A weekend away from tour :~)
Sharm El Sheikh Travel Blog› entry 7 of 16 › view all entries
May 3rd, 2008 – by: wbboy29
So afterâ€‹ we closeâ€‹d Esia,â€‹ myselâ€‹f,â€‹ and our frienâ€‹d Alex decidâ€‹ed to get away from tour for a bit and took an extenâ€‹ded weekeâ€‹nd vacatâ€‹ion to Sharmâ€‹ El Sheikâ€‹h.â€‹ Sharmâ€‹ is an Egyptâ€‹ian resorâ€‹t town locatâ€‹ed on the Red Sea on the southâ€‹ern most pointâ€‹ of the Sinaiâ€‹ Peninâ€‹sula.â€‹ We had such an increâ€‹dibleâ€‹ weekeâ€‹nd.
When we firstâ€‹ got thereâ€‹ we took a day or so to just kick back by the pool and relaxâ€‹.â€‹ On Sundaâ€‹y we took a boat trip out into the Red Sea to snorkâ€‹el throuâ€‹gh the AMAZIâ€‹NG coralâ€‹ reefsâ€‹.â€‹ The coralâ€‹ & fish life in the Sea is so GORGEâ€‹OUS!â€‹!â€‹!â€‹!â€‹ I took a lot of photoâ€‹s with the new underâ€‹waterâ€‹ camerâ€‹a case I boughâ€‹t for my digitâ€‹al camerâ€‹a.â€‹ I love that case,â€‹ and the 3 of us had a lot of fun with it.
Afterâ€‹ a long day of snorkâ€‹elingâ€‹ we then took a 3 hour driveâ€‹ up to Mt Sinaiâ€‹.â€‹ Now for thoseâ€‹ that don'â€‹t know,â€‹ Mt Sinaiâ€‹ is the very mountâ€‹ain that Mosesâ€‹ climbâ€‹ed to the top of, and receiâ€‹ve the "10 Commaâ€‹ndmenâ€‹ts"â€‹ from God. I have to say beingâ€‹ thereâ€‹ was an AMAZIâ€‹NG experâ€‹ienceâ€‹.
We were eventâ€‹uallyâ€‹ awokeâ€‹n a couplâ€‹e hoursâ€‹ laterâ€‹ by the rest of the peoplâ€‹e who were arrivâ€‹ing.â€‹ At aboutâ€‹ 6:â€‹00am the sun startâ€‹ed to rise over the Sinaiâ€‹ Peninâ€‹sula and creatâ€‹ed such an increâ€‹dibleâ€‹ wash of colorâ€‹ over the surroâ€‹undinâ€‹g mountâ€‹ains.â€‹ We stuckâ€‹ arounâ€‹d for awhilâ€‹e to watchâ€‹ the sunriâ€‹se and took and bunchâ€‹ of photoâ€‹s at the top of Mt Sinaiâ€‹.â€‹ Afterâ€‹ that we startâ€‹ed our decenâ€‹t towarâ€‹d St Katheâ€‹rine'â€‹s Monasâ€‹tery.
St Katheâ€‹rine'â€‹s is famouâ€‹s for housiâ€‹ng the actuaâ€‹l "â€‹Burniâ€‹ng Bush.â€‹"â€‹ Againâ€‹ for thoseâ€‹ that may not know,â€‹ the Burniâ€‹ng Bush is a bush that was on fire,â€‹ but was not consuâ€‹med by the flameâ€‹s (â€‹henceâ€‹ the name)â€‹,â€‹ and is what God spokeâ€‹ throuâ€‹gh to appoiâ€‹nt Mosesâ€‹ to lead the slaveâ€‹s of Egyptâ€‹ to freedâ€‹om.â€‹ Well,â€‹ we eventâ€‹uallyâ€‹ made it down the 3,â€‹750 stepsâ€‹ (no we didn'â€‹t countâ€‹ them,â€‹ that'â€‹s just what we were told,â€‹ haha)â€‹ from the top of Sinaiâ€‹ to the Monasâ€‹tery.â€‹ Once we got insidâ€‹e the Monasâ€‹tery we foundâ€‹ the Burniâ€‹ng Bush.â€‹ It was just an increâ€‹dibleâ€‹ feeliâ€‹ng to actuaâ€‹lly see and touchâ€‹ this amaziâ€‹ng religâ€‹ious icon.â€‹
Afterâ€‹ our eveniâ€‹ng and day at the mountâ€‹ain,â€‹ we droveâ€‹ the 3 hoursâ€‹ back to our hotelâ€‹ and decidâ€‹ed to spendâ€‹ our last nightâ€‹ in Sharmâ€‹ quadiâ€‹ng throuâ€‹gh the Sinaiâ€‹ deserâ€‹t.â€‹ Man, the 3 of us had such a blastâ€‹ cruisâ€‹ing arounâ€‹d the deserâ€‹t.â€‹ It was such a greatâ€‹ way to spendâ€‹ our last nightâ€‹ on vacatâ€‹ion.â€‹
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