Carter Was Right
Trip Start Feb 05, 2010
44Trip End Mar 22, 2010
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St Catherine was an early Christian who was executed for her religious beliefs around 300 AD. The monastery was built several hundred years later by Crusaders.
The toughest hike so far was the 3,700 steps to the top of the mountain by St Catherine. It took us 3 hours to do the round trip, up and down. Plus, it was freezing at the top. Notice all the winter wear in the pictures.
Tonight we stayed at one of the world's worst hotels, the Moon Land. Our door lock was broken. My room-mate and I actually got locked in our own room, so he had to jump out the window and open the door from the outside. With my trusty piece of duct tape and a soda pull tab I found on the floor outside, I was able to permanently jam the pin in the door so we the door lock work properly.
FYI, before my trip, my friend Carter spent 10 minutes trying to convince me to bring some duct tape. I thought it was useless. I admit I was wrong. " You never know when it may be useful. I'm just saying.'