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Thursday, April 23, 1998
Dahab (Assalah), Egypt
Egypt's FlagSouthern Sinai's Flag

Dahab (Assalah), Egypt:
Latitude: 28° 29' 27" North
Longitude: 34° 31' 29" East
Altitude: 17 feet
From Seattle: 8597 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Auski Camp

Today's Travel:
Country: Egypt
Region: Southern Sinai
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 378
Linear Dist: 97707
Countries Visited: 32
Regions Visited: 120
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Hotels: 79
Friends / Family: 98
Camping: 39
Hostels: 130
Transit: 32
Beers: 1479

Journal Entry:
Rees took off for Cairo this morning. To avoid having to pack I opted to spend the exta $.75 to have the room to myself. Decided that my sinuses were good enough to start looking at diving. All the dive centers wanted me to take a refresher dive before letting me on a real dive (since it had been more than six mos. since my last dive - and I didn't have a log book). So after looking around I realized that to do the three dives I wanted plus the refresher dive it would only cost me $30 more to take the PADI Advanced course and I'd end up with five real dives and the certification upgrade. So I signed up for the class starting tomorrow (with the Fantasea dive center) and I was given a book to study and a worksheet to complete - Homework! Rest of the day was spent on the beach reading the course book. Went to happy hour with an even bigger than usual group (Americans, Australians, New Zelanders, and a token Brit). Dinner was back at the Shark Club.

Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Egypt
CIA World Fact Book: Egypt

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