Scenes: (12) Hiking at Saint Cathrine!


Caution: This post is so interesting! 😛

When I listed “mountain climbing” on my bucket list, I didn’t expect any chances, but it turned out I was unaware that fate had other plans! 😀 Spending the new years eve at Saint Cathrine mountains, southern Sinai felt like a dream, or an episode on National Geographic!

Needless to say, it wasn’t easy whatsoever! The nine-hour bus ride was so tiresome, but  as you arrive to the mountains and let the night cold breeze tickle your nose, and see the literally twinkling twinkling little stars, you just feel numb! I’ve never seen something so beautiful! I wish my digital compact camera could capture the scene! 😦

We started climbing just before midnight. The 7 kilometers until the top were a slippery steep path with endless hitches (I couldn’t make out what they were, because it was jet-black dark. Our torches could barely illuminate one step ahead.) The temperature was probably sub-zero, but of course we were sweating! I’m glad and thankful for the fact that I was the fittest among my friends! 😀

As the path ends, a whole new challenge begins! 750 rocky steps until the top! Taken the fact that we spent the prior couple of hours slipping and tumbling, that was distilled torture! I lost my friends in darkness, and took the steps with only one friend and a single torch!

Around 3 a.m, we made it to the top! I proudly was among the people who made it early! The weather was FREEZING, and we had more than 3 hours until sunrise, so we had to descend some steps down to a shelter, seeking some warmth!

When the golden lights of threads began sneaking into horizon, it was time to get up to the top once more. Enough talking, see for yourself!

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I thought the hardest part was over, but as we started descending, I instantly realized I was so wrong! I could now see what the hitches were; small pebbles and sands that make it impossible to stay steady! I slipped tens of times!

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I’d started thinking about my cozy bed at home and was beginning to get angry before something SO special happened! For the first time in my entire life I saw snow! REAL SNOW! I almost cried and kept jumping like a kid! 😀

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I was home by 8 p.m that day, and no words can ever describe how accomplished and delighted I feel! 😀 😀

The happy recipe!


Doesn’t matter if you’re a horrible cook, I came up with this simple recipe.. 😛

Difficulty: Easy. 

DurationLifetime.


Ingredients:

1Faith. 2. Patience. 3. Confidence.

4. Obstacles. 5. Hard work. 6. Dreams & wishes.

7. Love. 8. Hope. 9. Positivity.

10.  Adventures. 11. Sense of humor. 12. Smiles.

Directions:

1. You’re going to need plenty of faith for the base of this recipe… The more faith you have, the less bitterness you’ll taste.

Have faith.. 

2. You can’t skip the obstacles; it’s what will spice up the recipe and give it a strong taste..

Overcome your obstacles!

3. To make the base, add the faith, patience, some confidence together with the obstacles, hard work, dreams and wishes… Stir them together till you get a smooth flexible mixture.

Add dreams and wishes..

4. As for the topping, cook some positivity with some hope and love, then pour the mixture over the base … This will help you overcome any over-bitterness in the base.

Think positive..

5. Now you need to decorate… Sprinkle lots of smiles all over the recipe then add some pieces of adventures and sense of humor…

Add lots of smiles..

Then… Voilà !! Your recipe’s ready! 🙂

Bon appétit!! 😀 😀

 

Enjoy your life..