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People watching

I get great enjoyment from sitting quietly aside from a crowd, watching people who are watching an event or are waiting for something to happen. There is a fascination in the intensity of their combined concentration, and wondering what they … Continue reading

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Bedouin wedding celebration, South Sinai

Yesterday I attended celebrations for a Bedouin wedding. I was the only foreigner. Being a foreign woman put me in the unique and fortunate position of being able to stay in both the tent of the men and the tent … Continue reading

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Bedouin gathering, Nuweiba

This slideshow relates to today’s other post https://siwasoul.wordpress.com/2012/10/17/bedouin-camel-race-in-the-desert-near-nuweiba/ short video of Bedouin music performance at the evening meeting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Sd6ZOChwQw&feature=youtu.be

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Bedouin camel race

Two posts today, covering two days of events in Nuweiba – this on the camel race, then see a slideshow of the Bedouin gathering at https://siwasoul.wordpress.com/2012/10/17/bedouin-gathering-nuweiba/ I was fortunate to attend these events; there were about 10 foreign tourists at … Continue reading

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Abdou – a special part of Siwa leaves us

Sad days here, despite the sun and crisp, bird filled mornings. Abdou, one of the Siwans best known to the tourists and foreign residents, and probably to everyone in Siwa, has died. Abdou opened the first restaurant here in the mid … Continue reading

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