Mt Sinai and St. Katherine's Monastery
Trip Start Jan 20, 2009
17Trip End Mar 03, 2009
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There are 3750 steps up to the top of Mt. Sinai. These steps, called the Steps of Repentance, were laid by a single monk as a form of penance. We took the camel route up. We had a Bedouin guide and two Bedouin camel owners followed us up with their camels. Our group of 6 people were the only people on the mountain. There is a church and a mosque at the top. We watched the sunset from the top of the mountain. It was beautiful scenery. The walk down in the dark was also pretty with the desert sky being so clear.