Deep in The Desert

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Reaching El Arish, home of most the men who rehearsed their plan in the desert, isn’t easy. All roads connecting south Sinai to the north are considered “security roads” and off-limits to visitors. I bypassed them by driving up the west side of the peninsula, giving Cairo as my destination at police check points, joining a line to ride a ferry across the Suez Canal to the capital, then instead veering away toward the Mediterranean coast. The north feels separate in more ways than bureaucratic; even the landscape bears no…read more