The next part of the journey was a day trip to Fayoum Oasis. Fayoum is not a true Oasis is situated south of Cairo and the name Fayoum comes from the Coptic word Phiom or Payomj which means lake or sea. It was actually a sea in ancient times. Today it is well known for finds of ancient whales.
I couldn't believe my eyes, but it was true enough. The energy of the place was amazing, it really had the feel of a seaside town.
The story goes that
There is also a camp where you can stay, but this was not to be for me this time. I didn't really know what to expect, so to see the waterfall was once again an absolute joy. Again I don't know what happened to my photos of the waterfall, so have found something on the net to show you. When we arrived there were young Egyptians sitting fully clothed in the waters enjoying the coolness and the healing qualities that are said to be there. The waters are said to hold mineral salts that offer cure for psoriasis and other skin conditions. I didn't swim but did wash my face in it and it certainly made a difference...
I stood between two springs meeting in a fork and made the Alchemy Waters from Fayoum, to bring Unity Consciousness and to hold the essence of the Papyrus of Lower Egypt and the Lotus of Upper Egypt, not to mention the healing powers of the waters themselves.
I had asked Amr where the water came from, meaning where did it travel from. He replied it came right from here, and Moses stuck in his staff and up sprang the waters. I tried to research that but found other areas for that story, but who knows, maybe it is true......
I feel a tour to Fayoum coming on when the time is right..
The driver needed a rest and then we headed back to Fayoum township for lunch at a delicious fish restaurant....yumm check this out - just a small piece of fish..... I don't think I have had such delights before, it was absolutely divine.
After lunch the driver was tired and lay his weary head down on one of the spare tables, so I gave him a healing... that knocked him out and so Amr wanted to experience one. I gave him one and he too needed to sleep. As we were leaving the restaurant the owner asked me if I would come back and give him healing next time, so I offered to do it now for him. He quickly agreed and pulled some tables out so he could lay on the table and receive LUXOR Light. He was unable to get up when it was time to leave and very appreciatively nodded thankyou and closed his eyes and drifted off as we left for Cairo so I could catch the plane to Luxor.
I had left my bag behind at Amr's home so we needed to go back to collect that before heading to the airport. It gave me a chance to have a shower and cup of tea which turned out to be a blessing because my flight was delayed 6 hours... typical Cairo! Anyway a cup of tea with Amr and his mum and one last look at the pyramids from his roof which is literally in his back yard!
This is the view of Giza Pyramid from Amr's rooftop
and there's always the kids....