December 24th, 2007 – by: tj1777
Some shaky shots of the landscape from the bus
Today is a
long day of just driving - there is nothing planed to see for the day we only
have to get down south in Libya
using the one and only road in this area. This is a good way to see that Libya actually
is a pretty wealthy country. The road is in prime condition and considering how
little traffic there is in this part of the Sahara
you wonder why they actually build a surfaced road on such a long distance.
really mind the drive - I am back in the dessert my main reason to travel to Libya and I
like the landscape. It is not the most stunning dessert landscape ever but it
is ok and once in a while there is something interesting to see.
Now and again
there is a camel in the distance or close to the road - some dead but most of
them are still alive and well.
The hay truck in the middle of Sahara
stop for a cup of coffee there are several trucks with hay at the side of the
road - during the trip we had actually passed lots of them. It is a bit strange
to see them in the middle of the Sahara -
there is not any water in sight and it doesn't look like it had rain in days,
weeks or month. But still they drive hay around on there big trucks - it must
come from some oasis or wadies in the south of Libya. Then at the rest stop a
small pickup truck comes along the driver needs a rest. But in the back of this
pickup truck is some surprising passengers - a group of camels - here I thought
the camel were though animals walking alone in the dessert for days to come
from one place to the next always searching for water and food - and now they
are driven by pickup truck.
Well they are cute and they are suddenly the centre
of attention for everybody in our group they do make excellent models for us
Ok you two can you give us a proper pose?
comes to an end and we are getting close to the first of a series of nights
camping. This night is the super luxury camping night with huts, toilets and
showers - so it feels more like a hotel than camping. But hey it is Christmas
Eve tonight and for Danes this is the most important night during the Christmas
holiday. I really should phone home to wish my parents a merry Christmas - but
no town and no internet or anything like that - so I most give it a miss.
We are getting ready for diner in the restaurant. It
is on the top floor of the only two storage building in the area.
dress for the night is warm cloths like all other places in Libya there is
no sign of heating in the restaurant and the outside temperature is not all
that impressive. The diner for Christmas Eve is the traditional diner you would
eat at home all over North America and Europe.
Camel and couscous with a can of Pepsi - it seems like Libya is Pepsi
country you hardly ever see a can of Coke anywhere always Pepsi. The camel
actually taste really nice and is tender so it easy to eat with a spoon - for
some reason it seem like everything in Libya needs to be eaten with a spoon
hence it is really important the meet is tender
Thats is very nice - thank you