RED SEA and SHOWERS! After four days of riding and three desert camps, we rolled into Safaga – a little Red Sea coastal town with tea houses and internet cafes. Immediately upon entering camp, I waded into the refreshingly cool Red Sea – bike clothes and all! It felt wonderful! I almost felt like a new person after a cold (not by choice) shower and delicious soup.
The day almos seemed like a rest day as the 100km was flat to rolling hills with an incredible tail wind. I went solo today and it was glorious. I just pedaled along, staring at the mountains on my right and the beautiful sea on my left. It was strange to pass the city of Hurghada and see airplanes landing at this tourist destination. The past few days were just filled with sand and more sand.
The town of Safaga is very small but the people are very friendly. A few of us enjoyed banana milkshakes together and then I strolled through the streets. I asked to take a picture at a cafe and a after accepting, the man invited me for black tea (the national drink) then hibiscus tea (YUMMY) and then the local teenage boys invited me for a game of dominoes. Just as friendly as all the honks and waves we get along the road:)