Travel Blogs from Siwa Oasis, Egypt

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Siwa - desert adventures Mk II, Siwa Oasis, Egypt travel blog

Siwa - desert adventures Mk II

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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Siwa Oasis - fallout from the dust storm 25/2 I'd heard that Siwa Oasis, the most far-flung Oasis in the Western Desert out near the Libyan border, was a place worth visiting so I continued on my merry way from El Alamein to reach it. This meant a ...

One last blast in the desert, Siwa Oasis, Egypt travel blog

One last blast in the desert

A travel blog entry by richymariner

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... Oases of Dakhla and Siwa, we also were fortunate to spend a night camping amongst the weird rock formations of the White Desert. Siwa was amazing, very rural but remarkably relaxed, the view of the town from the nearby old city (especialy at sunset was ...

We'll stay one more day... We'll stay one more day, Siwa Oasis, Egypt travel blog

We'll stay one more day... We'll stay one more day

A travel blog entry by purplefrog

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... he spoke Siwi, Arabic, English, Italian as well as some French and German. We also met a Libyan man here who had come to Siwa to find a wife for one of his sons. It was really interesting to get an insight into this process and how it actually ...

Cleopatra's Bath, Siwa, and the French film star, Siwa Oasis, Egypt travel blog

Cleopatra's Bath, Siwa, and the French film star

A travel blog entry by lynnster

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... ! Seriously. It's a blast. My camera battery died unfortunately so I don't have pictures of the whole thing, I wish I did. The oasis was beautiful although walking in the lake's water was kind of an odd experience. Between my toes it felt like walking on ...

Touring Siwa, Siwa Oasis, Egypt travel blog

Touring Siwa

A travel blog entry by lynnster

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... Maged were supposed to pick me up but Ecolodge guy wanted me to use HIS guide. Forget that I've paid for an entire tour of Egypt with my guides... annoying Ecolodge Guy kept repeating "Is not good for me!!! You use my guide at 10:00." I just shrugged my ...

Siwa Oasis, Siwa Oasis, Egypt travel blog

Siwa Oasis

A travel blog entry by tmcmullin

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The Siwa Oasis is truly the paradise of Egypt. It was a 9 hour bus ride from Cairo (not direct) through the western desert. It was very strange, we're in the middle of the desert, there's nothing for as far as the eye can see, and the bus kept stopping to ...

Oasis in the desert, Siwa Oasis, Egypt travel blog

Oasis in the desert

A travel blog entry by ntlockhart

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... in Alexandria, but sadly we had to move on the next day bright and early. With some reluctance, we left Alex for Siwa Oasis in Egypt's Western desert. The bus ride was 10 hours and left a lot to be desired. Principle among the many discomforts ...

Siwa Oasis, Siwa Oasis, Egypt travel blog

Siwa Oasis

A travel blog entry by purplefrog

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We caught the bus to Siwa today, an oasis in western Egypt only 120 kms from the border with Libya. Absolutely hellish day, windy, dusty and 9 hours sitting on a bus crammed with people, standing in the aisles as well. Toilets at the roadside stops ...

My god, no requests for baksheesh!, Siwa Oasis, Egypt travel blog

My god, no requests for baksheesh!

A travel blog entry by baggagewhores

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Christmas in the desert, Siwa oasis, near Lybia, Siwa oasis, Egypt travel blog

Christmas in the desert, Siwa oasis, near Lybia

A travel blog entry by mike-christelle

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... the Great Sand Sea starts just there ... Siwa is still a great place to relax : countless bubbly hot springs, bike rides in the oasis and a fascinating mud fortress at the core of it. It is also a great place to freeze at night in December. Pick ...

The Sahara, Siwa Oasis, Egypt travel blog

The Sahara

A travel blog entry by dozy

... delicious. After Kevin woke up, met our tour group in the lobby and set out for our trip into the wilds of the oasis. Our guide, Ramadan, was cheerful and helpful and trundled us into the back of a 4x4 pickup truck, equipped with a very tall camper ...

Siwa Saga, Siwa Oasis, Egypt travel blog

Siwa Saga

A travel blog entry by dozy

... , we started descending amongst cliffs and ravines into the depression. It's hard to overstate the drama of finding a desert oasis. We descended further and further down until finally we saw palm trees and water. The oasis exists because tectonic ...

