Friday, October 03, 2008

Life moves fast

So we're going to slow it down for a week. We're taking the kids during this week's school half term holiday to the Sinai mountains for seven days of peace and tranquility. No electricity, no cell phone signal, so no twitter, no blogging, no sms, just absolute pristine unspoilt nature and lots of time to explore one of the most dramatic mountainscapes on the planet.

We'll be staying here, an ecolodge run by local bedouin, miles from the only road in the area. That's why God invented Jeeps.

The GPS is programmed, we've packed lots of books and games, and if we can't make it the full week, we'll just drive down to Dahab or Basata and get some beach time in.

See you in a week.


Heidi said...

Hi there,

I just find your blog on google and I see you are looking for a nice place on the beach in the next few days.

As I read in your last post you appreciate ecotourism, then I can reccomend you an ecolodge in Nuweiba

It's a belgian project for sustainable development and supports the local bedouins.

The lodge is locate in the bedouin village El Mezzina 15 min walk from Nuweiba harbor.

The local phone 010 557 43 83 hopefully you enjoy your stay in sinai.


a volunteer

Dave Carrol said...

wow... that looks amazing!

Christina said...

When I lived in Cairo, we went on our 8th grade field trip, to the Sinai, for 5 looooooong days! We didn't have the luxury of having a roof over our heads, we were REALLY roughing it, with sleeping bags on the rocks! No bathroom facilities whatsoever (go dig a hole, and light the toilet paper on fire when you're done)! The ONE thing I did like was that we went snorkeling at a hotel there, it was beautiful, I absolutely love the beauty of the Red Sea! How was your trip?