Travel Blogs from Saint Catherine, Egypt

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Moses' 10 Commandments, Mt Sinai, Egypt travel blog

Moses' 10 Commandments

A travel blog entry by eric

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... he saw an army boot with an ankle inside when he toured Sinai.  It was closer to the Suez Canal, where Israel and Egypt had battled recently.  I looked and looked...but no such luck.  What I did see were "Nawamis."  They're ...

Thou Shalt Not..., mt sinai, Egypt travel blog

Thou Shalt Not...

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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…‘walk on thy foot that is broke’ …‘drop thy camera lens from 12 feet’ …‘stand at the top of the mount without warm clothing’ So many commandments I didn’t know about and broke today! Today we ...

Sinai Paradise, Nuwieba, Egypt travel blog

Sinai Paradise

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Left Mt. Sinai early am to travel via van to Nuwieba on the Red Sea.  Our drive took us through multiple security checkpoints along the road.  Soldiers with guns, diversions placed in the road so that you had to move slowly around to get ...

Red Sea to Mt Sinai, St. Katherine's, Egypt travel blog

Red Sea to Mt Sinai

A travel blog entry by edamame

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... minutes when I ran into an American doctor and started up a conversation. She told me about her volunteer work in Jordon and Egypt and also her experience during the Dahab bombings in April. She described how the night before the bombings she had a ...

Mountain Tigers, ASSEMBLE!, Saint Catherine, Egypt travel blog

Mountain Tigers, ASSEMBLE!

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... were a bit sore at the end but it felt good getting down to the bottom. Once back down, we waited until Saint Catherine's Monastery opened before having a quick look around inside. Then we spent a few hours messing around because of some poor ...

Sinai Rose, Mt. Sinai, Egypt travel blog

Sinai Rose

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... God killed him before he reached Israel. Climbing back down, surrounded by Russian pilgrims, we had a quick view of St. Catherine's Monastery and the burning bush's descendent, actually a bramble, a Rubus, a cousin of the blackberry.  The Greek ...

The mountain of Moses!, Mt. Sinai, Egypt travel blog

The mountain of Moses!

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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This hike up to Mt. Sinai was not at all what I expected.  I really regretted going on the night hike as I realized that it was way too much for Nikolas.  The next morning, I noticed that Nikolas was the only child coming down the mountain. We ...

No guide, no Gebel Musa, St. Catherine's Monastery, Egypt travel blog

No guide, no Gebel Musa

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... that magically appeared in the morning hours.  The night sky was stunning.  And it was all free.  Back at Saint Katherine we scrabbled together some lunch and sat to wait and see if the bus to Dahab would arrive.  Meanwhile the ...

St. Catherine's Monastery and Mt. Sinai, St. Catherine, Egypt travel blog

St. Catherine's Monastery and Mt. Sinai

A travel blog entry by americanincairo

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... were told dinner would be at 10. Lunch had been at 4 that day. After a very quick dinner, we proceeded to St. Catherine's monastery. The monastery is the place where the burning bush is located. It is a very beautiful building, but I could not go ...

Where Moses Walked, mt sinai, Egypt travel blog

Where Moses Walked

A travel blog entry by kieser_family

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Awoke at 430 am for a glorious seven hour bus ride out to Mt Sinai. The city itself was more of a transitional town, yet our hotel bused in the tourists, serving buffet lunch to over 200 guests.  In preparation for the Sinai climb, we bucked this ...

No burning bush ... but we did sleep on the summit, ‘Uqrat Şafḩah, Egypt travel blog

No burning bush ... but we did sleep on the summit

A travel blog entry by andrew_leesia

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Leve du soleil au sommet du mont Moise, Saint Catherine, Egypt travel blog

Leve du soleil au sommet du mont Moise

A travel blog entry by mleleu

... de leur appareil... Nous redescendons quelques marches pour retrouver notre guide et entammer la descente vers le monastere sainte Catherine. Nous empruntons un chemin trace dans un gorge comptant pas moins de 3000 marches posees par les moines. Guide ...

The Trip to Egypt, Saint Catherine, Egypt travel blog

The Trip to Egypt

A travel blog entry by johnacac

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... 30-year-old Egyptian woman named Shema.  Her English was excellent and she explained that we had a three-hour drive to St. Catherine's, where we would stay for the night to prepare for our group to climb Mount Sinai the next morning.  More ...

The Mt Sinai Fiasco, St Catherine, Egypt travel blog

The Mt Sinai Fiasco

A travel blog entry by ali_m

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... a half hour wait while he leisurely served customers whilst chatting on the phone) that there is no local bus service to St Catherine for the foreseeable future. This left us pretty pissed off and more than a little paranoid - our hostel offers Mt Sinai ...

