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“I’ve just spent several days in St Catherine’s and have been amazed by the whole experience. The people are incredibly friendly, everywhere feels very safe and the whole atmosphere is absolutely peaceful... All in all it has been a hugely postive experience and far different from anything the media might portray. As a single female travelling alone, I recommend you give the area a try." -- Jacky (Spain) 13/09/2016
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Top 10 Canyons in South Sinai

You find quite a few canyons in the Sinai, both in the desert and mountains, but they are quite small as compared to other well-known canyons in the world. Nevertheless, they are beautiful places, and also quite adventurous as they often involve a little scrambling. Some of the canyons are popular safari destinations easy to reach by an off-road vehicle, others are lesser known and can only be reached on foot... read more

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Photos of the Sinai almond blossom

The almond trees are now in full blossom in the town of St Catherine, as you can see on these beautiful images shared on the net by locals. While it can still get cold at night, you can feel now that spring is approaching. You find almond, and other fruit trees, at the Monastery and in town, but even more in the Bedouin gardens hidden in the high mountain wadis. ... read more

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Spring shower in the desert

A short while ago there was a little rain in the Sinai, but even a little rain can form creeks and waterfalls as it was captured on photos and a video by “Feel the desert.” In the desert, especially in rocky areas, water runs off the surface and collects in the gullies and wadis that connect to other wadis. This is the reason why you have to be careful during rainy times, as a little rain, maybe further away, can cause serious flash floods... read more

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Solar energy in South Sinai

According to an article in Clean Technica, Egypt plans to achieve the target of getting 20% of its energy from renewable energy sources by the year 2020. Most of it will be wind power, but the solar energy program is also expanding. A country with so much sun, especially when energy prices are rising, definitely has to develop its potentials. The main problem with solar energy is that it is still quite expensive to produce electricity on a massive scale. However, on a small scale, it can be easier to implement and is quite practical. Around 2009-2010, photo voltaic (PV) panels were distributed by various development projects to Bedouin in South Sinai... read more

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El Tur – The remnants of old Arab traditions

In a little visited pocket of El Tur, the capital of South Sinai, you find the remnants of old traditions: beautifully built old houses, once home to a thriving community around a shipyard, and still a few of those craftsmen who build ships. The houses were made with rock from the sea, wood, palm trunks and earth as mortar. They are beautiful examples of the Arabic architecture that you find all along the East African coast, through Lamu and Zanzibar as far as Mozambique... read more

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