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T+L Editors' Favorite Road Trips: Egypt

Courtesy of Adrien Glover


A few years ago my husband and I drove from Cairo via Alexandria (where we stopped to see the incredible new library) into the Western Desert to Siwa, an oasis renowned for its delicious dates, not far from the Libyan border. We passed wild camels en route to the most incredible place I’ve ever stayed, Adrère Amellal. The Berber-style eco-lodge, built out of rock salt and clay, had no electricity. At night, pathways magically appeared by lantern formation, and beeswax candles lighted our room. We were hundreds of miles from civilization on the edge of the Great Sand Sea. I’d never seen a clearer sky. It was crazy romantic.

—Adrien Glover, deputy digital editor


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