2009-06-12 / Travel
A Middle East Expedition
Part 13: Sharm el- Sheikh, Paradise on the Red Sea
At the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula at the junction of the Gulf of Suez, the Gulf of Aqaba, and the Red Sea is an unlikely paradise - Sharm el- Sheikh (City of Peace). For millennia, this mountainous desert was visited only by wandering Bedouins, resting pirates, and lost pilgrims.