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South Sinai: Your Home Away From Home

June 9, 2015
Trekking the deserts of South Sinai near the sandstone peaks of Jebel Mutamir

“It’s time to go!” my mother would call as we would prepare to depart on our annual trip to Sharm El Sheikh. Knowing that I would be greeted with warm faces and infectious smiles as I would enter into spring break would make the little girl inside of me jump up and down with excitement in her biting eagerness to create a memory, embark on a dynamic experience, and meet the most incredible people both locally and internationally. In essence, I knew that I would have the time of my life, and I did. South Sinai is a destination perfectly fit to encompass all vacationers and their holiday aspirations. Whether one seeks to relax on the beach with a book and tan, live an underwater diving fantasy in the Red Sea or explore a hiking trail with breath-taking views around the Southern Peninsula in Taba, Nuweiba, Sharm el Sheikh, Ras Sudr or Dahab, activities are endless and the locals are friendly. Unfortunately, due to the shark attack in 2004, and political uprisings in 2011, the South Sinai region’s reputation for safety has been tarnished and tourism has suffered tremendously. Egypt…

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