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KHALIFA EXPEDITION                               
Khaled Khalifa
Bawiti Lotos-House
Bahariya Oasis, Egypt

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TOUR DESCRIPTION

These painting holidays are planned for people who want to work in a wonderfully
heterogeneous environment.

Each paints as he or she feels comfortable. No knowledge of painting is necessary.

Simply to surrender to the colors in such a landscape is fully sufficient. Naturally trained
artists are also welcome. Each can learn from on another.

Umm El Dabadib lies approximately 25 miles (40 km) outside of the Kharga Oasis, in
the middle of the desert.

It is a very special place: in Neolithic Times it contained a sea and between 5,000 and
8,000 years ago waterfalls bubbled from springs in the mountains to the east.

The ingenious water system of the Persians later brought the needed water to the plain.

The Romans built a fort and constructed the aqueducts which are still celebrated. Umm
El Dabadib has been settled many times. There the first persecuted Copts sought
refuge.

Near the ruins of the fort you can yet see the remains of a church. The Eremites
passed years of loneliness here in caves. There are also graves in which you can
discover mummy remains.  

You can paint, read, write, or simply enjoy yourself in the shadows of huge 2000+ year
old acacia trees. The surroundings, with their golden-sand crescent dunes, the
mountains over which the wind blows sand from the long Abu Muharrik dune chains
toward the west will enchant you.

Here you will overnight in a sleeping bag in tents or under the glorious heaven of stars.

You will enjoy all meals with constantly changing fare.

During the day you can paint, walk, hike or simply linger. In the evenings let us sit
around the campfire and enjoy the comradeship with singing, dancing, listening to
stories….

After 7 days you will wend slowly back to civilization.

The return trip travels through the oases and the White Desert to Cairo and Bahariya
in the 4x4 Land Cruisers.

Subsequently you will travel by minibus to Cairo.
Khalifa Expedition - Program - Painting in Umm el Dabadib
Khalifa Expedition - Program - Painting in Umm el Dabadib
Khalifa Expedition - Program - Painting in Umm el Dabadib
Painting in Umm el Dabadib
Painting in Umm el Dabadib
Painting in Umm el Dabadib
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