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For Whom the Bell Tolls  
   

For Whom the Bell Tolls

From inside the monastery walls, the bell tower and mosque stand out against a blue sky and the stark ramparts of Mt Sinai. © L. Birch 2014
Into the Heart of Sinai

November 10th 2014
Into the Heart of Sinai. As we rolled up to the checkpoint, the soldier who had flagged us down walked around the car and stood in front of my window. He wore an automatic rifle of some kind, strapped across his chest – the barrel pointing down at the road. His left hand covered the trigger guard almost negligently and because the gun was at eye level next to my window, I had a brief opportuni ... read more
Africa » Egypt » Sinai » St Catherine

Egyptian Flag The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C. and a ser... ... read more
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