Alexandria to Siwa August 30th 2008 Saturday 30th August
What a day. We travelled from Alexandria to Siwa. Our first stop was Al Alamein battle field cemetery and Military museum, the cemetery was very beautiful, peaceful and well maintained. Reading some inscriptions on the headstones and being in the hot dry desert where the young Australian men had fought and lost there lives was a very moving experience.
The drive fol ... read more
Africa » Egypt » Western Desert » Siwa Oasis 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