Audacious Adventure in the Black and White Deserts


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February 19th 2016
Published: February 24th 2016
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In the planning stage of this trip, I needed to put together a list of what I would like to see while I was traveling. The idea was to dream big and whittle things down to fit my schedule. The Black and White Deserts of Egypt were one of the must haves. Guidebooks did not really help in the planning process for this outing, so I turned to my friend the internet. The next day my request for informa... Read Full Entry



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24th February 2016
Chicken and the Mushroom

A Question of Balance
Some think it is easy to capture the essence of a rock formation in the desert but it is when you see a cracker shot that one sees the difference between the casual snap and the considered portrait. This shot is a cracker Brendan. The light embracing the arcs and angles to make these simple formations a thing of beauty. Brilliant.
25th February 2016
Chicken and the Mushroom

Good Eye
Thank you very much. It's nice to hear that from a true photographer as yourself. I am in awe of your pictures on a regular basis.
24th February 2016

Call me jealous
I am in awe of you B! Thank you for letting me tag along with you, via picture and words.... Safe Travels...
25th February 2016
Last Lunch

That meal is exactly what I feel like right now!
I had to laugh at Travel Brendan realising that he can't sit cross legged anymore! Somewhere along the line, I've lost that ability too...and on EVERY trip I remind myself that I should practice sitting cross legged when we get home, but predictably, I never do. The tent didn't sound plush, but the rest of the adventure sounds fabulous!
25th February 2016
Last Lunch

Sprawling
I have resorted to sprawling on the floor these days instead of sitting cross legged, but that lunch was worth it. Guess I need to hit the gym and do some stretching. No, the tent wasn't plush. What really rubbed it in was that the trip started out in a 5 star hotel with every amenity imaginable. I have been toying with titling a blog Sleeping Around Egypt lol. 5 star bed, tent, train compartment, van- I have done it all.
25th February 2016
From Another World

Another world
So glad we've shared this with you.
25th February 2016
From Another World

Ditto
I couldn't agree more.
25th February 2016

Desert
It is just amazing to be out in a desert ... A few weeks ago I was in the LIwa near Saudi border But in a luxury hotel surrounded by sand dunes. And a few months ago I was in Mojave and Death Valley ...... The landscapes and colours you see are just mind blowing...what great adventure you guys are having. Lynne
25th February 2016

Love the desert
Whether it is in a luxury hotel or tent outside, the beauty of the desert never fails to impress. I'm glad you have enjoyed them lately. If you are back in CA, give a shout.
26th February 2016

Just caught up with your adventure. The photos are great! Since I know that I will never leave my homeland, I truly appreciate your blog. It's from a "normal" persons life, not a scripted perfect life perspective. Thank you so much!!
28th February 2016

White Desert
Hey there, I am a friend of Dave and Merry Jo's. Fun to read your blog as well. I loved the photo of the desert showing the size of the formations compared to the truck.
5th February 2018
Chicken and the Mushroom

Lol. This picture popped up and made me laugh. Trust a chef to see a chicken and a mushroom in these rock formations!
6th February 2018
Chicken and the Mushroom

You brightened my day
Thanks Andrea. That is what they really are called. I was simply the one thinking of what I would cook with them if I could.

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