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Travel Blogs from Siwa
We finally made it to Siwa. We checked into our hotel, then we went out to explore. We looked around the city, and came back to our room. Afterwards, we relaxed in our rooms. Then we went to a restaurant. Then we came back to the hotel & went to bed.
Vi kom til Siwa efter en fin bustur gennem oerkenen, dog med flere lange stop undervejs til stor frustration for Malte.
Vi tog en aeselvogn ud til vores hotel som laa 5 km udenfor Siwa. Midt ude i ingenting. Vi var de eneste gaester, saa der var helt stille og stille. Der var kun en der arbejdede der og vi aftalte loebende hvornaar og hvad …
... The front right wheel was not turning properly. When we arrived at the fossil site the guys pulled the wheel off and took a look. Thankfully Mohammed was a mechanic and was able to pinpoint the issue with the brakes. The fossil site was unreal. We saw lots of sand dollars and thousands of shells. It was hard to imagine that this site was once covered by water and aquatic life when all we could see for miles and miles was sand.
It was another 10 or 20 kilometres to ...
... There was a bit of a language barrier, but we ended up with rice, grilled chicken, pita, water and Coke. Bill's appetite is returning, mine is not quite there yet. I am still happier to see a toilet than food. :-(
When we were 30 minutes out of town and moving away from the water, it began to look like the desert. There was very short shrubs and we saw a heard of camels. I can't wait to see a baby camel up close!
About an hour after lunch ...
... written on the way to the desert while we sluggishly jockeyed our way past the parking lot of traffic that is otherwise Cairo traffic.
[[Things to note about the traffic here. There isn't so much of a "rush hour", but simply its gridlock and mayhem from 6am to 10pm. You'd be wise not to mess with taxis as they're aggressive as all hell. All those polish or other eastern European taxi drivers in Chicago pale in comparison. Also, the bigger ...