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Posts Tagged ‘coast’

Photo Friday: Sinai

Friday, May 13th, 2011

The Sinai Peninsula of Egypt is truly a fascinating place. During our time in the area, we spent a few days near Mt. Sinai and a few more relaxing on the coast of the Red Sea. First, our journey took us from Cairo on a fairly long bus ride to the town of Katreen, near the base of Mt. Sinai and St. Katherine’s Monastery. We slept at a small Bedouin camp and met some other travelers who had hiked to the top of the mountain the night before, starting at 2:00 in the morning. Supposedly this was the best time to hike in order to avoid the heat and also see the sunset from the top of the mountain. We had planned to hike up, but this new twist added a bit of a debate. We really wanted to sleep late, and two in the morning seemed more like a time to go to bed, not a time to get out of bed. (more…)

Photo Friday: Turkey

Friday, January 28th, 2011

This week’s photos are from Turkey, a country that has history, culture, food, hiking, stunning landscapes, and amazing beaches. There you’ll also find one of the most fascinating cities in the world: Istanbul.

Turkish Lunch

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