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From Libya to Egypt and back (by car!) July-August 2010

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Post  Aisha Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:50 pm

As-Salaamu alaikum

InshaAllah I shall be posting some pics of my trip to Egypt. The best pics are of the Jabal Akhdhar area of Libya which includes an ancient site of Shahaat that show Greek and Roman ruins subhanAllah. In the springtime much of the area is very green but at this time of the year the green has mostly faded to sun-bleached yellow.
Here are a few pics to start off the journey! These were taken with a Sony Cybershot while the car was moving so you may notice blurriness in the lower part of the pics nearer to the camera.

One hour out of Benghazi and we are in the Green Mountains region - this is a tree-lined road in Al Marj:

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A little further and we saw these wonderful trees quivering in the heat of the midday sun (the foreground consists mainly of a harvested wheat or barley field :

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A bit further along and we can see a shepherd's tent in the field:

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Post  Aisha Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:21 am

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Another tree-lined road in Al-Marj:
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Water-melons being harvested (not very wonderful shot because of the motion of the car):

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Passenger side window view of the countryside:
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This is a link to a pic of a herd of camels and two ponies in the green mountains (jabal akhdhar):
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Post  Zaza Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:05 pm

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mashaAllah these pictures are beautiful sister Aisha.

barakAllahu feeki for sharing pompoms















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Post  Mabsoota Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:51 am

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MashaAllah sister Aisha, your journey must have been a very scenic one. Love the tree lined roads subhanAllah. Looking forward to more of your pics.

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Post  Aisha Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:17 am

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Jazakum Allahu khairan dear sisters. smile If you have enjoyed the pics so far then I know you will not be dissappointed in the others that are to follow inshaAllah. icon_wink

The bridge at Wadi Al-Kouf
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View from the bridge (Wadi al-Kouf) - you can see a large cave on the opposite mountain.
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We actually parked and got out of the car at this next spot

Shahat (Cyrene) (for info try googling Shahat / Cyrene Libya)

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Post  Zaza Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:05 am

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Masha Allah these are beautiful sister Aisha, and you took all these pictures from a moving car. I bet your husband had to slow down a bit. wink

Keep them coming.















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Post  Aisha Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:56 pm

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The last four pics were taken of a famous Libyan landmark and so we parked and got out of the car to take in the view and a few pics. Actually we took the scenic sea and mountain route to visit this particular landmark and natural beauty of the Jabal Akhdhar (green mountains). We usually travel the desert route to save approx 2-3 hours driving time. This was the first time for me to visit this area after many years of living in Libya subhanAllah. InshaAllah I will add a few more pics smile





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Post  Aisha Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:11 pm

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Travelling down the hill you can see that the road is passing through the ancient ruins. The hill is full of small cave-like dwellings that have been cut out of the rock subhanAllah :
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Some close-up pics of the dwellings (pics taken from the passenger-seat of the car):

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In this pic you can see a beautiful Fig tree to the left of the screen:
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Some interesting details here. like the round 'window' smile :
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View up the hill from the road (one of my favourite pics):
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To be continued inshaAllah. icon_wink
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Post  Aisha Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:20 am

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Young trees amongst scattered ancient ruins:
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Post  Zaza Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:14 pm

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Masha Allah these pictures are lovely. Love

I love the cave-like dwellings. Reminds one of the people of Thamud.

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Post  Aisha Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:36 pm

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I will post some new ones soon inshaAllah. Alhamdulilah we just got back from another trip and actually visited these dwellings today (I was told today by my husband that they were originally built as tombs!) I need to do some more research inshaAllah. cool



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Post  Kish Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:04 pm

wa alaikumu salam

Dear Sister Aisha,

Road trips are wonderful! I have always enjoyed them. They are very relaxing. Wow! How many miles or kilometers was that round trip?

I love the pictures. Ma sha Allah! Looking forward to pics from your present trip. inshallah

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Post  Guest Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:14 pm

Assalamu alaikom

Masha'Allah what a trip! Thanks for sharing the pictures.
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