Category Archive: Places of Egypt

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

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

S is for Snow in South Sinai!

Yes, it snows in Egypt! But only in the high mountain region around St. Katherine’s in south Sinai, which was blessed with several light snowfalls last week. Although the snow cover did not… Continue reading

R is for Ras Mohamed…from above!

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve taken a lot of flights recently between Cairo and Sharm el Sheikh. And my favorite thing about this short trip is the view over Sinai,… Continue reading

F is for Fjord, a False Fjord that is!

About 10 km south of Taba in south Sinai is the famous fjord – a place I have been wanting to visit since my first trip to Sinai all those years ago. Well,… Continue reading

T is for Temples

The only pharaonic temple in Sinai is Serabit el-Khadem – Temple of Hathor, Lady of Turquoise. The temple dates back to 1964 – 1136 B.C. and is surrounded by ancient turquoise mines and… Continue reading

E is for Ecolodge

Egypt is home to┬áseveral ecolodges, each with its own unique style. You can stay at an oasis ecolodge in Siwa, Dakhla, or Bahariya. There are several ecolodges along the Red Sea coast near… Continue reading

A is for Alexandria

Alexandria is a city on the north coast of Egypt, along the Mediterranean Sea. Alex, as it is often referred to in English, is the second largest city in Egypt. This is a… Continue reading

W is for Wadi El Gemal National Park

A glimpse into Wadi el Gemal National Park Wadi el Gemal (Valley of the Camels) was declared a protected area in 2003 and was the location for the recent Characters of Egypt festival… Continue reading