Friday, April 10, 2009


For the last few days, I've been in Nuweiba, a little town on the Gulf of Aqaba. It's before tourist season, so we've had the resort/hostel/village to ourselves, mostly. We've been the only customers in the restaurants when we've gone. We went and hiked up Mt. Moses, where it is said that the Ten Commandments were given to Moses, for the sunrise. It was a 7km hike/climb up 2200 feet to the summit, and it was cold, cold, cold, but we made it. Had to wake up and leave at 12:00A.M. and it really threw off our sleep patterns, but it was good.

D and I have eaten supper right on the gulf, as the place we are staying has a restaurant that the tide laps against. We've had some really nice dates this trip, eating on the Nile River, up by the gulf. It's been a good, relaxing vacation. We start back tomorrow, have to take a 6 or 7 hour bus ride to Cairo, a plane to Dubai, then back to the 'Stan later on the 12th. Back to work right away on the 13th.

I'll post more about Cairo and here when I get back to the 'Stan. But I've had a pretty good vacation. It was needed, and I'm ready to get back to another 3 months of work!


nln said...

Sounds wonderful! Have a safe trip back.

Matt said...

yeah sounds like a good trip, the best i have done this year is go to a couple of weddings (Bens) and gon to omaha to visit parents