Zoltan Matrahazi


With roots in Hungary and Russia, Zoltan grew up in Budapest but spent many childhood summers in the Caucasus. He took to travelling as a young man and lived in several countries on four continents. He first visited the Sinai in 1992 and returned in 2005 to stay. Nature and culture have always been in his focus along his travels and he found both in and around St. Katherine. He spent most of his time between 2005 and 2016 living as part of the Bedouin community. Working as a freelance web specialist, he has created several publications and websites to promote the region and responsible tourism. He was also involved in restoring Bedouin gardens, and worked for an EU project mapping treks across South Sinai and training local Bedouin guides. Zoltan's photos and/or articles appeared in publications including Oasis Magazine, Eternal Egypt, Egypt Independent and Lonely Planet’s Discover Egypt.

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The Snowy Mountains of Egypt
Price: Free! Words: 740. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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
Price: Free! Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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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arab    bedouin    camel    culture    desert    egypt    middle east    mountains    nature    photography    photos    red sea    sinai    snow