topics: Alexander the Great, history, Greek and Egyptian antiquities, black market, Pharos, Fort Qait Bey; jump to dispatch

BikeAbout Log

At 6:00 PM
previous day's journalNovember 29–30, 1997next day's journal
Sunrise (local): 6:40 a.m.
Sunset (local): 4:58 p.m.
75°F sunnywindy
Traveled Since Nov. 28
0 mi / 0 km

1217 mi / 1960 km
Lat: 31° 12' 04" N
Lon: 29° 53' 53" E
Elev: 0 ft / 0 m

[Webmaster's note: This dispatch covers the days from November 29 to November 30. The almanac data refers to November 30.]

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Alexandria click to view a map
Where We're Staying: Hotel Union
Places We Visited: Greco-Roman Museum, Roman Amphitheater, Pompey's Pillar, Fort Qait Bey
Featured Site: Greco-Roman Museum
Person of the Day: Alexander the Great
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: street potatoes click to view a photograph
Breakfast: Egyptian pastries, real Brazilian coffee
Lunch: random street-side nibbles
Dinner: salad, soup, pasta, chicken, rice and vegetables
Olive Count: 1172
Word of the Day: Iowa click to hear an audio clip means "yeah" or "OK" Arabic.
Tech Fact of the Day: Black market and "Duty-Free" shops
Flat Count (Cumulative): 3
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 17
Go to Previous Journal PageGo to Next Page

Next Stop: Zagazig!

View Rider Notes

BikeAbout Itinerary & Journal Discussion Groups About Egypt eDscape Projects BikeAbout Scrapbook
Discussions About

About BikeAbout Mediterranean Journey BikeAbout Partners Resource Library

InTouch Communications Services

Internet access while in Egypt was provided by InTouch Communications Services.

Daedalus Design Group Computer Curriculum Corporation Compaq

Copyright 1997-2004 BikeAbout. All rights reserved.