Bahariya and Surrounding Deserts
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Matt and I joined two of my friends from the American University for a weekend safari.
Incredible rock formations, carved by desert winds
It looks like snow, but it's actually white sand.
Mike playing with shadows on the sand dunes
Meruta, our German friend, not too excited about 'walking like an Egyptian'
Not a bad place to camp, ehh?

That's Monsoor again, seemingly understanding my hackneyed Arabic.

The human-like formation in the middle is called 'Matt.'
Matt enjoying breakfast in bed - Bedouin style (beans, cheese, tomatoes)
Our driver and safari guide, Monsoor, during his afternoon prayer.
A palm date grove in the oasis at our base camp


My Egypt Journals

October 28, 2004. For one class, I’m taking a careful look at relative degrees of water scarcity in Egypt, the Sudan, and Israel and the impacts of future population growth in the region. The need to share resources between neighboring countries presents significant challenges to regional stability and as the problem of scarcity becomes more acute, the relative power structures between individual countries will likely be impacted as well.  I hope to shed some light on future power struggles while assessing these changes. 

The greatest thing about all of this is that...

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