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The very word “Oasis” conjures a string of images-swirling sands, blue-veiled Tuaregs, mirages, the thirsty caravan stumbling into a pool of sweet water set amidst swaying palms.
Egypt is only just waking up to the marvels that fringe her Red Sea Coast, the eastern coats of Sinai, and the handful of scattered islands offshore. Snorkeling and scuba diving are becoming increasingly popular with young Egyptians as more hotels and facilities are opened up.
When you think of a mummy what comes to mind? Most of us usually picture an Egyptian mummy wrapped in bandages and buried deep inside a pyramid. While the Egyptian ones are the most famous, mummies have been found in many places throughout the world, from Greenland to China to the Andes Mountains of South America.
Egyptian cuisine’s history goes back to Ancient Egypt which carries many flavours of the East. Egyptian cuisine reflects the country’s melting pot history. Native cooks who use local ingredients have modified Greek, Turkish, Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian traditions to suit Egyptian budgets, customs and taste. We would like to briefly introduce the local cuisine so you will not only explore a beautiful country but also enjoy wonderful tastes of Egypt.
Egypt is such a big and varied country that it’s hard to know where to even start describing its best, most intense, and most satisfying places and moments. It offers everything, from sunrise in the desert on the edge of the Great Sand Sea, to sunset over the granite mountains of the Sinai where they meet the shimmering azure of the Red Sea, to trailing your fingers in the cool waters of the Nile from the back of a felucca after a day of exploring underground tombs.
The Bedouin are simply the best people in the desert. The Bedouin attitude to the desert isn’t sentimental. It’s more like that of a coastal dwelling sailor or fisherman to the sea. He may even profess ‘to hate the desert’ but this is just a talk. The desert is in their bones and they are brought up to enjoy its bounty, its freedom and to respect greatly its dangers.