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From the Journals…South of Dhanet, Algeria. January 30, 1986

November 27, 2015 - Yesterday I was thinking that Algeria wasn’t too different from many other countries in terms of terrain. That all chang...
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From the Journals…More from Abu Simbel, Egypt. April 3, 1989

April 10, 2015 - Our planned time of awakening was 4:20 am. We got dressed quickly, ate breakfast, and went out to meet the taxi. We had...
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From the Journals…Luxor, Egypt. April 11, 1989

March 02, 2015 - Up at 5:30 to the tune of my alarm. We had breakfast downstairs, and were out the door by 6:45. We had rented bikes from...
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From the Journals…Cairo, Egypt. March 16, 1989

February 27, 2015 - We entered the Egyptian Museum, where we spent 3 hours. It is an extensive collection, but after a while everything begi...
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From the Journals…Kom Ombo, Egypt. April 8, 1989

November 14, 2014 - I woke up at 5:40, moments before the sun rose. I fought the temptation to roll over and continue sleeping, and got up t...
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From the Journals…Aswan, Egypt. April 5, 1989

November 10, 2014 - Our destination this morning was the ruins at Philae, and we were not alone. Again, the place was overrun with tourists.
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From the Journals... Saqqara, Egypt. March 25, 1989

February 24, 2014 - We took minibuses first to Giza, then Saqqara. We did a lot of walking, starting at Zoser’s Funerary Complex. Surprising...
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From the Journals... Karnak, Egypt. April 11, 1989

January 03, 2014 - We had lunch at the hotel, and then a siesta. Before I knew it, or was ready for it, the time came to leave for Karnak....
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From the Journals… Assekrem, Algeria. February 10, 1986

October 21, 2013 - We had a ½-hour lunch break, and after a little while crossed the Tropic of Cancer. Well, I guess we’re making some prog...
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From the Journals...Abu Simbel, Egypt. April 3, 1989

July 12, 2013 - Our planned time of awakening was 4:20 am. We got dressed quickly, ate breakfast, and went out to meet the taxi. We had...
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From the Journals...Siwa Oasis, Egypt. March 20, 1989

May 10, 2013 - We drove on through the nothingness, stopping for about 20 minutes for lunch. I alternated between daydreaming and dozin...
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From the Journals...Fort Gardel, Algeria. February 7, 1986

May 03, 2013 - Another slow day. We had a flat tire and also had to sandmat twice on the road, and once as we pulled in to camp. For qu...
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From the Journals...Imbaba Camel Market, Cairo, Egypt. March 17, 1989

November 30, 2012 - We went to the Souk el Gahmell, or the Camel Market. Although maybe not quite as big as I imagined, it was still large e...
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From the Journals...Tiguentourine, Algeria. February 4, 1986

November 23, 2012 - We had a short travel day today, which was nice for a change. We pulled into our camp, in the dunes just outside Tiguent...
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