The Siwan culture is changing in the souk. Satellite TV affects the views of the young and the easy money of smuggling over the border has made an effect on the few that work in the center and hang out in Abdu’s. But the gardens. They are exactly the same as they where the first time I came to Siwa in 2004.
They are timeless, using ancient gardening techniques with flood irrigation and date pollination. Come and spend a day or two in the gardens and you will drift back in time.