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August 24, 2008 1:12 PM   Subscribe

10 Incredible Ancient Oases.
posted by homunculus (21 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
More eye candy from the same site: 4 Amazing Ancient Cities of Color (previously) and 3 More Amazing Ancient Cities of Color.
posted by homunculus at 1:13 PM on August 24, 2008


Great photos; I especially liked the Farafra ones. Thanks for the post!
posted by languagehat at 1:38 PM on August 24, 2008


Wonderful post. Thanks. I especially liked Huacachina Oasis. Wikipedia has some Oases, even more by country.
posted by IvoShandor at 2:22 PM on August 24, 2008


It is a mirage.
posted by clearly at 2:24 PM on August 24, 2008


[this is good]
posted by Busithoth at 2:27 PM on August 24, 2008


What, no photos at midnight?
posted by bwg at 3:46 PM on August 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


LOLIbex
posted by homunculus at 4:34 PM on August 24, 2008 [3 favorites]


My time at the Siwa Oasis is and will always be one of the most amazing experiences of my life. And if you go, try to stay here for at least two or three days. It's an amazing ecolodge... entirely candle-lit and made of mud. The other guests can be a bit snooty but it's totally worth it. And go on a jeep safari through the Sand Sea. You'll remember it until the day you die. Okay, well, I will anyhow. I mean, I'll remember MY trip. I won't remember yours...
posted by miss lynnster at 4:59 PM on August 24, 2008


...the least technologically advanced Oasis in the country

Well I'm fucking well not going there then
posted by mattoxic at 5:18 PM on August 24, 2008


What are these sorta fox-like things called?
posted by doctor_negative at 5:30 PM on August 24, 2008


One horrible modern Oasis.
posted by Effigy2000 at 6:09 PM on August 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


These are... fantastic. Siwa, in particular, inspires me with a hankering to visit it.

Thanks.
posted by rodgerd at 6:11 PM on August 24, 2008


What are these sorta fox-like things called?

Fennec?
posted by jamjam at 7:50 PM on August 24, 2008


Cool link and a special shout out for the Mzab. Great folks there!
posted by darkstar at 7:57 PM on August 24, 2008


These are... fantastic. Siwa, in particular, inspires me with a hankering to visit it.

You *should.* Okay, this is a self link but here I loved that place... so here are some of the photos I took. And here are more, including the ecolodge.
posted by miss lynnster at 8:10 PM on August 24, 2008


Jesus, another Cracked link?
posted by Bromius at 9:39 PM on August 24, 2008


What are these sorta fox-like things called?

I believe that's a Fennec Fox. Cute little guys!
posted by amarie at 10:02 PM on August 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


Wow. Good job on the preview, me.
posted by amarie at 10:03 PM on August 24, 2008


Jesus, another Cracked link?

What? Are you high?
posted by homunculus at 10:07 PM on August 24, 2008


Outstanding post.

You can almost smell the history in the older oases.
posted by Sphinx at 10:46 PM on August 24, 2008


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posted by homunculus at 11:35 AM on September 18, 2008


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