BikeAbout the Mediterranean: Egypt


BikeAbout-the Mediterranean was a nine-month, 11,000-kilometer circumnavigation of the Mediterranean Sea... by bicycle. The BikeAbout team visited Egypt from November 16, 1997 to December 5, 1997. To read about what happened, see any of the following trip dispatches:

bulletNovember 16-17, 1997, Cairo, Egypt
Topics: kushari (food), arrival in Egypt/Cairo, border crossing, rules of the road
bulletNovember 18-19, 1997, Cairo, Egypt
Topics: bargaining, numbers, antiquities, Egyptian Museum, King Tut, terrorism, rules of the road
bulletNovember 21, 1997, Giza, Egypt
Topics: fatta (food), Seven Wonders of the World, building Pyramids, history, Pharaohs, ancient religion, antiquities, daily life
bulletNovember 22, 1997, Cairo, Egypt
Topics: Mohammed, Islam, daily life, Citadel, mamluks, HISTORY, architecture, Pyramids, Ibn Tulun Mosque
bulletNovember 23, 1997, Cairo, Egypt
Topics: babganooj (food), Living Cemetery, Fortress of Babylon, Nile River, religious sites, architecture
bulletNovember 24-25, 1997, Cairo, Egypt
Topics: dolma (food), cultural exchange, schools
bulletNovember 26, 1997, Saqqara, Egypt
Topics: Imhotep, Step Pyramid, Zoser, Old Kingdom, Memphis, Dahshur pyramids, Pharaoh
bulletNovember 28, 1997, Alexandria, Egypt
Topics: bicycle safety, water, Nile River, Nile Delta, rules of the road, water pumps, agriculture, Persian wheel
bulletNovember 30, 1997, Alexandria, Egypt
Topics: Alexander the Great, history, Greek and Egyptian antiquities, black market, Pharos, Fort Qait Bay
bulletDecember 1-2, 1997, Zagazig & Ismailia, Egypt
Topics: Nile River, taxis, train travel, rules of the road, environment
bulletDecember 3-4, 1997, Qantara, Egypt
Topics: balille (food), Egyptian police, Suez Canal, HISTORY, Ismailia
bulletDecember 5-6, 1997, Al-Arish, Egypt
Topics: Sinai Peninsula, Suez Canal, HISTORY, environment, "bonking" (bike term)

In addition to reading these dispatches, we encourage you to visit these resources:

bulletBikeAbout Egypt Scrapbook
Photos and sounds gathered by the BikeAbout team; maps of Egyptian coast.
bulletAbout Egypt
Basic facts about Egypt's government, economy, and people; links to other sources of information on the 'Net. Compiled by BikeAbout.

BikeAbout Itinerary & Journal Discussion Groups Resource Library eDscape Projects BikeAbout Scrapbook
Discussions Resource

About BikeAbout Mediterranean Journey BikeAbout Partners

InTouch Communications Services

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

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