topics: kushari (food), arrival in Egypt/Cairo, border crossing, rules of the road; jump to dispatch
|At 6:00 PM|
November 16–17, 1997
|Sunrise (local): 6:21 a.m.|
Sunset (local): 4:59 p.m.
|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.]
- Where We Are: Cairo
- Where We're Staying: Bodmin Guest House
- Places We Visited: InTouch Communications (our Internet Service Provider in Egypt)
- Featured Site: Cairo
- People of the Day: Tarek and Ahmed
- What We Ate:
- Food of the Day: kushari
- 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
Next Stop: We are staying in Cairo for a few days!
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