Zoltan Matrahazi


Zoltan has been on the road from early on, having 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 has 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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The Snowy Mountains of Egypt
By Zoltan Matrahazi
Price: Free! Words: 740. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
The news of snow in Egypt and across the Middle East made headlines in the media in late 2013, and many locals saw snow for the first time in their lives. Unknown to most people, however, there is a place in Egypt that receives snow every year: it's the Sinai High Mountain Region around the town of St. Catherine. This free ebook presents rare photos of snow in Egypt, taken during the last 5 years.
The Sinai Bedouin: a photographic journey
By Zoltan Matrahazi
Price: Free! Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
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.
Sinai Gardens: Retreats in the Sinai High Mountain Region, Egypt
By Zoltan Matrahazi
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 9,480. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
Despite its religious importance the Sinai High Mountain Region in Egypt remains largely unknown to the general public. This concise book gives background info on the unique orchard farming tradition which lives on from Byzantine times with beautiful images of snow, spring, gardens and Bedouin life.

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arab    bedouin    camel    culture    desert    development    egypt    gardening    gardens    middle east    mountains    mt sinai    nature    photography    photos    red sea    retreats    sinai    snow    sustainable    travel