Waady Innigoum Hotel
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
Travel Blogs from Siwa
... path to the Temple of the Oracle of Amun. An Oracle was a wise person who could interpret dreams, fix your bad luck and give you advice. He was not a religious person.
The Oracle became popular after Alexander the Great came to him in 331 BC. Alexander asked "who am I?" and the oracle answered, "the son of Amun (god/Zeus)". He also asked, "who killed my father?" And the oracle answered, "that is between you and god". The message that Alexander the Great ...
... bones lying all over the place that were definitely human! Yuck! We biked over to the Temple of the Oracle next. The story goes that when Alexander the Great arrived in Egypt in 322 BCE, he needed to seek out the oracle to determine whether or not he was supposed to rule Egypt. Obviously the oracle deemed his suitable for the job, but this was the place where that happened. Unfortunately, there isn't much left there and the ...
... which we opted for a steak house according to Lonely Planet. The menu was entirely in Arabic and the meats were ordered by the kilogram; overall decent, but overcooked. Later in Alexandria, we ordered similarly in a seafood restaurant, selecting fresh sea bass and calamari to take advantage of the Mediterranean's bounty. In Alex, our clueless taxi driver knew of none of the hotels in our guide book, and even after asking other drivers could for ...
... 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.
... way down to the lobby of the hotel, which was full of empty fire-extinguishers. After we were told the fire was out, we decided to go for our run, and as we left the ground floor the entire entrance was full of a fire-extinguishing chemical powder that the fire department had sprayed. As it turns out, the main electrical connection to the building (housed in a small plastic/fiberglass box at the entrance to the building) had caught fire, sending billows of smoke up ...