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Monday, July 10, 2000
Dahab, Egypt
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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
Region: Sinai Peninsula
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1187
Linear Dist: 230218
Countries Visited: 70
Regions Visited: 264
More stats...
Hotels: 409
Friends / Family: 302
Camping: 126
Hostels: 261
Transit: 75
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4132

Journal Entry:
Went on a morning dive to The Canyon. It was a realatively deep dive (30 m / 100 ft) that I'd done before two years ago. The dive was a lot nicer than yesterday's - better visibility and just a fun route. The dive started on shore and had a gental swim down to a hole into a little cavern in the coral (30 m deep). From there it was a swim up into a larger cavern known as the "fish bowl" - very beautiful as the light comes in through cracks over head and strikes the thousands of little glass fish that hang out there - a living chandelier. Then swim up through another tunnel and exit on to the reef - the remainder of the dive is a pleasant swim back to shore exploring the shallower coral.

Checked email then spent the rest of the afternoon sitting on the beach reading my book (Tom Robbins' Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates). When Amy returned from her class we went for a swim, then went to the bar for a sundowner beer. Dinner was in town at one of the beach front cafes - a little disapointing. Amy wanted fish and she got to pick which one she wanted from the fresh catch, but then it took forever to come out.

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

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