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Wednesday, September 27, 2000
Dahab, Egypt
Egypt's FlagSouthern Sinai's Flag

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

Today's Travel:
Country: Egypt
Region: Southern Sinai
Weather: Partial Sun

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1266
Linear Dist: 239714
Countries Visited: 70
Regions Visited: 268
More stats...
Hotels: 481
Friends / Family: 302
Camping: 130
Hostels: 261
Transit: 78
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4266

Journal Entry:
This morning we did out "stress test" - actually not ver stressful. All we had to do was swap all of our scuba equipment while buddy breathing (the two of us taking turns breathing from one regulator). Considering that we hadn't given it any thought ahead of time it went very smoothly. After the stress test we each had to do a rescue scenario (pretend to rescue a diver and give them mouth to mouth as their towed to shore), and I had to do my 100 meter tired diver tow for time. Slowly but surely we're finishing up all the requirements!

Spent the rest of the morning hanging out at Nesima. In the afternoon I went on a dive to Golden Blocks with Alex - I took the couple that had just been certified - so we kept it a lot shallower than the others. Not a bad dive but they went through their air very quickly.

In the evening hung out at the pool for a couple beers. I took a break to call Amy - so nice to hear her voice. Then it was back to the pool for more beers. Stacy and I ended up going back to the Chinese Restaurant with Jack, Lynn (and Nadia), Mick, Elizabeth, and Danja.

[Written from notes October 21, 2000]

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

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