Now, firmly settled in mainland Egypt I bring you plenty of site updates. It only took a few extra days in my $3 plywood and wicker bungalow in Dahab to get done:
I’ve painfully calculated my expenses up through Jordan and realized that I spent an average of $43.42 per day there. The $45 entrance fee to Petra was a big culprit, but everything seemed more expensive there, especially after India where I somehow managed to spend $25.34 per day. It could have been much less if I ate less chocolate and was able to share hotel rooms with a travel partner. If you’re interested the table is updated on the finance page.
Finally, I had some inspiration. I spent a lot of time sketching on top of mountains in Jordan. In fact, I came up with the same amount of sketchbook pages to show you for Jordan as all of India. Considering the striking difference in time spent in the two countries I think it says something—maybe just that it’s hard to sit and draw when there’s cow shit everywhere. Take a look in the sketchbooks page.
Yes, I’ve bought a few things along the way. I admit that I sent three packages home from India. Some of my purchases are up the souvenirs page. The last package was almost only my awesome white Puma boots that I bought in Bangalore, but you won’t find them on the souvenirs page because they aren’t exactly souvenirs.
All of Jordan’s photos are up. They’re a litlte sparse aside from Petra but I didn’t have much to work with. Take a look for yourself.
Now sitting here in Cairo at a fancy coffeehouse with free wireless I’m contemplating my travel through Africa. I’m not sure where I’m off to yet, perhaps Ethiopia, perhaps all the way down to Tanzania. I’m thinking of stopping in Ethiopia for a few weeks, flying down to Dae Es Salam and then making my way through the Serengeti up to Kenya, from where I can fly to Madagascar. What do you guys think?