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February 19, 2010

Beni Suef

Filed under: School,School trips — scotsabroad @ 6:26 am

Cairo has just returned from spending the last few days at an outdoor education centre at Beni Suef. The Mediterranean Centre for Sustainable Development Programs ( ) also goes by the much more pleasing name of, Kan Yama Kan Village. He had a great time. His photographs too.

We went fossil hunting using our toothbrushes to uncover rocks. I found two shells. Me and my friends uncovered a big stone that looked like a dinosaur’s head and neck. The whole place used to be underwater. We walked down to the River Nile and some people took some pictures and some people sketched. We built pyramids out of small limestone blocks like the one at Saqqara. I got really dirty. We planted trees in horse manure. Some girls didn’t like this but I didn’t mind because I used to smell this all the time in Scotland. We had a team challenge to get through a web of ropes and played dodgeball and football against our teachers. I rode a donkey. The centre was okay. I was in a room with three bunk beds and one single bed. I was uncomfortable but I didn’t get bitten by mosquitos. The showers were freezing! The food was okay and we roasted marshmallows on the campfire.



  1. Good photos Cairo – the trip will live in your memory for ever especially the cold showers and the smell of the horse dung!!!
    Grandad Fraser

    Comment by ianandlinda — February 19, 2010 @ 7:26 pm | Reply

  2. Cairo – sounds like a fantastic trip you had – but planting trees in horse manure – yuch! But eating toasted marshmallows sounds lovely. Well done for enjoying your first real trip away. x

    Comment by ianandlinda — February 20, 2010 @ 4:58 pm | Reply

  3. Well done Cairo you are a very good writer. Keep writing your blogs as they are very interesting.

    Comment by Gordon — February 23, 2010 @ 12:15 am | Reply

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