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Saturday, May 9, 1998
Siwa to Cairo, Egypt
Egypt's FlagMatruh's FlagAlexandria's FlagNile Valley's Flag

Cairo, Egypt:
Latitude: 30° 3' 48" North
Longitude: 31° 14' 23" East
Altitude: 476 feet
From Seattle: 8313 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Sun

Today's Travel:
Country: Egypt
Regions: Matruh, Alexandria, Nile Valley
Start: Siwa
Stop 1. Marsa Matruh
Stop 2. Alexandria
End:Cairo, Egypt
Linear:474 miles
Weather: Sunny / Rain

Available Photos:

The Shali Siwa, Egypt

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 394
Linear Dist: 99960
Countries Visited: 32
Regions Visited: 125
More stats...
Hotels: 86
Friends / Family: 98
Camping: 39
Hostels: 134
Transit: 37
Beers: 1507

Journal Entry:
Big traveling day. Caught the ten o'clock bus from Siwa. The big excitement of the ride was about two hours out of Siwa when the bus got a flat tire - delayed us for 45 minutes. Got to Alexandria around 7:30p. Caught a taxi to the train station, found the ticket window asked for a ticket to Cairo, he looked at his watch and said "now buy ticket on train", so I ran and jumped on the train while it was moving (praying that it was the right train). Got to Cairo sometime after 11. After seeing the sun all day through the desert and along the mediterranean I was surprised to get off the train and find it raining in Cairo. Took the metro to the hotel and a little before midnight finished the day's journey.

Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Cairo
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Egypt
CIA World Fact Book: Egypt

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