Dahab In My Mind

Dahab In My Mind

“I can’t be bothered.”  That was the phrase I kept hearing.  It was a declaration of the traveler’s current state of inertia, an abbreviation of “I would swim in that warm sea, but I can’t be bothered to walk the three meters.” Or, “I would play shesh-pesh (backgammon) with you, but that would require sitting […]

Recharge on the Red Sea Riviera: Sharm el Sheikh Holidays

Recharge on the Red Sea Riviera: Sharm el Sheikh Holidays

Paul Theroux once said, “Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” Traveling, and more specifically budget traveling, can and will take its toll over extended trips.  Long lines, crowded buses, haggling with everyone you meet—this can wear one down until the idea of another day on the road seems almost unbearable, and thoughts begin to spring […]