A sad farewell to Siwa, Siwa Oasis, Egypt travel blog

A sad farewell to Siwa

A travel blog entry by dozy

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... . This temple, built sometime around the 6th century bce, was the place that Alexander the great visited to become Pharoah of Egypt. Previous expeditions had failed in this, but the oracle declared Alexander the son of God and a new page in world ...

Complicated experience that I've faced, Oasis, Egypt travel blog

Complicated experience that I've faced

A travel blog entry by rexcheungv0v

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Suddenly, I saw a pair of hawks flying high in the sky, it seemed that the oasis would happen something that was unforeseen, after that, I rapidly told it to the tribal chieftains, although all the chieftains believed what I had said, it still haunted me ...

A hard day to beat!!!!!, Siwa Oasis, Egypt travel blog

A hard day to beat!!!!!

A travel blog entry by pam

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... day of the trip so far!!!!! Poor mike missed out! (he arrives here in Cairo tonight!!!) We went from Marsa Matruh to the Siwa Oasis, which is way out west near the Libya border.  The town of Siwa is very very small....with more donkey cart traffic ...

day 4 (86,91), Siwa Oasis, Egypt travel blog

day 4 (86,91)

A travel blog entry by neebish2

... an oasis. The oasis is a place of date trees and wells, and different colored tents filled with travelers. There's a rule in the oasis that you get hospitality as a traveler, but soldiers do not. There is no fighting at the oasis because it's neutral. ...

Siwa Finally, Siwa Oasis, Egypt travel blog

Siwa Finally

A travel blog entry by devian

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Day Ten We finally made it to Siwa. We checked into our hotel, then we went out to explore. We looked around the city, and came back to our room. Afterwards, we relaxed in our rooms. Then we went to a restaurant. Then we came back to the hotel & went ...

Skulls, squating and sand dunes!, Bahrein Oasis, Egypt travel blog

Skulls, squating and sand dunes!

A travel blog entry by zerns01

... . I ended up making myself a chip sandwich followed by a couple of oranges. After lunch we continued on to Bahrein Oasis where we eventually stopped to look at the remains of a 13th dynasty temple. There wasn't much to see and the mossies ...

Fatima -  My Dream Girl, Oasis, Egypt travel blog

Fatima - My Dream Girl

A travel blog entry by leungcarlyle

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... a lot of knowledge from the desert including the idea of “The soul of the world”. We finally arrived the oasis after a long and harsh journey. The oasis is larger than the towns in Spain. There are three hundred walls, fifty ...

An episode happened in Oasis:), Oasis, Egypt travel blog

An episode happened in Oasis:)

A travel blog entry by rexcheungv0v

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On the way of going to Egypt, I talked with the Englishman incessantly, he taught me something which about not all information that could be found in books and we should observe what’s going on around him, I thought we are friends with each other ...

Big change!, Oasis, Egypt travel blog

Big change!

A travel blog entry by anjoe

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For ten days ago, we walked on the desert and now we stay on the oasis. There had more wars and one day I met the alchemist. He wanted me go with him, but I don't want to go. Because her who l think she is my real love, I want to with Fatima. But when I ...

day 5 (91,104), Siwa Oasis, Egypt travel blog

day 5 (91,104)

A travel blog entry by neebish2

... above which he believes is an omen: one hawk attacks the other. Then he has a vision of an army, armed with weapons, attacking the oasis. He tells this vision to the caravan driver who tells him that he asked a seer to to see the future and the seer told ...

Who is the king of Salem?, Siwa Oasis, Egypt travel blog

Who is the king of Salem?

A travel blog entry by neebish2

... he will tell him the future for a tenth of his flock. The King tells the boy that he must find his treasure in the Pyramids in Egypt. He gives the boy two stones to help him make a decision if he can't himself. I had similar experience to the boy's when ...

Do you consider yourself adventurous?, Siwa Oasis, Egypt travel blog

Do you consider yourself adventurous?

A travel blog entry by neebish2

I consider myself a person who enjoys to look at the world differently than most people in the sense that I enjoy going to explore in the woods by myself. I can explore for hours on end, doing nothing. I go on hikes and climb trees and climb rocks and ...

Siwa Oasis, Siwah Oasis, Egypt travel blog

Siwa Oasis

A travel blog entry by jennysabbatique

As soon as I got off the bus, I liked this place.  It's a really small oasis where Bedouin people live.  They go around on donkey carts and women were a gray garment and a black veil with no hole for the eyes.  Everywhere around you ...

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