Finally we were dug out of the sand and after a very bumpy ride arrived at the White Canyon! Now those of you that know me know I am so NOT an outdoorsy mountain climbing kind of girl so imagine my surprise when we arrived at the entrance and were told we'd be climbing down into the canyon! The brochure so did not lead me to believe we'd be climbing up and down the sides of a canyon...let alone
without any safety gear or a guide without a first aid kit or cell phone!!
Our three hour hike began by climbing down in to the canyon that just a week before was flooded...again, love it when the guide tells you this after you've descended the side of the canyon! Said was a great guide and quickly I became very comfortable trusting him as we climb to the top of cliff when we could not see the other side.
Said our canyon guide
|The only "modern" convenience |
on the excursion.
|Oasis at the end of White Canyon|
After a brief visit with a bedouin tribe (and it wasn't one of those cheesy "this is what it's like to be a bedouin" kind of things), we headed to Nuwebia on the Red Sea for lunch and then to Dahab for shopping and coffee (gotta love the thick Arab coffee).