From the top of a coastal cliff, I took this panoramic view of Basata village on the Gulf of Aqaba.
The village was founded 22 years ago as a sutainable and environmentally-friendly tourist resort by its Egyptian owner and his German wife.
Wine, TV, cell-phones, sheesha, and smoking are neither allowed to the guests nor the staff. In addition, electricity is supplied only to the masonry huts, and not to the bamboo/palm leaves ones. Meanwhile, a continuous system of waste separation and recycling characterizes the village, in addition to a local school serving the children of the staff and local bedouins.
Basata also overlooks one of the most virgin coral reefs of the Red Sea.
Related Issues Environment
Collections Sinai, the Eastern Desert, and the Red Sea
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