Camel riding into the desert.
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Today is our second day in Egypt. The previous day we signed to do some camel Riding. It was around 5 o'clock when we finally had to start our trip and catch the bus. As we began our trip we drove through the center of Sharm El Sheikh and head out of town into the sand and dirt. Before we could continue our trip we had to stop and do a passport check at a local stopping point. There were men with automatic rifles patrolling and they sent a man onto the bus to check everybodies passports. Everybody was good so we continued onwards. After another 20 minutes of driving we arrived at our destination.
There were a good quantity of camels for everyone to ride and a bunch of children to walk the camels as we rode them.
We decided to join some other travelers and walked up a sandy mountain (I dunno what it would be called) to watch the sunset. It was magnificently beautiful to watch the sunset (not to mention I saw my first and only cloud here). After the sun had finally set we walked back down to the bedouin camp and relaxed.
When the food was gone the locals brought us some hookahs with flavored tobacco to take some tokes off of as they started making music and danced around the fire. As everything was starting to wind down we started to gaze at the stars. I couldnt take a picture of the stars but it was the one thing that I said I will remember. Never in my life had I see so many stars in the sky. Our group leader was a Norwegian woman who is a star gazer and even she admits that she cold barely find any constellations because of the quanitity of stars. Nonetheless this was the end of our camel riding trip. It was a great experience (except for the sheep).