Go back to Egypt.
We set off on our journey to Cairo at mid-day on a Saturday and arrived there – via a long layover in Paris – in the middle of the night on Sunday. Flying in this age of Covid is a bit more bumpy: for example, Air France strictly requires single-use surgical masks (cloth reusables are not kosher) which we were not aware of. Fortunately, all went fairly smoothly. A quick night in a Cairo airport hotel and a morning hop to Sharm El-Sheikh where Misha was waiting for us. From there we drove 2 hours to the village of St. Catherine which is just south of the center of the Sinai Peninsula. There we would stay in a place called Fox Camp for about 5 nights. The place was certainly not busy but there were a handful of other visitors (Euros) and even a few climbers (all of them Ukrainian).