All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘camel race’

Top Travel Tip: Breathe. They’re only Bedouins.

Egyptian Bedouins

That ubiquitous red and white keffiyeh seen so often on news reports these days, can for some people, give rise to a host of associations. Warranted or not, they’re there. But pushing through those associations and approaching the South Sinai with an open mind can reveal a host of cultural activities that’ll have you wanting to simultaneously; pack-it-in back home, …

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Ramadan Kareem!

Ramadan Kareem 2015

Just a quick post to wish all our Muslim friends a happy Ramadan. Those observing the Ramadan will fast from sunrise to sunset, until the Iftar or breakfast. The Iftar is often organised as communal meal with juices, soups, appetizers, mains and desserts. Fasters will often initially break the fast with a couple of dates and water or, sometimes, a …

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Adventures in Zalaga (The Legendary Bedouin Camel Race)

Camel race wadi zalaga

Every year, on the 10th January, hundreds of local Bedouins from the Muzeina and Tarrabin tribes hit Wadi Zalaga with their camels, Hiluxs, and best young camel riders (some under 10 years old) for an epic 30K camel race. Zalaga is cold in January. So cold, it snowed on our way up to the campsite. No matter, Mahmoud ‘Barracuda’ and his …

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