We stayed in the Hotel for a night as we need to climb the Sinai Mountain by Camel. There were Bedouins near the hotel offering us to buy their stones & wares. We bought a walking stick since we were going to climb Mt Sinai, the mountain where Moses got the Ten Commandments. Hotel was comfortable with clean bed sheets, We were awakened at 3 a.m. as we need to be at the mountain top by 6 a.m. to see the sunrise. It was a gasping experience watching the morning sun from the mountain top. I was busy snapping pictures until lost my way as well as my group.
I followed one NZ group through some steep elevated path & when I reached the bottom, I was informed or through sign language , I was at the wrong mountain. However, I discovered later I have taken a short cut used by the monks to go up for their prayers.It was a relief after one hour later, I saw a camel with my wife silhoutte caused by the blinding sunray riding on it. There was also another camel meant for me. She didnt know I got lost until I told her. Thank God, she didnt wait for me up at the mountain top. We were given a tour of St Catherine Monastery & legend says the water there never runs dry in the burning desert. Moses burning bush was also found there.
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