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Sunday, May 10, 1998
Cairo, Egypt
Egypt'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: Transit - Cairo Airport

Today's Travel:
Country: Egypt
Region: Nile Valley
Weather: Sunny

Available Photos:

Street and mosque in Khan al-Khalili Islamic Cairo, Cairo, 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: 395
Linear Dist: 99960
Countries Visited: 32
Regions Visited: 125
More stats...
Hotels: 86
Friends / Family: 98
Camping: 39
Hostels: 134
Transit: 38
Beers: 1507

Journal Entry:
In Cairo tonight, but catching an Czech Airlines, Flight 271 at 3:35am tomorrow morning (so night at the airport) to Prague. Lay over in Prague six hours then Czech Airlines flight 650 at 12:45pm to London. Should be in London tomorrow night.

Slept in. Went shopping for things to take home. Spent the morning early afternoon wandering the shops around Midan Tahrir (where my hotel is). Spent the rest of the afternoon in Khan al-Khalili, the shopping district of Islamic Cairo. Unfortunately (fortunately?) it's somekind of holiday and many of the shops / stalls were closed. The advantage is that things were much quieter and there were slightly less hassles than last time.

Went and had my final meal of kushari for a while...

I ended up keeping my hotel room for the day for half price (since I'll have to leave for the airport shortly after midnight). That way I have someplace to keep my luggage, take a nap, and take a showere before the flight.

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

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