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On the way to St. Catherine we stopped for the breakfast to a local restaurant. It was 7 am but it was already so hot outside. Everything around looked so poor. We met this little girl near the restaurant. She looked at us with her incredible black eyes and was so pretty with her colorful dress.She was the first of all the Bedouin kids we met along the way in Sinai and I have to say that all of them were very curious and came around us to see what we are doing and saying, although they didn’t understand anything.
St. Catherine Protectorate
All along the way to St. Catherine Monastery we met a lot of police patrols.When we entered the Protectorate the police officers stopped us in order to verify if there were Jewish persons without visa among us.Saint Katherine Protectorate was established in 1996 and contains a wealth of cultural, natural and religious history.The Monastery of Saint Katherine and Mount Sinai (Jebel Musa) are the most famous sites within the 4,350 square kilometers of the Protectorate.
The first two times I visited Egypt I flew in to Hurghada and then there was no problem to buy the visa at the airport. The third time I came from Eilat and entered Egypt at Taba. If you are going only to Sinai it is okay without a visa (at least for Swedish citizens), but if you are going to see more of Egypt you need a visa, and that you can’t get at the border. There is an Egyptian embassy in Eilat. It opens 9 o’clock in the morning and they issue the visa in about an hour. Bring a passport photo. For the visa I paid 65 shekels (about 15 dollars).
The crew of the cruiser
I booked a tour of six days in the Sinai with Cairo International. In Cairo the members of the small international groups met each other for the first time. I was happy to travel in a small group of four persons. Together with the driver and the guide it made six. On the way we could make our own trip. We were very lucky to share the same wishes and interests, so we had the most exciting and relaxed trip ever and made a lot of fun.
Returning of Chris with her camel
We sat at the Bedouin encampment, drunk our tea and stared at the desert till we saw a black spot. The spot was growing and approaching. And then we recognised Chris our fellow-traveller, who was on a cameltrip for 2 days. We were happy she was back and could join our crew of the cruiser again.
Serabit, young woman with ornated veil
One of the two young Bedouin women, who offered us a cup of tea in a tin, when we came down from the Hathor Temple, was wearing a beatifull traditional veil. The veil was nicely decorated with embroidery.And also she liked to be at a picture. A third woman came along and was disappointed we did take quick enough a picture of her.
Serabit, woman with scarf
One of the two young women at Serabit showed us how to wear the traditional scarf.The scarf was decorated with a lot of beads at the edge. And of course she asked to make a picture of her and I enjoyed to grant to her request.
We've been so surprised to find these incredible cyclamen flowers in this arid landscape. You wouldn’t believe that such beautiful flowers can resist among the stones. Seems almost a miracle.
Serabit Al-Khadim, Bedouïn young women
When we came down from the Hathor Temple, these two Bedouin women made some tea for us in old tins. It tasted delicious.The women liked to talk and asked us to take pictures.
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