Taziry Ecolodge Siwa
Travel Blogs from Siwa
... have up to four wives, divorce is allowed and remarriage is allowed for men and women. This makes me wonder are the girls educated? I would guess that they are not. How much education do boys get here? Does anyone marry someone outside the city? Probably not because who would agree to being locked away for the rest of their lives? We have seen boys and young girls (pre-elementary age) together in Siwa. At what age are the girls confined to the home? Probably when they hit ...
... were started in this country. Also interesting that because citizens have to pay a 15% tax on any finished buildings, the tops of most of the buildings are unfinished. Very weird to see a whole suburb with posts & wires sticking out of the top of most structures...
... 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 ...
... place we would never have found on our own, where his friend, the proprietor Ben, made us yummy pies and was so taken by Rowie’s eyes and my long hair that he gave us a fruit salad and a Turkish coffee for free. We played dominoes for a couple of hours and had a great time.
Around 5pm Rowie and I came back to the hotel and ensconced ourselves on the roof of the hotel to write our journals. Rowie is so far behind, a couple ...
... about 8 miles away, at the Four Seasons Hotel. We jumped in a cab, went to Starbucks and then returned to the University in time for class, with multiple coffees in hand. It was a great break from the normal morning routine, but it was much more expensive so I'll wait until I return to the U.S. to start my normal Starbucks habit back up.
On Sunday, we went with Reem, Rania, and their children to the Green Plaza theater to see Toy Story 3 in 3D. We all ...
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