Dahab, Egypt

Ah Dahab, just thinking about this place makes me relaxed. No impressive ruins, or museums, just a tranquil and idyllic seaside town, that has managed to retain a sense of calm despite a moderate influx of tourists throughout the year.

The village of Dahab is located in the Sinai Peninsula, along the Gulf of Aquaba, and boasts some of the best diving and snorkeling spots on the planet. The beach promenade is a series of diving/snorkeling shops, restaurants, hostels, gift shops and bars, and though it’s nearly impossible to walk around Dahab without being touted incessantly, but how can one get angry here? It’s relaxing and beautiful, and the sounds of waves lapping the shore accompany every breakfast, lunch and dinner. A perfect pit stop for exhausted backpackers.