Rented bikes with Malise, Jeneve, Natalie, and Philippe (from dinner last night), and an Australian, Wayne. Spent the day biking around seeing everything. Saw the Temple of the Oracle, the Temple of Umm Obayda, Cleopatra Spring, Fantas Island (and spring), and the Shali (old fortress).
Had picnic at Fantas island, after we had a sheesha and then went for a swim in the spring. Walked around the old mud houses (dating back up to 800 years) under the Shali (old fortress). It's amazing people still live like this. We got invited into one house - it was amazing, the mud floor of the kitchen right next to the chicken coop was where food was prepared. The entire family slept in one room (mom, dad, the five girls, and the son). Later, after exploring the Shali, while walking around the mud buildings of old Siwa I noticed a perfectly bleached skull lying in three parts on the side of the road among the houses - definitely human and kids playing soccer next to it.
Had dinner and sheesha (twice in one day!), got to bed fairly late.