Everything Updated

Posted by on Mar 11, 2007 in Egypt | 4 Comments

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:

Route
I’ve updated the route page. India’s map has been filled out and there’s a complete map of Jordan.

Finances
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.

Sketchbook
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.

Souvenirs
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.

Gallery
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?

4 Comments

  1. wodneh
    March 11, 2007

    welcome to ethiopia you will not regret your stay in ethiopia, by the way donot forget to see, preferably from one km from the church of Aksum Tsion, where The Holy Arc of The Covenant rests, and the Lalibella twelve churches constructed from single rocks in the 12th-13th century, you are invited to see also 17th century Gondar palaces, etc and enjoy ethiopia.

  2. Dennis
    March 12, 2007

    I would suggest you take a trip to NW Tanzania and visit an area referred to as the East African Rift System – it is literally the cradle of where it is thought the homo sapiens first became conscience of being human – I understand the sites are awsome as well – good luck

    Dennis

  3. Megan
    March 13, 2007

    Sounds interesting, guys. But these air prices are killing me! Over $500 USD one-way to either spot.

  4. Dan
    March 13, 2007

    Not bad pics at all, I’ve always wanted to go to Jordan, top be honest I’m a little surprised the food looks so good. Tanzania, could you go by boat?