Green Mint Tea and Beduin Carpets at Mersa Matruh, Egypt

Green Mint Tea and Beduin Carpets at Mersa Matruh, Egypt.

Each time I’ve visited Siwa Oasis, located in the Libyan Desert, I’ve stayed a few days at the small, picturesque Mediterranean town of Mersa Matruh – made famous as the camp of Rommel, ‘The Desert Fox‘, of WWII fame.  My trips there were in the early 1980′s, and at that time the town looked like this:

Mersa Matruh during World War II; in the early 80's the town had not grown far beyond this.  Source:  Univ. of Wellington

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With a group of BaTwa (pygmy) women potters, with whom we've worked to enhance production and sales of their wonderful pots - fantastic for cooking and serving. To see the 2 blogs on this work enter 'batwa pots' into the search engine located just above this picture. Blog entries throughout this site are about Africa, as well as about the Middle East and life in general - reflecting over 35 years of work and research in Africa and the Middle East – Come and join me!
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3 Responses to Green Mint Tea and Beduin Carpets at Mersa Matruh, Egypt

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