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Enter here to share Joni's adventures living and working in Cairo courtesy of the U.S. Fulbright cultural exchange program. Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and test of our civilization. - Mahatma Ghandi

1/13/2005

We stayed at the Al-Karm ecolodge, a Bedouin owned and managed facility started just a few years ago through an EU-financed protectorate conservation project. The “lodge” is a cluster of stone buildings built on the site of an older abandoned Bedouin residence. The architecture is drawn from an ancient indigenous style, updated with modern features like composting toilets and solar hot water for the shower rooms (no electricity). Guest rooms feature sleeping ledges piled high with foam pads and wool blankets (woven by local women from the hair of camels, sheep and goats) accented by simple, elegant touches of carved woodwork appearing in the form of mirrors, chairs and low tables. There are outdoor and indoor gathering places centered around firepits - necessary to ward off the frosty air - plus Bedu tents and palm-frond pavilions for lounging on hot days (not an issue for us). It is a lovely, peaceful retreat set in heart-stoppingly beautiful country.  Posted by Hello

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At 1:41 PM, Anonymous nousha said...

I'm glad u liked this place. I went there last year and I loved it :-)

 
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