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Saturday, September 16, 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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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1255
Linear Dist: 239758
Countries Visited: 70
Regions Visited: 268
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Hotels: 470
Friends / Family: 302
Camping: 130
Hostels: 261
Transit: 78
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4244
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Journal Entry:
Woke up from my alarm - not from the air-conditioning raining on me - a welcomed improvement. Stacy and I did a combination skill demonstration practice / fun dive. We walked down to Club Red and practiced our demonstrations on the sandy bottom in about six meters of water, then did a fun dive back to Nesima. There was nothing fantastic about the dive, but it was nice to finish off with a recreational dive. We spent the morning practicing with the tables and the wheel. I was reminded that I hate the wheel.

At lunch we went back to the Hilton and this time I was successful in getting money out. Also had a very expensive and poor lunch at a pub at the Hilton.

In the afternoon I went with Jack's open water class' first open water dive. It was very stressful as I spent the entire dive darting around grabbing students - they had no buoyancy control and my ears were definitely feeling the many accents. Spent the afternoon one homework and then beers by the pool. Then I successfully chatted with Amy on the internet. I had dinner with Jo and Cess, Stacy, and Stephen at the Indian restaurant. I've seen the restaurant there since I first came to Dahab two years ago, and I've always been tempted, but I've never seen anyone eating there. So I was a little scared, but it was great.

[Entry written from notes November 4, 2000]<\I>


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

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