Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Holy Land 2019 ~ The Road to Mt Sinai (DAY 3 ~ EGYPT)

DAY 3 - We left our Cairo hotel early for the 6 hours (450 kilometer) drive to Mt Sinai

As we cross Cairo's dessert, I imagine the hardships the Israelites faced during their plight out of Egypt to Canaan... it must have been extremely difficult.

It was a long drive, with just enough free time to admire the Red Sea and stop at the Moses Spring on the way.

Lunch was at Green Sudr Resort, a charming resort with a awesome vista of the Red Sea ~

Exodus 14:21 reads: “Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the Lord drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.”

The Moses Spring (also known as Fountain of Moses) ~

In Exodus 15:22-26 Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea and they went into the Desert of Shur. 

During the exodus, Moses led the Israelites southward in Sinai. For three days they traveled without finding any place to replenish their water. At Marah they found a large spring but the water was undrinkable. Moses is said to have, upon the advice of God, thrown a special tree into the brackish water which made it drinkable.

Our final destination for the Day 3 is the Town of  St Catherine ~

Our accommodation is the Morgenland Village Hotel, which serves as jump off point to climbing Mt Sinai (where Moses received  the Ten Commandment) and visits to the St Catherine Monastery (site of the Burning Bush).

With an elevation of 1600 meters above sea level, temperature here drops easy.  Coming from a tropical country 3 degrees midway to Mt Sinai climb ~ was really numbing!  

TIP: If you plan to climb Mt Sinai, please come prepared to wear warm clothes and bring gloves and beanies.

Follow our Holy Land Adventure:
  • For Holy Land helpful Tips >>> Holy Land Tips
  • DAY 1 - welcome to Cairo Egypt >>>> Day 1
  • DAY 2 - touring the land of ancient monuments, pharaohs and great pyramids  >>>> Day 2

Please check also my separate post on all the hotels we've stayed at during our tour of the Holy Land.  

For questions and inquiries on our Tour Package with CITTI please visit their facebook page at CORPORATE INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AND TOURS INC

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