March 30, 2018 in Africa, Destinations, Inspiration, Middle East, Traveltips by Sunny Jansen

Listening to the voice of the desert

March 30, 2018

I love deserts almost as much as I love oceans. That is one of the reasons I keep traveling to Egypt. The unique mix of faraonic culture, the magical Red Sea and vaste deserts keeps calling me. There is so much to explore above and under water: the beautiful coral reefs around Marsa Alam, Dahabs legendary dive sites, Nuweiba’s White and Colored Canyon, the spectacular Western Desert, impressive monuments like Abu Simbel. Exploring the oases Fayoum, Bahariya, Farafra, Dakhla and Kharga means traveling through the most beautiful desert scenes.

For everyone who thinks the desert is just a lot of sand with some sand dunes, here is an impression of my desert trips to show you how stunning and diverse the Egyptian desert really is. The vast sage desert undulates with almost imperceptible tides like the ocean. It’s a magical place where the silence is so overwhelming that you can hear your own thoughts and, if you listen closely, the voice of the desert. The silence and space sooth your soul and being in the desert for a longer time feels like dreaming with your eyes wide open. Wandering through the desert gives you time to dream and time to be which creates a peaceful flow of natural rhythms. A haze of mystery makes the desert a fascinating place. In this amazing sea of sand you will get to know yourself. Trust me, the desert never ceases to amaze you.

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