Alzaytuna Hotel

Gebel Dakrur, Siwa, Egypt | Hotel
 

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Siwa is quiet on Friday

A travel blog entry by theresabill

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... br> We met Khaled, Hanny and Mohammed after breakfast. They were having their tea in the cafe in front of the hotel. Our first stop on the tour was a walk behind our hotel which used to be the Shali (the name of the city before it was called Siwa) Fortress or Old City. Khalid explained that karshiff bricks were made from salt and mud and were used in the construction of the old city. These bricks do not stand up to heavy rain (they typically have 3 days of rain all ...

Desert, desert everywhere!

A travel blog entry by cyclingmo

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... they changed location when a scorpion was found in one of the rooms. Apparently the owners are supposed to sweep before guests arrive, and Gecko has a "no leeway" policy, so subsequently changed locations. I concur with their decision!! The new "Beduin Camp" complex has adobe style motel units & a big yurt where we danced the night away with Beduin villagers. Not too many of them, as it is winter here, and ...

The Egyptian Road Less Travelled

A travel blog entry by barry0fisher

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... not even drop us off at the street address we'd given him...

[[Apparently, they don't know how to read maps and as street names are seldom labeled must rely more on landmarks they're already familiar with. Not the best system, but it is cool how all the taxi drivers ask each other for help as they drive like lunatics. For those uninitiated in the driving habits in 3rd world countries, the lane markers are seen merely as decoration, ...

Cycling and dominoes

A travel blog entry by ricki958

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... in fact, but I read her bits of mine to remind her and we spent a very pleasant hour or so punctuated by lots of oh yeahs and oh that’s rights. J

Around 7 she left to join the others for dinner but after our late lunch I wasn’t very hungry so washed my hair instead and met them later. Bought some fruit, bread sticks (no bread in this town at all!), cheese, water and dates for lunch tomorrow, then was in bed around 10pm ...

Siwa Oasis!

A travel blog entry by mjs265

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... and Lange and some of the girls cried for a bit... It was quite funny.

On Tuesday, I finished Three Cups of Tea (my mom has been telling me to read it for years now) and then prepared for a run. However when I opened my hotel-room door, smoke billowed in, accompanied by a foul electrical smell. The power had gone out a few minutes earlier, and we concluded there must be an electrical fire. Sure enough, after I had changed out of my running clothes, we ...

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