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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)


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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Rivers in the Sinai mountains

As reported, heavy rains pounded the Sinai yesterday. This video was shot today, showing the aftermath: there are “rivers” running in the mountains. This is a rare, but not an entirely unexpected phenomenon – in fact, rains used to be more plentiful in the past. As you can see on the video, there is a garden right next to the gushing flood, protected by a massive garden wall. ... read more

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Geographical features: farsh / basin

A beautiful geographical feature of South Sinai is the secluded, hidden basins found in the granite high mountain ranges. Called ‘farsh’ in Arabic, basins are also found in the desert, and the flat top of the Guna and Tih plateaus also consists of basins. Although they are very different, these basins are all water catchment areas, usually containing more soil and lusher vegetation than you find in the surrounding areas... 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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Vintage photos of the Sinai, by the American Colony in Jerusalem

These photos are from a collection of almost 100 pictures, shared by the Bedouin in St. Katherine, whose forefathers are captured on the images. It documents a journey to Mt. Sinai that took place around the beginning of the 1900s, organised by the American Colony in Jerusalem... read more

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Sinai Trekking Maps        

The Expedition Consultancy - Rock Climbing in the Sinai

Bedouin Bus - Sinai bus service