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My favorite pictures of my trip to Egypt (June – July 2011)

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Warm and clear Red Sea, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, peaceful and beautiful Sinai desert

 

Last night I came back late from Sharm el Sheikh, where I spent an amazing week.

The program was:

  • snorkling and looking for shells on Naama Bay

  • taking a camel ride in the Sinai desert

  • driving through the Sinai desert and along the Gulfs of Aqaba and Suez

  • enjoying tea time and learning how to make bread with the Bedouins

  • visiting the Oasis of Firan

  • visiting the St. Catherine monastery

  • stopping at a mosque in El-Tur

  • enjoying an evening in Naama Bay

  • taking pictures of sunrises and sunsets

For me flying to the destination I am going to is a way to discover the world. The earth from above is really magical. We flew over many lakes like the Lake Gardas, above seas like the Adriatic Sea, above the Greek islands and also above Venice, Athens, Santorini, Dubrovnik, Alexandria, Cairo and Moses Mountains.

Flying to Sharm - mountains with snowy peaks
Flying to Sharm – mountains with snowy peaks

 

I could not resist and got up one morning at 4:00 a.m. for a spectacular sunrise.

A sunrise in Sharm el Sheikh with views of Tiran island
A sunrise in Sharm el Sheikh with views of Tiran island

 

This is the view of our beach on Naama Bay very early in the morning.

Early morning on Naama Bay in Egypt
Early morning on Naama Bay in Egypt

 

My son enjoyed running after crabs and following them into their hidding spots.

Looking for crabs on the beach - Red Sea
Looking for crabs on the beach – Red Sea

 

That day the coast of the Red Sea near Sharm el Sheikh was extremly clear.

Morning in Sharm el Sheikh - mountains and Red Sea
Morning in Sharm el Sheikh – mountains and Red Sea

 

We stopped at a mosque in El Tur on the way along the Gulf of Suez.

El Tur mosque - capital of the Sinai
El Tur Mosque – capital of  South Sinai

I enjoyed walking in the cactus garden of our hotel.

Blooming cactus in cactus garden in Sharm el Sheikh
Blooming cactus in Sharm el Sheikh

For the first time, I visited an oasis, on the way back to Sharm after visiting the monastery of St. Catherine. I spent two hours in the Oasis of Firan.

Oasis of Firan in the Sinai desert
Oasis of Firan in the Sinai desert

 

Wow! the desert is really beautiful!

Beautiful Sinai desert on the way to St Catherine monastery
Beautiful Sinai desert on the way to St Catherine monastery

 

The visit of the monastery of St Catherine was peaceful and informative. Afterthat we stopped for an Oriental lunch at Daniela’s the best restaurant in St. Catherine.

The St. Catherine Monastery near Moses Mountain in the Sinai desert
The St. Catherine Monastery near Moses Mountain in the Sinai desert

 

I enjoyed my 40 minute camel ride: a first time for me but sure not the last.

Bedouin children in the Sinai desert after a camel ride
Bedouin children in the Sinai desert after a camel ride

 

The reward of the camel trip was the sunset over the Sinai mountains.

 

Sunset over the Sinai Mountains near Sharm during a camel trip

Sunset over the Sinai Mountains near Sharm during a camel trip

On the way back, our trip could have been called the evening sunset flight. From the time we flew until we landed we saw one sunset after another.

Flying back home from Egypt
Flying back home from Egypt

 

Until next time Sharm!

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4 Comments

  1. LAVILLE

    Vraiment Véro, merci de nous faire rêver avec tes superbes photos !
    l’Egypte et son histoire : c’est fabuleux….

  2. Véronique Post author

    Merci Michèle. L’Egypte est le pays le plus fascinant que j’ ai visité. Une pure merveille.

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