I was 16 years old when I first moved to Cairo from America. Over twenty years later and I am happy to still call Egypt my home. And even happier to have settled in Dahab seven years ago.

I have always felt an innate connection to the natural world. I’m at my happiest when outdoors, in solitude, with time to absorb and appreciate the majestic wonders of our world. I have always tried to walk gently on this planet and thought I was doing my part to protect our natural resources.

And then I moved to Dahab and my eyes were opened to the very real issue of plastic pollution. I suppose that’s what happens when you move to a place where that pollution is in your face every day and there are no reliable government resources or services to deal with this environmental issue. It was up to me, then, to figure out what I could do on a personal level. And so I began my journey to learn to live with less plastic. My learning process is ongoing but, since I am also a teacher at heart (and in practice), I decided to share my journey in an attempt to teach others what I’ve learned along the way.


Read my first blog post to learn more about the purpose of this blog and the inspiration behind its name.

Are you a local business owner that promotes the use of reusable bags or other plastic-free or less-plastic alternatives?

Are you or your organization scheduling or sponsoring a clean-up event?

Are you a local artist working with discarded items or recycled materials?

Send me a message if you would like to write a guest post, make an announcement, or otherwise let the community know about your environmental project.

Contact: dontmesswithdahab (at) gmail (dot) com


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  1. Hey Bernadette, thanks for stopping by at reclaimingbinky.wordpress.com and more power to you for reducing/refusing/reusing plastic! I was pleasantly surprised to see you’re based in Dahab – I went diving and rockclimbing there with friends in 2008 and still count it as one of my most memorable holidays πŸ™‚ x Inda

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