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SAILING THE DESERT

SAILING THE DESERT
Many have expressed surprise over this new tourism that has attracted the attention of thousands of travelers from all over the world, drawing them to Egypt throughout the year, to immerse into its deserts and spend weeks wandering through its mountains, valleys, and dunes, surrounded by kilometers of golden sand.

What is the nature of this magic? What is it that attracts them to such an environment, which so many think of as sterile and lifeless? Why the sprawling Egyptian desert?
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THE LAND WHERE MONASTICISM WAS BORN

THE LAND WHERE MONASTICISM WAS BORN

A mystical journey in the Red Sea
Hidden deep in the Eastern Desert mountain range, at around 200 km. north of Hurghada, and very close to the skies, seventy Copti...

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A land that time forgot: Shalateen and its people

By Ayman H. Taher


This special city offers many fascinating features, combining trade, history, and culture. My first encounter with Shalateen goes back ...
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BEAUTIFUL SIWA

BEAUTIFUL SIWA

The distance from the tollgates on the Giza Desert Highway to Siwa Oasis is 749 km, usually traversed in approximately eight hours. It is worth noting that the black road...

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DAHAB Life

DAHAB Life
Dahab. My home. Well, not really my home (I'm from Germany), but I have been coming to Dahab for more than 10 years and it has become my second home. I love the diving he...
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In October of 2004, Australian cave diver DAVID SHAW set a new world depth record for rebreather diving, plunging to 271 MFW in the famous South
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Abu Hashish sounds like it has something to do with drugs and some people say that this reef got its name from the contraband cargo of a boat that
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Every time I’m back from one of my trips in the hot and clear waters of the Red Sea, the colours of the alcionarian remain in my eyes and memory
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Look But Leave

Few are the people who know that regardless of what type they are, shells serve the same purpose all around the world: they clean out impurities and make the water cleaner. In this sense we can say ...
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THE WRECK OF THE S.S. ULYSSES

During our northern “classic wreck tour” we visited approximately 18 different wrecks in one week. The Ulysses, one of the most popular wrecks which is often overlooked by visiting safari boats,...
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Red Sea Dive Sites - Abu Hashish

Abu Hashish sounds like it has something to do with drugs and some people say that this reef got its name from the contraband cargo of a boat that once hit it. Others say that hashish also means se...
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The Lut housing of BS Kinetics

Special for the SIGMA SD14 was conceived the new housing Lut. The advantages of the Foveon X3 Sensores can be used with it also under water. All functions are serviceable at the camera. ...
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Saving SS Thistlegorm

John Kean is author of 'SS Thistlegorm, The True Story of the Red Sea's Greatest Ship Wreck'. He is also a board member of Sharm El Sheikh's SSDM organization. In October 2007 he will be co-speaking a...
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