traveler will suit me just fine for a few days I think.
Oh and the Clexane having to be refrigerated, don't think it has to be. It says on package DO NOT STORE UNDER 25C, which is like 77F, so not thinking it has to be stored in fridge, its not that hot here yet. The reason I thought it should be stored in fridge is when we buy from the pharmacy they give it to us with ice in the bag? Which they do with all meds that should be stored cold. Anyway next time I buy I will ask them, but at least I read package and know its not necessary. So i can just bring enough along with us.
For those of you who are not familiar with Dahab from one of my many previous
ravings writings about it, it is located in the South Sinai, the Aqaba Gulf of Egypt. Its about a 6 hour car drive for us from NE Cairo and the drive itself is awesome. Its all desert, the mountains and oasis' you see along the way are incredible!
Many Bedouins still live and farm off the desert land and you can see their little communities occassionally along the way, its amazing. A few have even set up little "stops" along the road where they serve their very sweet Bedouin tea or sell little handmade trinkets its quite an experience.
If you have to use the bathroom while on the road, tough shit. Literally. There is a stop like half way called Nakhl. There are a handful of "coffee shops" with restrooms that alot of tour buses and drivers like us stop at. There is one we always stop at, which we determined is the best of out of the three or so there.
Then the next main stop is Taba, this is an Egyptian border crossing into Israel. It feels a bit scary when you reach here. The "gates" are manned with soldiers that have rifles and there are alot of them. They check your passports here and ask where you are going and for how long, then they waive you through. The first time I passed through here I was like damn this is scary, now I know what to expect LOL. The military presence is everywhere in Egypt, it was strange and a bit scary at first but I am used to it now. Just so different than back in the US, as we don't have soldiers everywhere with guns do we?
Foreigners are forbidden to go off the main road in many places while in the Sinai, and you see signs posted to this effect both in Arabic and English. Um, I would not want togo off road I think anyway, so it works out just fine. There is so much to see on this "main road" itself you wouldn't need to start any off road adventures.
Sorry this all sounds scary huh, LOL, but believe me its not. Its a part of life living in this region and it really is for safety. I feel safe everywhere I go and Egypt is one of the most tourist friendly and safe places I think in the region. They go the extra mile to protect and keep safe visitors to Egypt, really they do.
So today is 2dp5dt, (2 days past 5 day transfer) and I feel good. Nothing strange or different, I just think, oh I'm pregnant now and my babies are nestling into my lining, God Willing.
We will test when we get back to Cairo, don't think we will stay in Dahab until the 20th. Then again, we always get sucked in there and may end up staying longer, we'll see. But for now we are intending to come home before test day.