Desert Sundown (EN-DE)

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Actually, this is the time for us to spend a holiday in Egypt. This was not possible for familial reasons this year.

What attracts us to Egypt?

The first thing is snorkeling and for us Europeans, the tropical reefs in the Red Sea are the ones you can reach the fastest. In only 4-5 flying hours you are in another world. However, I recommend the northern regions to avoid Hurghada and prefer to visit the reefs in the south of Egypt, near the Sudanese border.

In the north, the reefs are already heavily damaged in many places and the number of fish there is correspondingly low. In the south, the reefs are partially located in nature reserves and in excellent condition.
In addition, the density of the hotels is much lower and therefore the number of snorkelers is reduced. However, there is nothing but desert around it except the hotels. But that leads to a wonderful contrast. The incredibly diverse life and the intoxicating colors in the reef on the one side stand in stark contrast to the still lifeless desert in the vicinity of the hotels.

Eigentlich ist dies die Zeit für uns, einen Urlaub in Ägypten zu verbringen. Dies war aus familiären Gründen aber dieses Jahr nicht möglich.

Was reizt uns an Ägypten?

Als Erstes ist es das Schnorcheln und da sind für uns Europäaer die tropischen Riffe im Roten Meer diejenigen, die man am schnellsten erreichen kann.
In nur 4-5 Flugstunden ist man in einer anderen Welt. Ich empfehle aber die nördlichen Regionen um Hurghada zu meiden und lieber die Riffe im Süden von Ägypten, nahe der sudanesischen Grenze, zu besuchen.
Im Norden sind die Riffe vielerorts schon stark beschädigt und die Anzahl der Fische dort ist entsprechend gering. Im Süden sind die Riffe teilweise in Naturschutzgebieten angesiedelt und in einem hervorragenden Zustand.
Außerdem ist die Dichte der Hotels viel geringer und somit auch die Anzahl der Schnorchler reduziert. Allerdings gibt es außer den Hotels nichts als Wüste drumherum. Das führt aber zu einem wunderbaren Kontrast. Das unglaublich vielfältige Leben und die berauschenden Farben in dem Riff auf der einen Seite steht im krassen Gegesatz zu der doch ziemlich leblosen Wüste in der Umgebung der Hotels.

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And I want to start in my post today with the desert.

The Sahara is the largest dry desert in the world and extends over 6,000 km from the Red Sea in the east to the Atlantic Ocean in the west and from the Mediterranean Sea in the north 2,000 km to the Sahel zone in the south. With its approximately 9 million square kilometers, it is almost as big as the entire US (source Wikipedia and

We decided on a quad tour through the desert and experienced a wonderful sunset.

Und ich möchte in meinem heutigen Post mit der Wüste beginnen.

Die Sahara ist die größte Trockenwüste der Welt und erstreckt sich über 6000 km vom Roten Meer im Osten bis zum Atlantischen Ozean im Westen und vom Mittelmeer im Norden 2000 km bis zu Sahelzone im Süden. Mit ihren ca. 9 Millionen Quadratkilometern ist sie fast so groß wie die gesamten USA (Quelle Wikipedia und

Wir haben uns dabei für eine Quad-Tour durch die Wüste entschieden und einen wunderbaren Sonnenuntergang erlebt.

Photo by ikarus56

Photo by ikarus56

Here are some more pictures of this exciting desert tour.

Our shadows in the setting sun.

Unsere Schatten in der untergehenden Sonne.

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A lonely tree. In the background you can image the Red Sea.

Ein einsamer Baum. Im Hintergrund kann man das Rote Meer erahnen.

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The vastness of nothingness.

Die Weite des Nichts.

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Photo by ikarus56

I hope I could give you some impressions of this trip. And will continue in my next post with information about the reefs.

Ich hoffe, ich konnte Euch einige Eindrücke von dieser Tour geben. Und werde in meinem nächsten Post mit Informationen über die Riffe fortfahren.

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Wow! What fantastic photographs! Thanks for taking us on your journey


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Thanks a lot.

What a great holiday you had. Egypt is also one of the countries I would love to visit. Thru its vast desert there is still beauty and we can see that in your photos.


Yes, it's great. With awesome historical monuments and very special in nature. It's worth to visit.

Love the photograph of your shadows in the setting sun ~ And the lone tree photograph. Must have been an experience that will be forever fresh in your memory. ♥︎♥︎⚖️♥︎♥︎


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Thanks a lot.

Somehow I never think of desert and sea meeting... your photo of the two is really amazing.

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Yes, the contrast is a fantastic experience.

I would really like to go there for a buggy ride.


Oh yes, it was great fun and a wonderful experience.

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Thanks a lot.

Awesome desert photos! I'm looking forward to your post about snorkeling in Egypt.


Thanks a lot, @rwedegis. The post about snorkeling in Egypt will come soon.

That looks really warm! The coral picture is lovely as well, love the colours - thanks for sharing your adventure with us, not been to that part of the world before :)


Thank you, @nickyhavey. It's an amazing desert and an awesome tropical reef there.

Unique beauty found in desolated areas, abundant with life if you know where to look. Finding quiet areas would always be top priority, too many people spoil the effects of solitude which the desert offers.

Taking time to watch the sun sink below the dunes something to capture to memory when you return home @ikarus56

Beautiful images @ikarus56! :)