Greetings from Sinai

Now I am in Sinai. I arrived here in the beginning of March, spend some time at the Red Sea in Dahab to rest from my letting go of my apartment in Berlin and most of my furniture. The rest of my things are waiting for me for the next two years inshallah in a storage place.

A week ago I arrived in my beloved St. Katherine, at the foot of Moses Mountain, close to the famous monastery, in the middle of the South Sinai Mountains. I used to live here in 2010 and beginning of 2011. Back then I organized trips to the mountains and the desert and made friends with some of the bedouin. It was a very happy time for me here and it is again. So much love I feel for my friends and lots of love that I receive. Then the beauty of the mountains, the bright sun. The sacredness that is in everything here.

I am staying in a room in a bedouin camp in the village, these days there a not too many visitors but still some people come to climb Moses Mountain or to visit the monastery or to just relax and always interesting conversations arise.

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When I arrived here I first wanted to visit my friends, then I wanted to go to the mountains and walk the beautiful wadis again. Today I finally climbed the holy mountain itself Gabal Mousa. It was a wonderful day with a bedouin friend as a guide, maybe 200 meters before the top I had the impulse to walk barefoot and we both continued without our shoes. It felt wonderful and something was touched inside of me then I think. I am here and now and present in the moment, blissful and relaxed. Walking on the hot granite stones that lead to the top of the mountain was deeply grounding. Today’s hike feels like the final initiation to my walking project. Starting this round of blog posts with a few photos:

 

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