Experiencing Oasis Culture (plus Obama-mania in Cairo) June 7th 2009 I have been patiently waiting to find the right time to travel to this remote oasis located in the Western Desert of the Sahara, only 40 km away from Libya. When I found out in May that my friend from high school, Mushi, was planning to visit me in Egypt, I knew right away that we needed to make the journey to Siwa.
After running late and being stuck in horrendous Cairo traffic on the way to t ... 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