The Sinai Bedouin: a photographic journey

The Sinai is a barren and inhospitable - but very diverse and stunningly beautiful - desert wilderness inhabited by nomadic Arab tribes, the Bedouin. Most of them are from the Arabian Peninsula originally, arriving in several waves before and after the Arab conquest. The Bedouin are now at a crossroad. This little ebook shows glimpses of their life and natural environment through 40 images.
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Nonfiction » Travel » By region » Africa » Egypt
Words: 1,860
Language: English
ISBN: 9781466092006
About Zoltan Matrahazi

Originally from Hungary, Zoltan has grown up and lived in several countries on three continents. He first visited the Sinai in 1992, but only settled there much later in 2005. Nature and culture have always been in his focus along his travels, and he found both in and around St. Katherine. He lived in the Jabaleya Bedouin community on an ongoing basis until 2011. These days he spends more time away, but still visits and stays with his friends in the Sinai for extended periods of time regularly, and is connected to the community in many ways. Working as a web designer and developer, he has created several publications and websites to promote the region and responsible tourism, and is involved in restoring the Bedouin gardens. He had also worked for an EU project mapping treks across South Sinai and training local Bedouin guides. His photos and/or articles were published in publications including Oasis Magazine, Eternal Egypt, Egypt Independent and Lonely Planet’s Discover Egypt.

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