The first words to learn in any language:
Yes = Aywa (eye-wa)
No = La or La-a (there is a hard stop at the end of the La, so it is La’ not Lah)
Common and useful words you are sure to hear, and will like to use:
Mumkin (moom-kin) = Maybe/possibly/Can I/Can you…
Insha-alla = God willing. Used whenever referring to something that has not happened yet. Get used to it, it is probably the most common word in the language.
Egypt is the oldest travel destination in the world. Egypt has been handling visitors for over 2000 years.
The pyramids were already thousands of years old when the Greeks first came to visit in Egypt . More than any other place on earth, Egypt has 5,000 years of history that can still be seen.
Basata, an ecovillage run by Sherif El-Ghamrawy and his wife Maria.
Basata is always booked on Egyptian holidays, so call ahead. But you can come anytime if you have your own tent.
“Basata” means simplicity in Arabic, and this place lives up to its name. The camp/ecovillage is right on the beach with two mountains on either side, so there are no other distractions. You can stay in mud brick bungalows, huts, or in your own tent. There is a main hut complex with kitchen facilities and a lounge area.
Travel through the desert with Samy Badri and his Bedouin friends and family. In Bahariya we are only around 37,000 people.