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Feb 28, 2015 - Nuweiba and the Red Sea

Feb 27 Our alarm wakened us at 4:15 am and we quickly got ready, left our bags outside the door for the bell captain and joined the group for a quick coffee before boarding the bus for the airport at 5 am. More metal detectors and x ray machines later we received boarding passes and found our flight delayed an hour. Sheesh. That's another hour we could have spent in bed. We arrived in Sharm El Sheikh after an uneventful 1 hour flight with a nice send off by Egypt air “Have a happy life”. We met our van with driver and armed police escort....

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Oct 29, 2010 - Sawa Beach Camp

After our hard climb at Mt Sinai we were all glad to arrive at Sawa, our Red Sea beach camp. And it's beautiful. Very undeveloped and supposed to be like Sharm el Sheikh used to be before mass tourism arrived. Apparently there were some terrorist attacks a few years ago which killed tourism for a while and the area is still struggling to recover. Cabins were very basic consisting of a mattress and mosquito net on the floor and a hammock outside. Electricity only available in the cabins for a few hours each night. Our cabin was right on the...

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Oct 18, 2010 - Saint Katherine to Sawa Beach Camp

This morning we headed to St Katherine's monastery to see the "burning bush" and other such religiousness. It was crowded with Orthodox Russians and other assorted Christians full of religious fervor. After battling our way inside and around it was great to get out. The burning bush wasn't even on fire. At risk of being a heathen I wonder what was Moses on when he saw a burning bush which talked to him!!! We continued onto our Beach Camp near Nuweiba where we had 24 hours of sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling, drinking and eating. It was...

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Oct 18, 2010 - St katherine's to Nuweiba - Sawa Beach Camp

St katherine's monastery this morning the site where the burning bush where Moses was told to ascend Mt Sinai and wait for a message from God. Aftr 40 days and 40 nights he got the 10 commandments... St Katherine's monastery was built inn the 6th Century by the order of Emporer of Justinian. Only open from 9am - 11.30 am and this creates quite a bottle neck as it seems to be a place of pilgrimage.Still a working Monastery and as it was also built as a fortress there is only one entry and exit -tedious when one is a little vertically...

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May 12, 2010 - Egypt to Jordan

We visited the Karnak temple in Luxor and it was very large and beautiful. Our guide is also an Egyptologist so he gave us a great guided walk of the area. The sun was beating down on us the whole afternoon so we were very tired by 6:00pm. We all met at an Indian restaurant for a great dinner and then I went to bed directly after. The next morning we went to the Valley of the Kings, which is an area in the middle of the desert with many unearthed tombs of gods, kings, and their families. The first stop of the day was donkey rides around the...

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Sep 26, 2009 - Nuweiba

Nuweiba Vorige weekend zijn we op een korte vakantie naar de Egyptische badplaats Nuweiba geweest. Deze vakantie duurde van zaterdag tot dinsdag. Dit kon omdat het einde ramadan was dat weekend. Dat betekent dat iedereen behalve de vrijdag en de zaterdag nog twee dagen vrij heeft. Helaas is het echter zo dat hier niet van te voren bekend is of dat deze vrije dagen op zondag en maandag vallen of op maandag en dinsdag. Men houdt er hier namelijk van om zo laat mogelijk aan te kondigen wanneer deze vrije dagen zijn. Maar aangezien wij...

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Koen in Cairo

May 30, 2009 - Nuweiba

Relaxing day by the beach. Staying in a lovely beach resort outside of town, snokling with tons of colorful fish right off the beach. Have a great view of Saudi Arabia only 17km across the inlet. Not a bad way to recover from that crazy climb yesterday. Feel pretty torn up and worn down from the climb yesterday...still amazed that I made it to the top. I have my hiking buddy Missy to thank for that. She kept pushing me when I wanted to stop, I'm very thankful for her assitance. Tomorrow we take a ferry from Taba to Jordan...still seems...

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Mar 30, 2009 - Sawa Camp on the Egypt side of the Red Sea

After some breakfast we are off to visit the Monastery then check out of our hotel and off for 3 hour drive to our camp site on the Red Sea. We get to the Red Sea get checked into our huts on the beach and have time relax and have some lunch on the beach, then a swim in the Red Sea water is cold so only waded in to my knees, then off for a walk on the beach, This is the last day and night in Egypt, Tomorrow we get a ferry crossing the Red Sea and into Jordan.

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Middle East 2009

Jun 29, 2008 - Heading to Cairo (from Nuweibah)

Shalom/Salaam Wa'aleikum, I am writing this from Nuweibah, a small beach town on the eastern shore of the Sinai Peninsula. We have spent the last two nights at a great hostel on the Red Sea, surrounded by the Sinai Mountains. Across the Gulf of Aqaba we can see Saudi Arabia. In about an hour we will board a bus to Cairo, where we'll stay for the rest of the week. The last two weeks have been amazing. The birthright trip was a whirlwind tour of Israel. In just 10 days we covered almost all corners of the country, including Jerusalem, Tel...

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Jun 23, 2008 - Beach Paradise

After expending so much energy at Sinai, all our efforts have been rewarded. It is hard to believe that after a short drive to the other side of the desert is a beautiful beach on the Red Sea. It seems impossible that the two contrasts can exist so close together. The Red Sea was truly a pleasure to swim in. The water was calm and clear and very warm. It was a special treat because each of us had our own little hut right on the water. It only came equipped with a mattress and mosquito netting, but that was all that I needed. We spent a...

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