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Sunday, October 1, 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: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1270
Linear Dist: 239714
Countries Visited: 70
Regions Visited: 268
More stats...
Hotels: 485
Friends / Family: 302
Camping: 130
Hostels: 261
Transit: 78
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4273

Journal Entry:
We were hoping to jump on a guided dive, but it was a mad house at Nesima and all the taxis to dive sites were full. After hanging out for a couple hours we finally arranged a ride to the Lighthouse with Jack's open water class. I've never dove deep there so it was something a little different. It was actually a nice dive, but even a hundred and ten feet down you could still see the crowds up shallow.

Stacy and I had a quick falafels lunch then caught a ride with Alex to Golden Blocks for another fun dive. Had another great dive - we made it a lot farther than I've ever gone before. We even found a wreck! Of a peddle boat... Unfortunately we didn't see the turtle that I've seen there before. Even worse when we got back to shore we found out that Alex's guided group had seen her.

I hung out for a while, then had a beer with the Nesima gang. Went to an internet cafe and had a nice chat with Amy. Both Stacy and I needed to get money out to pay our diving bill so we went to the Hilton for money & food. Of course it just happened to be TexMex night again... yummy!

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

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