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One of the highlights of our week in Egypt was our experience on the Bedouin Feast and Stargazing trip.  Before you’ve ridden a camel you imagine it to be similar to riding a horse.  It is not.  Those guys are tall and stubborn and for once in your life you’ll wish your ass was actually bigger.  But it’s really pretty hard to beat.  If you go to Egypt please promise me you’ll ride a camel, not on the road either, but in the hot, beautiful desert.

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Following the trek I discovered my bedouin trade value – 20 camels.  I will admit I was initially a little disheartened (I made a fine looking flat bread), however, subsequent volunteers were deemed worthy of 5 camels and some only chickens.  Suddenly I felt quite ‘valuable’ and with renewed energy we climbed up the rocky mountain to watch the stunning sunset and echo our shouts round the desert valleys.  This was Sayed, our guide, in his element.  I told him it was wonderful that after doing this trip likely countless times he still got so much joy from it and he told me it was because when our shouts echo he feels the strength of the group and is happy within.

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After a traditional feast round the fire (with some of my delicious and perfectly formed flat bread), Sayed shared bedouin stories and culture with us while we sampled the shisha.  I’m so sad I couldn’t capture what came next on camera for you but 3 telescopes that looked like they’d be NASA approved were set up for us and Heidi (ok, she was German, not bedouin) talked us through constellations, planets and the Milky Way.  I’ve never seen a sky like it and it boggled my tiny mind in the best possible way.

Thanks to Red Sea Holidays for kindly hosting us on the trip and to Sayed especially for making it truly unforgettable.  And if this isn’t enough of a photo overload for you there are even more in my Facebook album…

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You can see my look from the day in this post.

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19 Comments

  1. 27 Sep / 11:32 am

    so beautiful experience.thanks for sharing xxx

    • Thankfifi
      27 Sep / 5:20 pm

      thanks for reading 🙂

    • Thankfifi
      27 Sep / 5:25 pm

      Well prepare yourself for a tender derriere and a wonderful experience!

    • Thankfifi
      27 Sep / 5:25 pm

      thanks sara.x

  2. Gayle
    27 Sep / 8:00 pm

    WOW!!! Simply stunning x

    • Thankfifi
      28 Sep / 9:04 am

      thank you – the husband outdid himself 😉

  3. 27 Sep / 9:28 pm

    Wow, what a great blog, such a lovely and cool pictures. Love your style, it is amazing!
    Would you like to follow each other, will be glad to hear from you ;o)
    Olga
    http://www.impromp-two.blogspot.com

    • Thankfifi
      28 Sep / 9:05 am

      thanks olga

    • Thankfifi
      28 Sep / 9:05 am

      It was such an amazing trip – don’t normally do trips on holidays but SO glad we did this one

  4. Virginia
    28 Sep / 8:27 am

    Wow, the photos are awesome and as usual your outfits are amazing 😉

    • Thankfifi
      28 Sep / 9:05 am

      thanks so much virginia

  5. 28 Sep / 3:22 pm

    It really must have been an extraordinary experience and I’m so happy you made us part of it through your descriptive account of the day!!

    ps that flat bread looks so yummy!! Did you get the recipe? 😉

    • Thankfifi
      29 Sep / 10:15 am

      no sadly I did not but we make a similar one at home of plain flour mixed simply with warm water. Leave it for an hour or so in a ball then roll and dry fry in a hot pan.

    • Thankfifi
      30 Sep / 10:04 pm

      thank you so much – glad you enjoyed them

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