Feb
02

A visit to the Sahara Desert again (this time in Egypt) in Photos.

“IN PHOTOS” is a series I will use to share many of the hundreds of photos I have taken during my travels. It is a series I have thought about for a while now, but did not want to start until I got back home from my trip. However after spending a week in Chefchaouen, Morocco I couldn’t wait any longer. “IN PHOTOS” will not have a set schedule like my “MUSIC MONDAY” or “PHOTO ROUND UP” series. “IN PHOTOS” will be a post with several photos with no limit. The only restriction this series will have is that it must be about a certain subject or theme. I will write a brief paragraph or sentence describing the subject or theme of the photos and then post the photos. I will label the photos (if you hover over them with your mouse you will see the label), but I will not caption the photos like I do on my blog post or on “PHOTO ROUND UP” with my thoughts. I want to use “IN PHOTOS” to share my photos and let you come up with your own thoughts about the images and hope you share them with me.

If you have been following me for a while you know that during my time in Morocco I had my ups and downs and was going to go home. You know it was Ms. Sahara herself who saved me. You also know I fell in love with her and fell hard. I fell so hard I wrote her an open letter. Oh & yes it was in that letter I let Sahara know she is a women. Well as you know I am now in Egypt and I knew that Ms. Sahara crosses all of Northern Africa from Morocco to Egypt (it really does check out a map). So you know I was not going to leave Egypt with out visiting her again. So I made my way from Cairo all the way to little Siwa Oasis near the border of Libya. Last time it was so romantic and well this time I wanted to go crazy. I decided a short 4×4 and sand boarding adventure would be just enough to feed my addiction. Before I let you continue I am going to briefly tell you why I love the Sahara Desert so much.

Imagine being in the middle of no where with billion upon billion of particles of sand for as far as you can see. Now imagine being in the middle of no where and looking around and not having any idea at all in which direction to go to because it all looks the same. It’s dunes after dunes and even more dunes. Every once in a while some rock formations, but even after a bit they too look the same. As you look around you see the dance the sand does with the wind. The wind shapes the many curves and ripples of Ms. Sahara and then sun give shadows to all the curves. It’s like a never ending pattern of amazing-ness. Well that is what it feels like to be in the Sahara and that is why I love it. It’s a sea of sand that comes from millions of years ago. The scary part is that it actually was once under the sea. As for describing the feeling you feel when you are there surrounded by it… I just can’t because no words in any dictionary can correctly describe that feeling. It is something you must experience for yourself to understand. For now you can enjoy these photos to get a taste of it.

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Hope you enjoyed the photos & I hope you share your thoughts below.

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Comments

  1. Fantastic photos Jaime, I can feel the dry heat radiating off of them 😉
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  2. Oh my gosh! These pictures are absolutely AMAZING!

  3. And your description of Ms. Sahara is so beautiful! I think you have truly captured the essence of a world traveler. The way you describe your love and passion for the places you visit is truly inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing a piece of your soul and letting us get to know you, a little more, through your wonderful blogs.

  4. These really are fantastic photos! I can’t wait until I get to go and hope my photos are have as beautiful as yours!
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  5. After a month roaming around Morocco, and this month in Egypt, I forget how “amazing” photos of the dunes look to everyone else. Maybe I should post some too. Cheers for the post and photos. Hope you’re enjoying Egypt!
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    • Oh Ian they are some of the most amazing photos… ever!!! I love the deset… just fucking love it and can’t get enough of it. Hope you are enjoying Egypt too~ I am loving it!

  6. These pics are insanely amazing!!! But wait sea shells in the desert!?!?!?!?!?!?!!??
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    • Thanks Andy & yup SEA SHELLS IN THE DESERT… it used to be under water millions and millions of years ago. So damn crazy… & just beautiful.

  7. What cool pictures. It is crazy to see the seashells and think that it used to be the bottom of some ocean. Actually while looking at the pictures I was wondering what is at the bottom of all the sand. Is it sand all the way down? But then that is my technical mind, gotta shut down and enjoy the beauty.
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    • Andrew it’s okay to think all those things, cus I do the same damn thing… When I am out there I enjoy the beauty but can’t help but think of a million things. Like what you are wondering… oh and then yes when you see the sea shells you are like WTF?

  8. These photos are gorgeous! Loving the ‘in-photos’ series so far.
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  9. Absolutely incredible!! These photos look amazing. Can’t wait to visit the Sahara desert one day – your posts really make us want to go to Egypt & Morocco now!!!
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    • Thanks Dani, I can’t wait for yall to visit the Sahara, it is just amazing… and breath taking. I hope yall make it to Egypt soon… it’s just amazing and right now not many people here!!!

  10. Gorgeous pictures Jaime! The sand dollar shells are a little crazy and unexpected. Glad you had such a great time!
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    • Thanks Ali, I know for real… they through me off too. I couldn’t believe it, but yeah this all used to be under water! Crazy to think about that.

  11. QueenBrain12 says:

    breath taking! I love them all. You make me want to hop on a plane now and join you.. eff it! lmao

    Stay safe and keep enjoying yourself on this journey.

    xoxo
    QueenB

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Eff it… do it!!! Ahh you will be able to eff it all when you get your passport at anytime you want…lol!!! Glad you liked the photos!

  12. Fatimah says:

    I remember while living in Cairo, how many times I went to the desert however, not out as far as you have traveled.
    it was a dream of mine however, only stayed around the Pyramids.
    thank you for your photos journey I did enjoy it .

    Fatimah

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thank you Fatimah, I am glad you enjoyed the photos. I can’t wait to go back to Egypt and when I do I want to live in the desert.

  13. Great photos! Perhaps the shells were from the global flood in the days of Noah. Even Mt. Everest has shells on it.

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