Zuara at the tomb of Sheikh Haboos

Originally posted on Bedouin History Desert Safari:
The tomb of Sheikh Haboos. Small, domed tombs, like the one of Sheikh Haboss pictured above, can be found throughout the Sinai peninsula. When Bedouin need…

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

S is for Scrumptious Strawberries

Although not a native crop to Egypt, strawberries thrive in Egyptian soil and weather. These scrumptious strawberries are abundant at the markets during their season between December and March.  Besides the fruit, fresh… Continue reading

Happy International Book Giving Day!

It’s February 14th and that means it’s International Book Giving Day, “a day dedicated to getting new, used, and borrowed books in the hands of as many children as possible.” And I, of… Continue reading

A is for Aloe

  A few years ago, a friend gave me some young aloe vera plants. Today, they would take over my garden if I let them! I have used the leaves to cool burns… Continue reading

25 January – Remembering…and Hoping

On this second anniversary of the start of the 25 January Egyptian revolution, let us remember the martyrs who lost their lives in the fight against a corrupt and totalitarian regime. And let… Continue reading

F is for Fettah, or Fattah, or Fatta

Mmmm…..fettah – one of my favorite Egyptian dishes. Fettah, in this sense, basically means “small bits of broken bread.” It is a popular dish in many Arab and Middle Eastern countries – Morocco, Yemen, Egypt,… Continue reading