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Adrere Amellal is straight out of a traveler’s fantasy.

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It’s located in the Siwa Oasis in western Egypt and the setting is not to be believed.

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It is one the world’s last remaining oases and it’s filled with ancient ruins, rock formations, palm groves and salt lakes.

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In the middle of this, the Adrere Amellal was built as an ecolodge made up of renovated Siwan houses.

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All the furnishings are made locally using natural materials and traditional design.

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Meals are made from locally sourced food.

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And there is no electricity or phones.

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It’s all candlelight!

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Between the setting and the lodge itself, this has to be one of the most special places in the world.

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It seems impossible to me that a place like this actually exists and I’m dying to see it for myself. One day!

(Photos: Adrere Amellal)




Oh my goodness! What complete and utter perfection! We haven't been to Egypt yet, as we were saving it for a longer trip through the Near East in general, but now that we're in babyland perhaps we should consider just going sooner rather than later, as a longer trip might be a bit harder for a couple of years… *goes off to check flights*
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Oh my, the Andere Amellal looks absolutely amazing! Love the candlelight, use of local ingredients, architecture, I could go on and on! Thanks for sharing, I am adding it to my list!


hmm, I don't know what just happened to my comment, sorry.

What I meant was:

Oh….this kinda took my breath away. Your Traveling Thursdays are always beautiful, but this one is particuallarly stunning. I may have to add this to my future travel list.
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Oh my gosh, how beautiful is this place? Perhaps I would have had a better time in Egypt if I would have gone and stayed here instead of taking 18 hour train rides during Eid in 3rd class, and staying in hostels!!! One day I'll be back! Besides, I didnt' get to shop as much as I would have like in Cairo, they have some gorgeous antiques. This place is LOVELY!
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That is amazing! I've never, ever seen anything like it. Truly fantastical! I love these special Thursday editions, its like you are compiling the most fabulous travel guide evah! Thanks!
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ahhh, I'm dying to go to Egypt….how'd ya know?!! This looks like its straight out of raiders of the lost ark, just stunning pictures!
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Thanks, everyone, I'm really happy that you're enjoying Traveling Thursdays. I went back and forth about whether to start it or not so it means a lot to me that you like it.

Jennifer: Don't do that! 😉

Jacqueline: Thank you! I was hoping to introduce some new places to you all so I'm happy to hear that.

nkp: I hadn't thought about it that way but you're right, that's exactly what I am doing. :)


Love and dying to see this place too. It's not that far from Sweden and the flight tickets are affordable.

Thanks for bringing me there. This place is so much ancient feelings, huh? Hope you travel to the Philippines to the islands from North to South. You can find a one of a kind place too.

Have a wonderful day!

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How amazing! I just got back from our vineyard in Southwest Texas, no phone service… love being disconnected! Makes the holiday that much more relaxing.
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