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Thursday, September 14, 2000
Dahab, Egypt
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Dahab, Egypt:
Latitude: 28° 29' 27" North
Longitude: 34° 31' 29" East
Altitude: 17 feet
From Seattle: 8597 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Yasmina

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

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The moon on the water Dahab, Egypt

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1253
Linear Dist: 239758
Countries Visited: 70
Regions Visited: 268
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Hotels: 468
Friends / Family: 302
Camping: 130
Hostels: 261
Transit: 78
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4239
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Journal Entry:
In the morning we did out swim tests in the hotel pool (a 400m swim, and an 800m snorkel). On our lunch break we moved hotels. We like Mohammed Ali's, but the lack of A/C is preventing us from getting enough sleep - something that's just not worth the $3 savings. The hotel we moved into (Yasmina) is totally deluxe - very nice room with a fridge, TV, phone, hot water, a balcony, and air-conditioning! In addition we get breakfast and there is a nice swimming pool. All for less than $3 more a day!

In the afternoon we listened to lectures, then spent the afternoon in the water with Jack's open water class - the first two confined water sessions. Back at Nesima we took a couple more of our exams - with beer. Afterwards I went to chat with Amy - only to find out I was confused and she had been there yesterday! So I called, which ended up being big money, but well worth it. After talking to Amy I went back to Nesima and joined the usual suspects for beers at the pool bar. The moonrise was absolutely spectacular. I had dinner with Mark and Stacy at Aladdin's - good as usual. Back at the hotel it was with some difficulty that we figured out the remote for the A/C - but then it was off to sleep in cool bliss...

[Written from notes on 14 December, 2000]


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

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