Sinai tribal gathering (Wanderlust magazine)

 

My latest feature, on a desert trek & tribal gathering in Sinai, is now out in the August/September edition of  Wanderlust magazine.

Sinai sheikh © Gail Simmons

“The scene was one that has been played out in the deserts of Arabia for centuries. A group of Bedouin sheikhs gathered round a  campfire, sipping glasses of tea poured from bubbling, smoke-blackened kettles, the flickering flames casting a deep glow on sculpted, Biblical faces. And sitting among this distinguished group of tribal elders was me: one of a handful of Westerners sharing the first assembly of the seven tribes of South Sinai for over 20 years.”

And here are the fantastic pictures from the piece by photographer, Gary Latham.

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