Category Archive: By Letter

C is for Camels Cooling Off!

A typical morning at the beach in Assala, Dahab – especially when it’s as hot and humid as it was this day. You can usually see the mountains of Saudi Arabia when you… Continue reading

B is for the Beautiful Blue Hole

Ah, the beautiful and infamous Blue Hole! I took this shot on the way hiking to Ras Abu Galum. This was about 9 in the morning, before the tourists from Sharm el Sheikh… Continue reading

S is for Stella by the Sea

Beer has always been a strong important beverage in the Egyptian culture. It was very essential that it was even known to be part of the daily diet of the Egyptian Pharaohs 5,000 years… Continue reading

M is for a Marvelous Mantis

This marvelous mantis was spotted on the caper bush in my garden, where he lived for a couple of weeks. I would check on him whenever I went outside and one day I… Continue reading

F is for Fillets of Fisseekh

Yes, I should have posted these photos several weeks ago on Sham el Nessim, an Egyptian holiday that is celebrated the Monday after Coptic Christian Easter. But I was too busy “sniffing the… Continue reading

R is for Random Road Signs

Years ago when I applied for my Egyptian driver’s license, I had to take an a short driving test, as well as an oral examination, which consisted of the examiner pointing to  three… Continue reading

W is for Wonderful Wadis

Wandering through the wonderful wadis of south Sinai is one of my favorite pastimes, as you may have figured out by now, and I took this photo on a recent wander through Wadi… Continue reading

S is for Sensational Sinai Sunrises

From the east coast of Sinai, one is often treated to sensational scenery as the sun rises over the mountains of Saudi Arabia across the Gulf of Aqaba, especially on those rare days… Continue reading

L is for Lounging Lizard

This colorful lizard is an Ornate Dabb Lizard, Uromastyx ornata, and in Egypt, is found only in the rocky wadis of South Sinai. And while he may look like he is simply lounging in… Continue reading

D is for Dahab’s Deserts

This isn’t the first scene that usually comes to mind when people think of Dahab. Typically, visions of gorgeous blue waters, golden sandy beaches, and amazing marine life are what draw people to… Continue reading