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Today was rainy and windy in Alexandria which is on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Stanley visited ancient Roman catacombs, the Pompey Pillar and surrounding Sphinx, an old Roman Amphitheater, the Alexandria Library and the old fort guarding the entrance to Alexandria ...
Oh no here we are at only day 4 and a calamity has happened my camera has quit working! Seriously? Dream vacation of a lifetime and no camera and out in the desert with no camera shops!
Well so that part of the day was not a banner one but the sites are. Only upshot is that pictures are not allowed in the places we are going.
We make our way to The museum of the golden mummies. The valley of the golden mummies was first discovered ...
So we set off at 6:30 for the Bahariya Oasis and Western desert with our guide Medhat and driver Mohammad. It is a 3-3 1/2 hour drive. Mid way we stop at a café/store stop which is a real experience for Jeff hee hee. The lavatory facility left much to be desired as it was very literally 2 open stalls consisting of a hole in the floor and a hose! Fortunately the ladies room was slightly better with at least a toilet over the whole and doors on the stalls. Well we are ...
Tuesday March 25, 2014
Personal Reflective Entry 8
Prompt: Are the simple things in life the most extraordinary?
In my opinion the answer is yes. I absolutely do not think that money is necessary for ...
... here and before you knew it his cousin was showing us all his camels which he breeds. The day was finished beautifully with a visit to his sister and her family. It was fascinating being in the local people's home and seeing first hand how little possessions they have. Everyone is so giving and the locals all want you to come back before you've even left.
As I sit here, the silence only interrupted by the odd car or sounds made by the donkeys or camels, I'm ...