Climbing Gabel Musa, And visit St Catherine church, Saint Catherine, Egypt travel blog

Climbing Gabel Musa, And visit St Catherine church

A travel blog entry by joergenmaria

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ST. CATHERINE MAP PIN, St. Catherine, Egypt travel blog

ST. CATHERINE MAP PIN

A travel blog entry by paulandmel

ST. CATHERINE MAP ...

These are the 15 *smash* 10 commandments, Mount Sinai, Egypt travel blog

These are the 15 *smash* 10 commandments

A travel blog entry by dkjohansen

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... moslims. We went and saw I guess you could say a mini catacomb of the bones of all the mouslims that had protected St. Catherine's over the centuries. Well after this wonderful experience we were all back on the bus and headed for our beach camp, can't ...

3750 steps to sunrise, Saint Catherine, Egypt travel blog

3750 steps to sunrise

A travel blog entry by bradborno

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... nbsp; I swear we both could have broken our legs coming down in the dark.  Bring the best possible flashlight you can!  This was the third sunrise we have witnessed in Egypt, and three is enough! Looking forward to our visit with Thelma ...

Enroute to Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt travel blog

Enroute to Egypt

A travel blog entry by cynjohn

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God has given me these 15... 10, 10 commandments!, Saint Catherine, Egypt travel blog

God has given me these 15... 10, 10 commandments!

A travel blog entry by jeremystravels

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... ; Or maybe I am just weird, who knows, it was around 10 at night. After a small dinner I headed to bed, our last day in Egypt at the Red Sea was the following day, and I was going scuba diving.  Before we left to the Red Sea we stopped at St ...

Hike up Mt Sinai, St. Catherine, Egypt travel blog

Hike up Mt Sinai

A travel blog entry by samira_steve

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... is surrounded by spiky granite mountains, and between two of the highest and most religious mountains in the Sinai, Mt Sinai and Mt St. Catherine. In the village we saw a few Bedouins, camels, trekkers. As soon as we arrived at the hotel, Richard (British ...

Mount Sinai to Cairo, Mount Sinai, Egypt travel blog

Mount Sinai to Cairo

A travel blog entry by jpischedda

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     After passing through numerous military checkpoints, we finally arrived at the base of Mount Sinai. Our local tour guide, a young Bedouin guy, met us in the parking lot. There are two options for ascending Mount Sinai, the 3000 ...

It's cold on Mt. Sinai at night in February, Mt. Sinai, Egypt travel blog

It's cold on Mt. Sinai at night in February

A travel blog entry by oughtness

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... orange peaks and valleys made of compressed sandstone. Looking east from the top of Mt. Sinai, one can see Gebel Katriin, the highest peak in Egypt at 8500 ft (Mt. Sinai is the 2nd highest, coming to 7500 ft). On all other sides, on a clear day, one can ...

Climbing Mt Sinai, Saint Catherine, Egypt travel blog

Climbing Mt Sinai

A travel blog entry by ragowski

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Holy Moses!, St. Catherine's, Egypt travel blog

Holy Moses!

A travel blog entry by boydandrose

... before dinner.  The power goes out again and it is cocktails by moonlight. We are in Moses’ territory.  At St. Catherine’s is what is believed to be the burning bush from which God spoke to Moses.  Mt. Sinai is revered as the ...

Building Bridges, Saint Catherine, Egypt travel blog

Building Bridges

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010

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... hit a bargain having air conditioning all the way to the camp. But little did he know the driver had aspirations to become Egypt’s next Formula 1 champion, while talking on the phone. Our camping spot, Fox Camp, comprised of a lapa with mattresses ...

Mt Sinai, Mt Sinai, Egypt travel blog

Mt Sinai

A travel blog entry by cycling_azza

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Egypt. The final... country on my voyage. Just a desert to cross and I'm practically there. As the ferry pulled into Nuweiba I could see maybe half a dozen blocks of civilisation and then nothing but dust rolling into the hills. "Hmmm. This looks ...

Thou shall not..., St. Catherine (Mt. Sinai), Egypt travel blog

Thou shall not...

A travel blog entry by beckano

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... it may burn and speak again. Bedouin law decrees that all groups must have a local guide when touring the grounds of St. Catherine's Monastery. Upon entry, a guide is randomly assigned to each group. Luckily for us, we were matched up with a 17 year old ...

Night hike up Mt. Sinai, Saint Catherine, Egypt travel blog

Night hike up Mt. Sinai

A travel blog entry by danielfernandez

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It's 1:00am and people are rushing. Wizards and nuns from greece push and shove their way to the entrance. We're all going to make in. Mt. Sinai is where the 10 comandments were given to Moses. Black darkness, the moon too low and a sliver of a cresent. ...

Mont Moise, Saint Catherine, Egypt travel blog

Mont Moise

A travel blog entry by mleleu

Apres avoir somnole dans le minibus nous arrivons au pied dun sentier ou nous attend notre guide. Nous commencons aussitot la marche dans le noir total avec la voute etoilee comme veilleuse. Les premiers pas sont un peu hesitants, ils se posent dans la ...

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