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At 6:00 PM
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Sunrise (local): 6:21 a.m.
Sunset (local): 4:59 p.m.
80°F sunny
Traveled Since Nov. 15
10 mi / 17 km

1163 mi / 1873 km
Lat: 30° 02' 29" N
Lon: 31° 13' 19" E
Elev: 220 ft / 67 m

[Webmaster's note: This dispatch covers the days from November 16 to November 17. The almanac data refers to November 17.]

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Cairo World Heritage Site World Heritage City map icon
Where We're Staying: Bodmin Guest House
Places We Visited: InTouch Communications (our Internet Service Provider in Egypt)
Featured Site: Cairo World Heritage Site World Heritage City
People of the Day: Tarek and Ahmed click to view a photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: kushari click to view a photograph click to view a photograph
Breakfast: a soft mattress and a hard pillow
Lunch: ta'amiyya and fuul sandwiches
Dinner: kushari
Olive Count: 1122
Word of the Day: Ismak eh (to a man) or ismik eh (to a woman) means "What is your name?" in Arabic.
Tech Fact of the Day: Ninety-nine percent of the population of Egypt (estimated to be 60 million in 1995) lives on only 3.5 percent of the land. Most of the population lives in the Nile River valley or in the large, fertile Nile Delta to the north.
Flat Count (Cumulative): 3
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 17
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Next Stop: We are staying in Cairo for a few days!

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