6 February 2011 Staying in Petra Petra means one thing - ancient rock-hewn buildings. And as said yesterday, Petra was made famous and recognisable to many people by the Harrison Ford movie, Raiders of the Lost Arc. Is it as amazing as people say it is? No. In fact it is a thousand times better. One only sees a snippet of Petra. First of all we are at an altitude of 1600m we are in a surprisingly mountainous area. Actually not unlike the Simien Mountains ...
Rikus & Arina's Cape to Cairo
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4 February 2011 Total Distance: 18085 Distance covered today:150km Start: Fox Camp, St Katherine, Egypt Finish: Ferry, Nuweiba, Egypt This morning we drove to the beautiful St Katherine Monastery on the foothills of Sinai some 5km from our camp. It was really quiet there as we arrived shortly after 8am and it opens its doors to tourists only at 11am. This gave us the chance to meander around the grounds and climbing a few of the surrounding granite bould...