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El Seboukha St, Siwa, Matrouh Governorate 51714, Egypt
The grounds of the Adrere Amellal where, for one precious day and night, I was the only guest in the entire 40-room lodge (five visitors from France arrived on day two...) The impossible silence each night, coupled with the multiple and even more...
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Market Square Main Gate Fortress of Shali Siwa, Qesm Siwah, Matrouh Governorate, Egypt
Just when I thought my time in the desert couldn't get much better, Abdallah stops by his organic farm to pick me some olives from his grove. They're curing in brine nicely on my kitchen counter, offering me a sweet memory of my days in Siwa each...
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Siwa Oasis, Qesm Siwah, Matrouh Governorate, Egypt
Perhaps it takes a trip to the middle of nowhere, somewhere like Siwa, to remind oneself of their insignificance in this big, beautiful world. And of how truly important one thing is: having gratitude. The desert allowed me to stop for a moment...
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Siwa Oasis, Qesm Siwah, Matrouh Governorate, Egypt
Siwa is a desert oasis in the heart of Egypt's Great Sand Sea, just 30km east of the Libyan border. Traditionally constructed of sand, salt and mud, many of the town's buildings literally melted away in the torrential rains of 1926, leaving behind...