Monday, February 2, 2009

White Desert

Last month I went to El Bahareia Oasis, where I realized that the desert can sometime be prettier and more interesting than beaches and green valleys.

The houses in the oasis - El Bawiti village - are simple yet beautiful and the streets are narrow yet friendly.

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People there are friendly and wherever we go, they offer us Tea and Dates.

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There are many hot springs there, where villagers like to swim and take baths.

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We then went to a mountain called the "English Mountain", because the English army used to stay there during the World War II.

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Then in the next day we went to the "Black Desert"

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Which is called so because mountains there are made of volcanic rocks called Basalt which are black.

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We then passed by the "Chrystal Mountain"

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The Aqabat (Agabat)

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And finally reached the "White Desert" to camp there

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14 comments:

B said...

i totally agree with you..
last year i went to the desert in St.Catherine, it was a marvelous trip.
So quite and clean..

Zeinobia said...

it is so beautiful , I wish insh Allah I would go on a trip like this

Tarek said...

@B, Cool, it'd be nice to see the photos you've taken there :)

@Zeinobia, Inshalla, and inshalla you'll have fun there

Ghafari said...

Amazing! eh kol dah, gamda gedan

Tarek said...

Thanks man :)

Laura(southernxyl) said...

Your desert photographs look otherworldly. I've seen pictures from Spirit and Opportunity that looked more terrestrial.

Tarek said...

LoL @ Laura
Seems that Spirit and Opportunity are fake :)

Deb S. said...

Beautiful photos! The oasis looks like a very peaceful place.

Tarek said...

Yes, it is. You have to visit it someday :)

الحمقاء المضلله innominate x said...

The pics are magnificant

Tarek said...

Thanks a lot

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laura said...

That's one of the places I didn't manage to get to when I was in Egypt... Really wish I had. :S
I love the desert. :)

Chris said...

Great Pics! The white desert especially looks amazing!