Report and vocabulary
The Siwa Valley is a remote oasis in western Egypt.
Here you can find a hotel made entirely of salt.
The building materials come from the shores of lakes like this one. The crystals are used for food while the rocks are turned into bricks by artisans.
Small sculptures, the walls and even the beds are made of salt.
But doesn't it dissolve in water? Workers at the hotel say it's resisted the rain so far. So, no need to take this story with a pinch of salt.
fertile area in the middle of a desert
edge of a lake, sea or river
natural mineral substances which are clear
craftsmen; workers who are good at producing objects with their hands
- take with a pinch of salt
believe something only partly because it might not be 100% true