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Tuesday, July 4, 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: Overcast

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1181
Linear Dist: 229906
Countries Visited: 70
Regions Visited: 263
More stats...
Hotels: 403
Friends / Family: 302
Camping: 126
Hostels: 261
Transit: 75
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4127

Journal Entry:
Amy woke up with a sore throat. She was supposed to start her dive class today but if she's going to have a cold she wouldn't be able to dive so we canceled the class and went back to sleep. She slept until fairly late then we went out and had a lunch at our camp down by the water. Ended up renting snorkel gear and spent the rest of the afternoon in the water. I was relieved to see that yes, the aquatic life here is as good as I remember it - the reef just outside our camp was fantastic - tons of coral, fish, and anemones and good visibility. Even saw some great scorpion fish. Luckily we didn't see any sharks as I think Amy is a bit nervous about them.

In the evening I left Amy and wandered down the beach checking on various dive shop's Divemaster courses. There must be thirty or forty shops here, and the courses vary accordingly. I found a couple that I thought would be good (and challenging) though of course they were the dearer priced ones. Back at our camp took a shower then headed for dinner. We had a huge meal at the Shark Club - my favorite place when I was here before, and quite possibly home to one of the worlds great milkshakes.

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

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