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Published: June 16th 2017
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We had a 2am wake up call this morning, as we are going up Mt Sinai, which sounds like hard work. We began our walk at 3am, 5 minutes later I take the camel option- I wouldn't want the camels to get lazy and unfit!! The sky was beautiful and full of stars. The ride was really smooth and enjoyable in the dark. Passed lots of people walking up. It was getting cooler as I got higher up. On the way up I passed a small group with a lady lying on the ground- she didn't look too good. Wayne was trying to help, but couldn't do anything and kept walking. The ride was much better than walking in the dark and much more fun. The end of the ride was at the camel station, from there I had 750 steps to go and it was freezing now. They were steep and a bugger. I got to the top with 2 mins to spare before the sun rose. It looked pretty good I suppose. We all had a hot chocolate at the drink hut. Then made our way down. I walked as I thought that it would be scary
Looking down, I realise how far up I´ve come
to go down on the camel.
After breakfast we drove to Nuwieba to catch the hydrofoil to Aqaba, Jordan. We said goodbye to Tarek, who had been a great guide. The boat ride was long and slow, especially since we sat on the boat for an hour after it docked in Aqaba. It was good to leave Egypt. This city was clean, civil and westernized. Across the sea- a short distance was Israel. Went out for dinner to a pub, was great to have western food again.
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