Adrere Amellal: Desert Ecolodge

Sidi al-Ja'afar, Siwa, 11211, Egypt | Hotel
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Siwa II

A travel blog entry by devian


Day 11
We were still in Siwa. We had decided we would go around the city & take a tour. We saw many amazing things. Then around 3:20, we went back to the hotel. We packed up that night since we were going to Luxor the next ...

Siwa is quiet on Friday

A travel blog entry by theresabill


... In 1926, there were three consecutive days of rain and wind that destroyed the historic city that had been around for 800 years. It is interesting to note that our hotel was constructed this way too, so I hope it does not rain while we are here!

In Siwa we are 18 metres below sea level and near the water table. So, that is why it is an oasis and they are able to grow many things like dates, olives and palms.

We were able to walk around the site of ...

Desert, desert everywhere!

A travel blog entry by cyclingmo


... aren't as eager to get out and party during winter, but a fun group.

  • High winds changed our itinerary for the camel ride, so although we did get to ride camels, it was just out & back for an hour, instead of riding to our second camping night. A very mesmerizing experience as the camels undulated along the desert. The really fun bit was when they stood up to start the trek or stooped down to let you off! ...

  • The Egyptian Road Less Travelled

    A travel blog entry by barry0fisher


    ... red lights are simply warnings to slow down. Horns are more effective to keep cars separated by 2-4" from others or pedestrians, and bumpers are occasionally used for a quicker stop. It's better to just jump in a taxi, tell the driver your destination, and then pay what you think is appropriate based on the distance, relative to other trips. If you're too low they'll let you know, but more often they don't complain. This is easier and cheaper ...

    Cheese, cheese and jam

    A travel blog entry by ricki958


    ... notes describe this drive as "extraordinary" and I suppose it was, in a way, by its monotony. The drivers tried to spice it up a little with a couple of detours from the sealed road and forays into the desert, but the occupants of the other vehicle put paid to that with a complaint to Ahmed about the speed and from then on we pretty much stuck to the tarmac at ...

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