Sights and Swimming at the Oasis
Trip Start Jul 07, 2011
187Trip End Jul 31, 2012
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We biked over to the Temple of the Oracle next. The story goes that when Alexander the Great arrived in Egypt in 322 BCE, he needed to seek out the oracle to determine whether or not he was supposed to rule Egypt. Obviously the oracle deemed his suitable for the job, but this was the place where that happened. Unfortunately, there isn't much left there and the place is pretty much in ruins. I'm not even sure how much restoration they could do on the place. Either way, it was still a really cool piece of history to see. We also stopped at an old temple dedicated to Amun, but that one was really in ruins. There was nothing to see there.
Our last stop for the day was the hot springs just outside of Siwa. It was a big open space that was significantly cleaner than the other springs we had visited. There were tons of local kids goofing around and playing in the springs. After biking back to Siwa Town, we had the afternoon off to relax and do some shopping. It's a really cute little town that I enjoyed being in.
We went out for a nice dinner tonight on a rooftop restaurant that overlooked the city. Chris and two other people in our trip decided to sample the camel stew as part of their dinner. It didn't go over that well with everyone.