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At 6:00 PM
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Sunrise (local): 6:36 a.m.
Sunset (local): 4:40 p.m.
75°F sunny
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.]

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Al Arish
Where We're Staying: Sinai Sun Hotel
Places We Visited: Mediterranean sand and sea
Featured Site: Sinai Peninsula click to view a photograph click to view a map
Person of the Day: Mohammed Gamal, Inspector General for the Ministry of Education click to view a photograph
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 click to hear an audio clip 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
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