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Monday, July 3, 2000
Cairo to Dahab, Egypt
Egypt's FlagNile Valley's FlagSouthern Sinai's Flag

Dahab, Egypt:
Latitude: 28° 29' 35" North
Longitude: 34° 31' 2" East
Altitude: 12 feet
From Seattle: 8596 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Auski Camp

Today's Travel:
Country: Egypt
Regions: Nile Valley, Southern Sinai
Route: Bus: Cairo - Sharm el-Sheikh - Dahab
Path:Cairo - Dahab, Egypt
Linear:231 miles
Weather: Mostly Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1180
Linear Dist: 229906
Countries Visited: 70
Regions Visited: 262
More stats...
Hotels: 402
Friends / Family: 302
Camping: 126
Hostels: 261
Transit: 75
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4126

Journal Entry:
Got up way to early and caught a taxi to the bus station. It turns out that our hotel gave us the wrong departure time - the bus to Dahab leaves at 8:30, not 6:30. So we ended up sitting around with our gear. The bus was not fast and took us via Sharm el-Sheikh so it ended up being a long, nine hour drive - through absolutely desolate country. There were some interesting bombed out buildings and bunkers - those and the extensive trenches must be remnants from the Israeli conflict. By the time we got to Dahab we were starving (hadn't eaten all day). I managed to find the same camp I stayed in before and we got a very basic cement room. Checked out the diving school and arranged for Amy to start her open water certification tomorrow morning. Walked the length of the bay and found a good beach cafe for diner. Had a couple well deserved beers at a local happy hour then went back to the hotel fairly early as Amy has to start studying.

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

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