Our adventure started at 2am with a night walk starting from Mt Catherine Monastery using torches. To be quite honest I booked this tour thinking it was the usual tourist site with steps leading up to the top of Mt Sinai. Little did I know that as we walked along the pebbled path, the track became narrower and very rocky!!! We stopped at different resting points where the Bedouins served tea and then to continue hiking along on this never-ending rocky path. I was concentrating so hard as I walked making sure that I wouldn't twist my ankle. Occasionally I would look up into the night sky and slowly the skyline was evident as sunrise was approaching. Upon sunrise we reached the summit and I saluted the sun with my Yoga pose to stretch my aching legs. The view was spectacular and I thanked God for making me reach this far with no ankle injuries. Visualising Moses and his people on this mountain really made me think of how harsh it was to live during the Biblical times. Yet civilisation continued on travelling through this harsh landscape. As day dawned, I was in awe of the views surrounding me and couldn't believe that I actually made it to the top walking previously in the dark using just torches. The adventure then continued hiking down the mountain sharing the rocky pathways with camels and my ankle at this point felt very weak and ready to twist. I wore proper hiking shoes with good grip, but I did find the path very harsh and it was the first time in my life that I ever undertook this type of a hike. I made it safely back to Mt Catherine's Monastery. This experience gave me the inspiration to walk around Petra in Jordan which I found very easy to climb and walk around compared to Mount Sinai. Thanks be to God!!
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