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... and sand blasted rocks. Whenever you came up to a crest you never knew if it was going to flatten out or if the ground was going to drop out from underneath the SUV and when it did, it felt like we were flying!
We drove or 50 kilometres to Bush Field Forest. It had small pieces of petrified remained of tree trunks. It is amazing to see wood that has turned to rock. We drove another 20 kilometres to the fossil site. On our way there we had some mechanical ...
... and Canadians too). The memorial was really beautiful and a great tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in Egypt during the war.
We also stopped at the war museum nearby. Two young men talked about the battles that took place from 1942 - 1943. Inside the rest of the museum had uniforms, weapons and stories of the battles. Outside there were armoured vehicles used during the battles.
We took a break from 2:00 - 3:00 and had ...
... tragedy was the result of a freakish 3-day rain storm in an area that averages <0.1" annually. Later, we all agree to allow our motorbike taxi driver to take us to the main tourist spots, including most notably the Temple of Amun, home to an Oracle that Alexander the Great consulted shortly after founding Alexandria regarding his right to be Egypt's next ruler. They call Siwa, city of a million palms, and quite literally there are 100s of ...
... flies on their face. This town has more donkeys than all the other places put together it seems. There are more donkeys than motorbikes and more motorbikes than cars. All the roads are dirt and it's hard to tell the difference between homes and old ruins. The masses of palm trees on the edge of the town were great to wander through but the flies got on your nerves pretty quickly.
A few of us took an extra option ...
... spring at another location, a 'fossil' mountain, and finally to our campsite. The campsite was close to the Oasis, but still in the desert. It had a few mud-huts for sleeping, but we pulled our mattresses out and slept under the stars after eating a great meal there. In the morning, we woke up early because of the combination of the light, heat, and flies that accompany the Sahara, and after drinking morning tea, started driving back to town.
We got back ...