Strange and exotic was the new norm on this, our fifth night of a whirlwind trip through Egypt, Jordan and Israel. Excitement was in the air, punctuated by the bright lights of Jordan’s only port city, Aqaba, once known as the city of Elat as per the Bible.
We descended Egypt’s Mount Sinai yesterday, the same Mt. Sinai where Moses received the ten commandments. This pinnacle of a vast desert region of rugged rocks skirts the Red Sea (so named for the red color that saturates the waters at sunset).
Blessedly (for me that is) the only excitement that day involved another weary traveler whose world (and vehicle) had been turned upside down along this lonely stretch of desert highway on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.