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Rural life - Siwa oasis, Egypt  
   

Rural life - Siwa oasis, Egypt

The Oasis

December 30th 2002
Christmas Eve in Alexandria saw me stroll along the Mediterranean eating considerable amounts of ice-cream, and it afforded me the opportunity to walk to the site of the Pharos Lighthouse, the fifth of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World I have visited. My final journey in Egypt was about to commence and it would take me to a place I had heard much about. So on Christmas Day, I boarded a bus ... read more
Africa » Egypt » Western Desert » Siwa Oasis

Egyptian Flag The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C. and a ser... ... read more
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