With its stark landscape, great expanses of barren sand, jagged outcrops, and parched mountains, the Sinai peninsula is truly a place of biblical proportions. Strikingly clear, cold, and star-filled nights inevitably lead to one of the most beautiful sunrises Karen and I have ever seen..

Sunrise From The Top of Mount Sinai

It wasn’t easy getting to the top, for me at least. We left our hotel in Dahab at 1:00 in the morning and started the hike to the summit at around 2:00 A.M.

Karen had no issues with the practically vertical climb but I was hungover and almost 30 pounds overweight. I swear to God I almost died of a heart attack. It was worth it though…

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