Egyptians slide on salt in lieu of snow

This is not snow

Location: Port Fouad, Egypt

These are actually salt hills

This site became popular with local tourists

after one Egyptian posted a picture sliding down the hills

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) STUDENT, SAMAR HAMDY, SAYING:

"It looks like snow. When we post our pictures online, people from outside of Port Said think we have traveled to a place where it is snowing. It is a very lovely place."

The salt crystals will be exported abroad

and will be used to melt ice