This series of images was commissioned on assignment for The New York Times Travel in November 2019. Due to the COVID pandemic which halted international travel, the story was never published in its entirety.
One image was published for the 52 Places Section in 2022.
A traditional tent made by the women of a village in Wadi Sahu, along the third part of the Sinai Trail, hangs on a tree. The tent is handmade from the wool of sheep and goat and takes years to create. It is used sparingly, and during formal gatherings. Sinai, Egypt, November 14, 2019.
Egypt's Hiking Trail Hikers stop with Ben Hoffler, one of the co-founders of the Sinai Trail, at a mountain pass to visit the grave of Robin Paul Ellis who died January 25, 1955 in Sinai, Egypt. It is said Ellis was a young boy who died of natural causes in Sinai. Hikers then continue to the campsite at the end of a 14km hike day. November 15, 2019.