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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Note: This post is my second participation in the "Ghayyar El Mahatta" (Change the Channel) initiative. For more info about the initiative plese check this link.

Note: This post is my first participation in the "" () initiative. For more info about the initiative plese check this link.

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