Perjalanan Darat, Sharm El Sheikh

MUTIARA LAUT MERAH: SHARM EL SHEIK

Sharm El Sheikh adalah sebuah kota di ujung selatan Semenanjung Sinai di garis pantai sepanjang Laut Merah.

Perjalanan dari Kairo menuju ke Sharm El Sheikh sepanjang 505 km (5 jam dan 48 menit). Pusat administrasi Mesir Sinai Selatan, yang mencakup kota-kota pesisir yang lebih kecil seperti Dahab, Nuweiba, St Catherine  dan Gunung Sinai.

Lokasinya yang strategis menyebabkan transformasi dari desa nelayan menjadi pelabuhan utama dan pangkalan angkatan laut untuk Angkatan Laut Mesir. Meskipun kota dan resor liburan ini merupakan pusat  pariwisata di Mesir, sejak bencana penerbangan 9269 Metrojet telah kehilangan popularitas.

Kehidupan malam yang modern menawarkan bar, klub malam dan restoran dengan berbagai jenis makanan khas. Kerajinan Bedouin lokal menjadi oleh-oleh populer bagi wisatawan. Sejumlah restoran internasional dan terkenal berkumpul di sekitar pusat Sharm, yang dikenal sebagai Naama Bay dengan banyak lapangan golf dan kegiatan rekreasi lainnya.

 

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Microbus or Kombi Volkswagen is Cairo public transportation. No door needed.

 

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Cairo – work in progress.

 

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The Nile river is 6,670 km (4,160 miles) long and is the longest river in Africa and the world. Although commonly associated with Egypt, only 22% of the Nile flows through Egypt. In Egypt, the Nile creates a lush green valley in the desert.

 

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The ancient Egyptians lived and farmed along the Nile, using the land to produce food for themselves and their animals. Ancient Egypt could not exist without the Nile. Because rainfall is almost non-existent in Egypt, floods provide the only source of moisture to sustain plants.

 

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In the Book of Exodus it is said that the Israelites had been exploring the desert for three days without water. When the Israelites reached Marah, they complained to Moses. Marah had water but it tastes bitter. Moses then threw a piece of wood into the water, making it sweet and drinkable.

 

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Elim was one of the places where the Israelites camped following their exodus from Egypt. It is referred as a place where twelve wells of water and seventy date palms. This was the place that the Israelites camped near the waters. The Book of Exodus also records that the Israelites left Elim two and a half months after leaving Egypt heading to Mount Sinai through the Sin Wilderness.

 

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Rest (lunch) and stop at the restaurant overlooking Gulf of Suez. It was super hot outside of the building. Just enough to take some pictures and then…run inside!.

 

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Sharm El Sheikh.

 

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Bar, restaurants, nightclubs, supermarkets and many more.

 

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Sharm El Sheikh in the morning. Ghost town…..

 

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