I was in Nuweiba (or Neviot as it was then called) for 4 months between Nov 1977 and Feb 1978 ... the transformation since then is astonishing ... thx for this pic of how it was.
I have uploaded another one, keep watching.
I was there for a few days at about the same moment and it is a wonderful souvenir, the Sinaï, the oasis, the bedouins, the Red Sea, and the pink color of Saudi Arabia at the sunset.How is this place now?
Hi jackytopsecret, there are pics how it looks today in Google Earth, if you liked it back then, you wouldn't go again. Cheers, Lutz
I camped there for three weeks during the spring of 74. It was one of the highlights of my life: built a hut from discarded items along the beach, learned to fish with a spear gun that a visiting israeli soldier had with him, drank tea with the bedouins, and probably developed a predisposition for skin cancer.:) While I have great memories, I never had any photos of those days. Thanks for posting this pic. It brought back vivid memories.. By the way, do you remember the british guy who dressed like lawrence of arabia and lived in a large tent toward the south end of the beach? Thanks, again
Hi viaduk, I visited the place twice, in 73 and in 75, but only for a day. Consequently my memories are rather faint and I have no memories of the that British guy. Cheers, Lutz
this is a precious image. Back in the 70's Sinai was indeed very different and much better I think.
Do you have any more images of the Sinai from the 70's?
There is a tag Sinai with a few more pics
I was there for several months in 1975-1976. First worked in the moshav, packing melons, and then moved out and set up a tent down the beach. There were quite a few people there; lots of nudity. I remember an abandoned hut of some sort (turkish? egyptian?) on the beach that I took refuge in during one of the many sandstorms. It was a great time. The sky was brilliantly lit by stars. Lots of girls. Very spiritual also. I understand it is not so nice now.
Yes, that beach is no longer clear of structures, etc,.
Was it a stone house you sheltered in?
... thanks for 3000 views, folks.
I was in Nuweiba for about 4 months in early 1977 living on the beach. There was one stone house and a lot of temporary structures made from canvas. There was a pop festival at the moshav around Easter with Memphis Slim among others. I have a cutting somewhere. The sandstorms were incredible. They went on for days. Everyone was naked most of the time. I remember Japanese tourists with movie cameras, Israeli soldiers on holiday. I worked in the outdoor tourist restaurant at the moshav - free leftovers! I also worked sorting/packing peppers and melons. People I remember: French Gilbert, Scottish Ross, Swiss Renate, Israeli Ewal, English Mike (London) & Ian (Liverpool?), NZ woman, a dog called.... It was a long walk to the shop on the main road. I remember burying my passport and flies; tropical ulcers, and making tea in jam jars, collecting wood. It felt like the 60s!
I lived in Nuweiba many times, between 1975 and 1978. Slept under the shooting stars, took acid. I actually lived in the Stone House with some other people, naked, some Israelis we helped with their car stuck in the sand called us "Nuweiba Angels". The Stone House, I was told, was a former haschisch smugglers. I wish anyone had a picture of it. This was a place where I had some of the happiest times in my life.
I used to go a lot to Dahab, as well, 70 km south. Very beautiful place too. Now both these places have become tourist resorts. They have lost a lot of their charm.
hello i spent 6 months in nuweiba in 1974 (i think) january through june when lydia, little stevie and one other dude and i left with gil from the israelis and we split up and hitched to jerusalem. during that time i remember drinking shikaron sinai which we made from leaves from the plants there and making fruit pudding and eating octopus that our bedou friends brought us from the sea. i remember swimming at night through luminescent little things that flew off my fingertips like stars. and the hamseim sand storms that would blow up from the south. the israeli army brought us eggs and carrots and big steve hitched to elat and brought back bags of rice. when we got there there was one other person named david savage from britain and when we left there were about 20 kids passing through on their way to india, afghanistan and other places. it was great. i was young, we all were young then
Was there in 1974...or maybe it was 75 - splurged and stayed at the Moshav. "Cabins" were outfitted with a cot and "floors" were sand. Taught my daughter how to float and spent HOURS in the water just hanging there checking out the fish. Her mother FREAKED. Sunrise over Saudi...Israeli patrol boats..Bedouins. Great, simple times.
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Photo taken in Nuweibaa, Qesm Dahab, South Sinai Governorate, Egypt
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