From Cairo, we took a 12 hour bus ride (which our Lonely Planet claimed was 6 hours) to St Catherine's Monastery. The monastery is the easiest place to stay if you're going to hike to the summit of Mount Sinai. It was built at the site where Moses is supposed to have seen the burning bush. It is also known as the Monastery of the Transfiguration. This is the tower of the Orthodox Church of Mount Sinai.
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