Waady Innigoum Hotel
Travel Blogs from Siwa
... mint juice and water) while the boys and men had a great time jumping and wrestling in the pool.
We went back to the room for a short break, and then Hanny brought us to Abdu's restaurant for lunch. I ordered lamb and Bill ordered beef. It was really good and came with a salad with tomatoes and cucumbers, tahini, and warm flat pitas. I treated myself to mango juice and it was delicious!
To stay out of the heat, I spent most of the afternoon in ...
... were tons of local kids goofing around and playing in the springs. After biking back to Siwa Town, we had the afternoon off to relax and do some shopping. It's a really cute little town that I enjoyed being in. We went out for a nice dinner tonight on a rooftop restaurant that overlooked the city. Chris and two other people in our trip decided to sample the camel stew as part of their dinner. It didn't go over that well with ...
... get off, so I've shot past it and it's already the time the bus to Siwa is due to depart. Knowing the inefficiency of Egypt's transport, I'm not sweating yet and manage to take a taxi to the terminal by 7pm and buy my 6:45 ticket which leaves at 8pm. It's another quick 11hr trip via a "direct" bus filled mostly with locals, but as I meet on one of our early morning rest breaks, 3 other girls traveling -- Silvia and Ana from Germany and Frances ...
Had a great day of desert 4WD'ing. Heading across the Great Sand Sea was much different from the rugged and rocky desert we'd been seeing for the last two days. Technically there was a road, but our driver spent just as much time avoiding the road as he did on it. The road was as rough as any country road in Australia but at times it was so cracked and broken that the driver took to the desert for a smoother ride. We ...
... Unfortunately, nothing was open and the town was deserted. As we were standing in front of a giant 3D map of the area, deciding what to do for the day, a 'taxi' (read:rickshaw) driver pulled up and offered us a pretty comprehensive tour for 25 LE per person (~$4.50). So he piled into the back of his motorcycle-driven rickshaw and sped off.
First, he took us to the "Gebel Muta" or "Mountain of the Dead" where there are many Roman tombs. It was still ...
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