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Travel Blogs from Siwa
... and I stayed at the lake to cool off. For the next hour or two we splashed around with the minnows and fish. We saw few birds across the lake, but we were never close enough to determine what they were. There were some small brown birds and some large white birds like storks or egrets. We tried to lay in the shade under the canopy, but we were getting pelted with sand. So we laid out in the hot desert sun.
We were collected when lunch was ready around 2:00. I ...
... and our only spare is currently in use. Again we stopped safely and waited for a car to fetch us from Siwa. During our time stooped on the side of the road truck driver with a young boy stopped and a van full of travellers.
I wanted to go and visit the nearby heard of camels, but Bill was too chicken. So he wandered near the van and I stayed inside and read my book.
Our hero/guide Khaled rescued us and brought us to the hotel in Siwa. He ...
... or even seats ridden by boys for ferrying supplies or locals from one side of town to the other. The women are all very conservative, such that they literally wear full robes from their head to their toes, mostly without even the fabric slitted to let them see easier. Most are wearing very dark colors, while many are entirely clad in pitch black cloth. Now, this time of year is rather mild during the peak of day, but still between the color ...
... trees. This was about as oasis-y as we were able to manage. Footnote - riding a bike on Egyptian "roads" - NOT good for your butt :) Afternoon was spent relaxing at a cafe and people watching - I have found my new favorite drink - Hiniscus Tea - or Karkadee... We also completed the list of all possible transport methods on this trip - bus, train, plane, bicycle (boring) and DONKEY!! We took a donkey cart ride around the ...
... the necropolis Gebel al- Mawta
(Hill of the Dead), a stone's throw from our hotel. Ahmed told us about
small armed self-professed excavators aka makeshift grave robbers that
run around at night and trying to ...
- Swimming pool
- Free parking