As promised I am continuing with my tribute to Egypt and to Egyptian people. I chose Sahara (صحراء) for my photo story this time. Sometimes it is not difficult to learn some Arabic words: Sahara means desert in English. You will remember that now, right? :-)
Well, I always imagined that Sahara looks like this:
with travelers in big cars going through:
But then I was told there exists also black and white Sahara. Yeah, right!
I was not able to imagine this and I was eager to see both of them.
Therefore, I decided to go there at the first possible occasion. I traveled to Bahariya oasis by bus where my guide was waiting for me. After a nice lunch in his place we were finally on the way to Black Sahara. We climbed one of the mountains, our guide was not with us, it was Ramadan and he would not survive climbing up in such a heat without drinking water.
The mountain was quite steep and my shoes not really the climbing ones…
But it was worthy the view from the top was amazing:
This is a closer look to see why the “volcano” shaped mountains are black.
But fortunately Bedouins know cold springs and we went for a swim. It was very refreshing after our hike.
The White Sahara was breath-taking:
Especially when the stones started to change their color from white to yellow and orange with the upcoming sunset.
The sun was disappearing…
Stones’ color changed to pink…
It was time to find a place for our overnight stay and prepare dinner.
Our guides could finally eat and drink after a long day driving us around; and we enjoyed a cup of tea together with them after their prayer.
We shared leftovers of our dinner with foxes with long ears and it was time to say good night:
The day was over but other adventures awaited me the next day. I had something beautiful to look forward to but I did not know it yet:-)
To be continued…