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At 6:00 PM
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Sunrise (local): 6:30 a.m.
Sunset (local): 4:50 p.m.
78°F sunny
Traveled Since Nov. 30
81 mi / 131 km

1298 mi / 2091 km
Lat: 30° 35' 25" N
Lon: 32° 16' 50" E
Elev: 0 ft / 0 m

[Webmaster's note: This dispatch covers the days from December 1 to December 2. The almanac data refers to December 2.]

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Zagazig (12/1) / Ismailia (12/2)
Where We're Staying: Hotel Araby (12/1) / Hotel Isis (12/2)
Places We Visited: Bicycle-only day — no visits
Featured Site: Zifta/Mit Ghamr Bridge over the Nile click to view a photograph
Person of the Day: People of Egypt click to view a photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: fruit cocktail!
Breakfast: bread and fried-cheese sandwiches
Lunch: kushari
Dinner: kofta, roast chicken, pinto beans, rice, and salad
Olive Count: 1180
Word of the Day: Fein . . . ? means "Where is the . . . ?" in Arabic.
Tech Fact of the Day: Egyptian service taxis
Flat Count (Cumulative): 3
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 19
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