Siwa Safari Gardens Hotel
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... city and get a nice view of the two salt lakes, the mountain of the dead, mosques, homes, businesses, ect.
Khaled explained that throughout history, mostly Libyan (only 90 kilometres away) and Berber people (Tunisian, Moroccan and Libyan) live here, not Egyptian. The 22,000 residents here still speak the Berber language amongst themselves and do not share it with outsiders. The old name of the city, Shali means My Home. The name of our hotel is translated to ...
... of the Dead. This giant hill was essentially used as burial grounds for a variety of nobles and their families during the reign of the Ptolemies and Romans. While there are clearly tombs all over the place, we were only allowed into 4 of them. They are somewhat preserved, but in a lot of cases, it was clear that the artwork was sloppy or that they weren't finished. It was a little creepy wandering around the mountain as we ...
... top and in part from the ruins from the Pharos light tower, one of the original 7 wonders of the world. Unfortunately, nearly all of ancient Alexandria has been buried by earthquakes and a sinking ground base, such that the modern city is all that really persists. It's relatively "cleaner" and more spacious feeling than Cairo, and has nice friendly cafes for smoking sheesha (aka. flavored tobacco via a water pipe) , drinking tee or Turkish coffee, ...
... sand dune we screamed down, my heart in my mouth.
Lunch was a polystyrene box with three bread rolls (cheese, cheese, and strawberry jam), a packet of chips and a drink, thankfully all for free coz I wouldn't want to have paid for any of it.
Dinner was a mixed grill at an open-air restaurant, then a walk around town after.
... contests, breath-holding contests, and told us all about his family. He also climbed the 15+ ft. tall palm trees to pick us dates, and on one occasion he jumped out of the top of a palm tree and cannon-balled into the spring. When we were done swimming, we got out the pita bread, cheese, and jam we had purchased earlier, and ate lunch with tea.
We then returned to the town, and Uthsman took us to the Palm Trees Hotel, which is famous for organizing ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking