Daniela Village St. Katherine
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free parking
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... on local lore, and people have climbed it ever since. I’m on this bus on the evening before the day when we chant the Ten Commandments in synagogues everywhere in the world. I have flown into Sharm el Sheikh, a diving and tourism custom-built resort town, just for this adventure.
The travel just getting here was an adventure, too. My flights from Luxor through Cairo to Sharm el Sheikh linked me up with my transport with about 20 minutes to spare. ...
... the message from God and announced the 10 commandments. I woke up at a reasonable 7am time and made it down for breakfast for 7:30, packed for the day. I had an omelette and a coffee, which was so much better than the week's worth of bread, with bread, with bread breakfasts that the hotels have been serving us all week. It was an hour and a half drive from our hotel to St. Catherine's cathedral. We had to pass through a couple of police check stops, which meant pulling ...
I took a bus from dahab to saint catherine, a town which sits at the base of mount sinai. I was joined by an American mother-son pair from Texas who have backpacked around the world. It was amusing to see the mom swig back beer and have to stop the bus on the side of the road to go pee. She announced "the desert will never be dry again" as she jumped back aboard. Sinai has many checkpoints, each manned by a section of soldiers with a gpmg 7.62mm machine gun. ...
... and a guide, and the best way to do it is as a night walk whereby you start climbing by torchlight at about midnight and reach the summit in time to watch the sunrise. I resolve to return and do it one day.
In the meantime, finding a Pride Rock with a view over the monastery and the valley below is enough, and a fresh spring wind coming down from the pass brings with it the bite of ice - an entirely different climate to that ...
... will take me a few more months to begin even wanting to understand).
Perhaps I would give this more thought if I weren’t enjoying the chance to be silent and absorb the surroundings; as it is I'm quite happy to resume my infantile role and stick my head out of the window to take an overly ambitious camera snap, just as we round a bend to find myself caught in the most notoriously touristy of poses, face to face with a ...