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After the stories of real or fake sadhus, here is my story about the real or fake Bedouins.

I have already written about my adventure in the shop near Hurghada Marina and later I went by boat with the glass windows to observe the reef.
After the boat trip, I went back to my hotel. I was rather in a hurry because I had a meeting with the resident and I didn't want to lose my lunch (you know, all-inclusive). I went quickly. When the taxi drivers see the women going, they stop offering the ride. I dismissed them but one stopped a few times and as he said, because of Friday we will take me to my hotel for 1 dollar. Finally, I agreed. He offered that the next day he will go with me to the real market in the old Hurghada and to Bedouins in the desert.

I didn't know what to do but my curiosity knows no limits. The next morning he came for me. I have already shown the photos of this market. I was really delighted. The real market with locals and no tourists.

Then we went to the Coptic Cathedral. I was lucky because I came at the end of the service and could observe peculiar scene. There was a queue of women and the priest, himself in a masque, gave them something from the cup - all in the same spoon. I rarely see the Coptic churches so it was interesting for me.
We were in the cafes to have tea and to talk with the owners.
Then we went 30 km out of Hurghada to the desert. I was a bit nervous on the way, as I didn't know where we were going. There was a kind of settlement there in the desert close to the mountains, with the nice structure looking like a dovecot. There was a big tent there. There were one Bedouin offering tea or coffee and two others. So I just sipped there my tea in a small cup and Beduins were talking with the driver, of course in Arabic. I wanted to take some pictures, so this guy went with me to show me a few old buildings, the sheep and goats, camels, there was a small garden, the well. He was very friendly. I took some pictures but he took quite many photos of me. Haha, so I was the star. I do not take any selfies, these are my only photos from Egypt.
After this time in the oasis, we returned to the hotel.

Were these men real Bedouins or not, I had fun and I took many nice photos, so this adventure ended well.

An Arabic-speaking nomadic people, the Bedouin live in the Middle Eastern and North African deserts, especially in Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, Sudan, Egypt, and Libya. As nomads, they have no fixed homes but travel continuously throughout the region. The Bedouins make up a small part of the total population of the Middle East and North Africa but use a large part of the land area.

See also two Workshops.
And from the GPS in my mobile it looks as I have flown above this place - see https://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Africa/Egypt/Inland/Red_Sea/El_Gouna/photo1600522.htm

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