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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 I ain’t cutting and pasting as Dahab should not be experienced as a lecture. One must experience it for yourself.
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Photos: Alexandria and Suez Canal

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Alexandria strip Alexandria mosque Alexandria 1
Just a beautiful city. Make it top three.

Bibliotecha Statue on the waterfront Alphabet soup Alphabet all
One of the things that the Egyptian government invested in was to make Alexandria one of the brain baskets of the world as it used to be. The Bibliotecha was a key figure in that. One of the most interesting parts I found to be was the hierglyphics engraved into the outside wall which represent every known alphabet that has existed. Sort of where they got that Superman section in Smallville with Christopher Reeves.

Suez canal Suez sunset
These are of the Suez canal. Since there were no big boats, the closest that I could come was this catamaran. Just not quite the same. The other is a Suez sunset over the shipyard. Whoopee. Not a lot of photo ops there with no ships. Sorry.

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]

Luxor, Egypt: Part three, hey its not my fault its so big

Monday, September 17th, 2007
I did do two full days of nothing but not much to write about there. I did finally decide that I needed to get the west side out of the way. Now, I was in kind of a ... [Continue reading this entry]

Luxor, Egypt: Part deux and Snarky and airconditioning

Monday, September 17th, 2007
After doing some colossal site seeing, I was pooped but happy at my progress. I figured that would be my second change to my usual pattern of traveling. On the first day of arrival I would do the ... [Continue reading this entry]