We drove from Jerusalem south along the Dead Sea and then to the Red Sea. After crossing the border into Egypt at Taba, Egypt, we drove to the southern Sinai Peninsula and stopped at the Monastery of St. Catherine. The first chapel was built by Helena, the mother of Emperor Constantine in 330 AD. It is the oldest Christian monastery still in existence in the world.

A well is located at this monastery that is said to be the Well of Moses. It was here that Moses meet his wife. The well is located inside the walls of the monastery.


Also located inside the walls is a bush that is said to be the Burning Bush of Moses. Is is said to be a unique bush that grows only in this location. All attempts to transplant part of the bush to another location have not worked.