For those of you who don’t know, the Sinai is paradise. I just stumbled across my photos from a visit there last year, and my long standing desire to return instantaneously turned into an all out attack. From Israel, it is easily the best, cheapest and most peaceful to relax and escape, right on the Red Sea (read: awesome diving, snorkeling, swimming) and just a few hours drive from home.
When I was there I stayed in what was essentially a Succah, thatched roof and all, for about $3 per day. I ending up pulling my thin little mattress out onto the sand to sleep most nights because of the heat and the fact that have never in my life seen stars like that.
There’s just something in the air there that kinda grabs you and gets you thinking spending 40 years here wouldn’t be so bad, if it was all by the beach, that is. I don’t remember the last time I felt that at peace. So if you’re in Israel this summer can can spare a few days, go. Trust me.