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Photos: Dahab

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Here’s some quick photos of Dahab as I think I will head over to Nuweiba tomorrow.

For Erica
This one is for you Erica. Yes, I am a lucky bastard.

Me, my juice, and a cat.
I believe this is number six on my itinerary with “M” taking the photo.

Cat ain't getting my food. Cat target
More of my fat cat. Got pissed off and pouted because I wouldn’t give him any of my food. He was a good target for throwing rocks at though. Just kidding Cinderella. He he he.

Breakfast "American"
Like my itinerary says I had breakfast every morning at 8am sharp. Alright, maybe 11am, but its still my itinerary.

Saudi Arabia
Thats Saudi Arabia right across the way. It would be cool to be able to go to Mecca. Would be swimming in virgins after that. Now, now, thats not me, thats Islam. Also, if you take a look at the ocean, where the water starts is the drop off, straight down to about 10-15 meters with very nice reef. It extends through pretty much the whole side of the ocean. At high tide the top bar is covered but still only knee high.

Blue hole Blue hole Blue hole 3
The Blue hole which is just outside of Dahab. Pretty nice as the mountains run right down to the sea. I am kind of suspicious though as I thought the real Blue Hole was in Israel. It’s a really deep crater and there are side tubes that you can swim through if you are certified. Supposedly there are a video of a guy who went solo through the tubes, got disoriented, panicked, and drowned. This was all captured on video as he was taping his own dive/death. That ought to be pretty challenging to watch that video and then do the dive.

Response to Comments: Sorry so late

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Man, really sorry about not responding but here goes and thanks for commenting.

Snarky, Snarky, Snarky, are you sure that it possibly wasn’t you plaguirizing me. “Shingles”, now can you come up with cutesy names for my Syphilles, Gonorrea, Genital warts. (just kidding, I’m a one STD kind of guy.

Marisa- Sudan just might have been enough stress to kick it off. It also could have been going from the lowest form of travel to the lap of luxury in one hour Sudan-Egypt. It could be I am just plain getting old. My right shoulder is kind of aching a lot too, I think that comes from me being forced to throw curveballs and knucklers when I was like five years old.
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Dahab, Egypt: I am caught up but…

Thursday, September 20th, 2007
the kid next to me is playing Counter Strike. Must focus.... Stop looking at the other computer.... write. write. write.. Deep breath, think about dead kitties. Okay, were back on track. Dahab. Dahab. Dahab. Nope ... [Continue reading this entry]

Photos: Alexandria and Suez Canal

Thursday, September 20th, 2007
Alexandria strip Alexandria mosque [Continue reading this entry]

Suez Canal, a dream come true.

Thursday, September 20th, 2007
I don't know why, but I was really looking forward to seeing the Suez canal. Thats the canal that runs through the desert so big freighters can move between the Med and the Red Sea. How cool is ... [Continue reading this entry]

Cairo to Alexandria: A slice of Roman

Thursday, September 20th, 2007
I did end up staying for over a week in Cairo. The hostel bumped me as I was staying in a four bed room by myself. They got some reservations and boom kicked me out, Egyptian hospitality. ... [Continue reading this entry]

Photos: Cairo, Egypt- Giza Pyramids and Sphynx

Thursday, September 20th, 2007
Dan and me Dan the Aussie and me with the Pyramids in the distance. [Continue reading this entry]

Cairo, Egypt: The completion of the Cape to Cairo route.

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007
Although bus rides tend to be pretty un-interesting, it did give me an opportunity to be surprised to see the Pyramids of Giza looming over Cairo. Beyond that we arrived in the dust and smog ridden capital. I got ... [Continue reading this entry]

Aurgghhh I’m stuck….

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007
After completing my visit of Luxor in a record time of 8 days, I felt it was time to get moving. In pretty much eight days, three and a half days with perhaps 1-3 hours of each day dedicated ... [Continue reading this entry]

Photos: Luxor, Egypt East and West Bank

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007
Luxor and a cruise ship An overview shot of Luxor, the Nile, a Cruise ship, and the West bank where I rode off into the desert ... [Continue reading this entry]