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The flying fish were doing cool stunts. They were able to travel a long way through the air. A couple of more days until I get to Egypt.
I’ve seen army boats and shipping boats and one of them was a Chinese shipping line.
I’ve been spending a lot of time with kids club doing treasure hunts and I’ve made lots of friends.
I’m having fun on the boat but I’m looking forward to getting off the ...
... another on top of that and so on and so on, resulting in a step pyramid. We went inside and saw some beautifully coloured work on the walls telling various stories. We also saw a door to the next life...if anyone has seen Stargate, this is what it was based on. This is where we also got to see hieroglyphics on the inside of a tomb. Incredible really. So old and still so clear. The step pyramids and the traditional pyramids have truly stood the test of ...
... and had set off toward the Farafa Oasis.
We stopped along the way to climb the rock formations along the way. They are magnificent! From here, we went to a hot spring in the White Desert. It was good to simply be able to dip into this hot thermal spring. From here, our next stop was Qasr Farafa in the Farafa oasis. We stocked up here (they nearly left me in the loo here!) ...
... deep below the surface. Some are large enough to have 10 to 15 people sit in and some are quite tiny. They all serve to keep the towns above and around quite lush and this oasis town in particular is lovely.
In Dakha you see carts carrying loads of something called barseem. I'm not sure what that is in English or if that's really the way you spell it but that's how it sounded when I asked someone what was inside the cart. They're being pulled by donkeys and driven ...
After coming out of the White desert we drive onto Dakhla after a swim at a hot mineral spring and some shopping and tea! The Oasis towns are very underdeveloped and many of the sights are poorly maintained and regulated. Often no pictures are allowed unless the guard asks you for oney and then you can snap away to your heart's content.
We visit an Islamic Mud Brick City, recently abandoned and a coptic christian necropolis, also mud ...