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goodbye egypt (rose)

Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | Views [891]

It was certainly never part of the original plan, but Egypt became our home for seven months. That glorious, sweltering first month in Siwa oasis, good times in Alex, Cairo and at the ecofarm in Ras Sudr, and then of course five heavenly months in ... Read more >

news report (rose)

Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | Views [1069]

I read the news today, oh boy. It seems the recent Tunisian troubles are spreading. For two days, the people here in Egypt have showed their anger at the rising food prices, high unemployment and governmental corruption at protests on the streets ... Read more >

streets of glue (rose)

Sunday, 16 Jan 2011 | Views [836] | Comments [2]

I won't call it a new year's resolution, as that would mean it had been broken before it had even begun, it being mid-January already somehow (where do the days go?) but I do intend to write this blog more often in 2011. I manage most day to find ... Read more >

rover roaming (rose)

Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | Views [877] | Comments [1]

For six days, eight of us drove south from Cairo, along the Bahariya oasis road, turning off after 200km into the desert. Like, properly into the desert. Like, not another living soul to be seen desert. (Well, for the most part.) Like, dunes and rocky ... Read more >

a reflective ride (rose)

Saturday, 20 Nov 2010 | Views [701]

For three all-too-brief days I took a yoga safari with El Salam Camp . There were 10 of us, plus our teacher Dakini, two puppies to be found a home, and four Bedouins to lead the way, tend the camels and make camp. It was a magic time, and couldn't ... Read more >

real life (rose)

Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | Views [1041] | Comments [4]

Dahab has sucked us in. Life here has become 'normal' as normal can be, though to be honest, like living in Brighton, 'normal' feels a bit like living one big holiday. We still have the luxury of not having a routine - of course that makes me slightly ... Read more >

work hard play hard (rose)

Sunday, 3 Oct 2010 | Views [1280] | Comments [1]

So it seems we're not too good at the road trip element of our road trip: too easily lured into life in beautiful places, and enjoying putting down some roots for a while. 'Nesting', some might say, but I say nay: merely 'resting'. We've now been in ... Read more >

3 punctures, 2 Koreans and a night under the stars (guest blog by alex)

Sunday, 12 Sep 2010 | Views [1609] | Comments [2]

Rose's great friend Al recently joined us here in Dahab for a week. Since we've been especially lax about writing the blog recently, he kindly stepped in and offered these words.   A flight full of idiots is worth it if you are greeted ... Read more >

a month in a moment (rose)

Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | Views [671]

Since leaving Siwa, we've crossed the entire width of Egypt, and now find ourselves on the Sinai peninsula, in the hippie hangout of Dahab. Like Siwa, but for very different reasons, it's the perfect place to chill out, settle and work for a bit, ... Read more >

a hectic and highly dramatic 48 hours (rose and huw)

Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | Views [607] | Comments [2]

ROSE:  Blissfully unaware and sinking fast into oasis life, we realised with a jolt that the measly one-month visas we'd been issued on entry were coming to an end. Just like in Libya, we had to apply for extensions. No matter, 'ma fish mooshkila', ... Read more >

highlights of a month living in siwa oasis (rose)

Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | Views [1587]

So, at the beginning of July (a long time ago now) we turned up in Siwa for three days and stayed a month. Why? Here's why. Exploring the aptly named Great Sand Sea I thought, seen one desert, seen 'em all, but each time we ventured out of the ... Read more >

a little piece of paradise (rose)

Saturday, 24 Jul 2010 | Views [728]

By the end of our first day in Siwa Oasis, instantly enchanted, we knew that we’d stay longer than the three days we’d planned. What we didn’t know was that time would start playing tricks on us: suddenly, we’ve been here almost three weeks, and ... Read more >

skegness revisited (rose)

Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | Views [619] | Comments [1]

We crossed the border into Egypt three weeks ago but we haven't moved far. Right now, in fact, although we're 600km away from Salloum by road, as the crow flies to the nearest point, we're just 80km from the Libyan border. The only thing between us ... Read more >

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