Sinai (crs)

Tourist Facilities Just Before Passing Under the Suez Canal
Tourist Facilities
Tourist Facilities Just Before Passing Under the Suez Canal
Tourist Facilities
Toll Both for Passing Under the Suez Canal
Toll Booth
Suez Canal Engineering Facility
Engineering Facility
On the Road to St. Catherine's Monastery
On the Road
On the Road to St. Catherine's Monastery
On the Road
      
On the Road to St. Catherine's Monastery
On the Road
On the Road to St. Catherine's Monastery
On the Road
Rest Stop
Rest Stop
Local Wildlife
Local Wildlife
On the Road to St. Catherine's Monastery
On the Road
Signs of Habitation
Signs of Habitation
      
Moon Beach Resort
Moon Beach
Moses' Well
Moses' Well
Ras Safsafa with the Catherine Plaza in the Foreground
Ras Safsafa

 

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The region has historically been the center of conflict between various states, based largely on its strategic geopolitical location.  In addition to periods of direct rule by Egyptian governments (including the Ayyubids, the Mamluks, the Muhammad Ali Dynasty, and the modern Egyptian republic), it was like the rest of Egypt, also occupied and controlled by the Ottoman Empire, and the United Kingdom.  Israel invaded and occupied Sinai during the Suez Crisis (known in Egypt as the Tripartite Aggression) of 1956, and during the Six Day War of 1967.  On 6 October 1973, Egypt launched the October War to liberate the peninsula, which was the site of fierce fighting between Egyptian and Israeli forces.  In 1982, after the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty of 1979, Israel withdrew from the entirety of Sinai. Today, Sinai has become a tourist destination due to its natural setting, rich coral reefs, and biblical history.^nbsp; Mount Sinai is one of the most religiously significant places in Abrahamic faiths.

Unknown to me, I was very anemic at the time that I went to the Sinai. ( I was later hospitalized, coumadin. )  The altitude, especially at Mount Sinai, caused me great breathing problems consequently I stayed at the hotel rather that tackle the mountain and St. Catherine's Monastery.

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