Fata Morgana Hotel
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... or getting into a boat?! Anyway, we had a nice cup of tea while watching the sunset.
Back at the hotel we had a lovely rooftop dinner with lentil soup, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives (tasted like kalamata, but were a pale green), lamb, rice, beans and melon for dessert. It was all very good and very filling.
We spend the rest of the evening enjoying the cool breeze on the rooftop. What a welcome relief after such a hot day (41 degrees).
... circuit as the taxi had taken us. The best restaurant is East-West, which is cited by both the Lonely Planet and the locals. Frances was surprised to see items on the menu she'd heard about, but never seen before. Like Sahlab (spelling?), a milky coconut, banana and cinnamon drink, dishes with couscous, and that the babaganoush was actually spicy. [[Apparently most food in Egypt is on the bland side.]]
What else... there's donkey ...
... was fun but incredibly tiring tramping up the dunes each time. None of us expected our driver to stop at the top of such a massive dune and steering or digging your edge into the sand is not exactly possible. The springs we went to (both hot and cold) had the more "Hollywood" Oasis appearance with small green patches in the middle of the sandy desert. Afterwards we parked on top of a massive dune for the sunset and some Siwa Tea.
... It is quite a contrast from the modern buildings
in the previous photo. The 360 degree view from the top includes lakes,
mountains, dunes, and of course palms.
from Fatnis Island...we were ...
... Oh well- I'm totally brave right?
We began driving into the desert, specifically called The Great Sand Sea- it literally used to be the bottom of the Sea, but now is blatantly a sea of sand, with actual shells and fossils of fish in some areas- very cool. We sped through the desert, bumping up and down, and I took an insane amount of pictures and was literally giddy with excitement. I must have said "Oh.My.God. This is SO awesome" five million times along ...
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