Category Archives: Libyan border

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 … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-North, Egypt-Recent, Great Western Desert, History-Recent, Libyan border, Nile Valley | 3 Comments

The Sweet Dates and Bitter Olives of Siwa Oasis (Libyan Desert)

Siwa, the Oasis of Jupiter Amon: Recipes – found at the end of this blog: Spice Braised Chicken with Dates and Almonds Rice with almonds and dates (Ruz bil-loz wa bil-tamar) Brined Fresh Olives Some of my fondest memories of living and … Continue reading

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Posted in Alexander the Great, Cuisine, Food, Great Western Desert, History-Ancient, Libyan border, Macedonian conqueror, Middle East, Olive orchards, Recipes, Temple of Jupiter Ammon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments