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|At 6:00 PM|
December 5–6, 1997
|Sunrise (local): 6:36 a.m.|
Sunset (local): 4:40 p.m.
|Traveled Since Dec. 4|
103 mi / 166 km
1423 mi / 2292 km
|Lat: 31° 01' 30" N|
Lon: 33° 14' 28" E
Elev: 0 ft / 0 m
[Webmaster's note: This dispatch covers the days from December 5 to December 6. The almanac data refers to December 6.]
- Where We Are: Al Arish
- Where We're Staying: Sinai Sun Hotel
- Places We Visited: Mediterranean sand and sea
- Featured Site: Sinai Peninsula
- Person of the Day: Mohammed Gamal, Inspector General for the Ministry of Education
- What We Ate:
- Food of the Day: food, in general
- Breakfast: random breakfast bits
- Lunch: basic but great fast foods of Egypt
- Dinner: chicken, rice, vegetables, kushari
- Olive Count: 1199
- Word of the Day: Behaba means "love" in Arabic.
- Tech Fact of the Day: A "century" in cycling lingo means 100 miles. On the day from Qantara to Al Arish, Ethan, Anthony, and Padraic succeeded in covering 166 km of Egyptian/Sinai highway. 166 kilometers is approximately 103 miles. This means that BikeAbout riders recorded the first "century" of their trip. Keep watching: There will be more.
- Flat Count (Cumulative): 4
- Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 19
Next Stop: Gaza City in the Gaza Strip
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