Friday, 28 September 2007

Egyptian uverture


I have been quite busy for the last couple of weeks. As you have probably noticed it didn't have anything to do with this blog - no posts for a while.
I will try hard to be good and post more often from now on.


I have decided to do a series of posts on my Egyptian adventure. I'll try to do at least one post for each one of the 15 days.


Here is a simple map of the trip. As you can see, we were on the move most of the time.



Some people thought I was crazy to even think about going to Egypt in August. It is the hottest time of year. It's not at all unusual for the temperatures to rise to 50 degrees Celsius and over during that time of year. So we were not really sure how will we be able to cope with all that heat.


Well, all went well in the end and we are not a bit sorry we went there in off-season.

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Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Travel checklist for Egypt


Those of you (both of my readers) who may have had your doubts about me still being alive don't need to hold your breath anymore. I came back in one piece and yes it was fantastic!


Before departure I promised to post a checklist of all the stuff I took with me to Egypt. Well finally here it is.


Below you can take a look at my detailed travel checklist for the 15 day Egyptian adventure.


Egyptian Adventure Checklist
ItemQuantityPacked
Passport & copy
1Y
Cash (EUR)300Y
Bank cards2Y
GSM & charger
1
Y
Digital camera & charger
1
Y
Extra memory cards (CF,xD)
2
Y
USB cable
1
N
Tripod
1
Y
Sunglasses
1
Y
Lonely Planet Guide
1
Y
Literature (book,mags)
2
N
Pen & paper1
Y
Bottle of schnapps
0,5 L
Y
Schnapps flask
1
Y
Battery lamp
1
Y
Ear plugs
1Y
Bags (for sand protection)
1Y
Diving mask & snorkel
1
Y
Swimming glasses
1
Y
Swiss army knife1
Y
Sleeping bag
1
Y
Toilet bag (toothbrush, etc. )
1
Y
Sunscreen
1
Y
Sun burn relief
1
Y
Diarrhea pills
1
Y
Stomach pills
1
Y
Pain killers
1
Y
Plasters (pack)
1
Y
Elastic bandage
1
Y
Disinfection moist tissues
1
Y
Condoms (pack)
1
Y
Laundry soap
1
Y
Toilet paper
2
Y
Lip gloss (protective)
1
Y
Trekking shoes
1
Y
Teva sandals
1
Y
Flip-flops
1
Y
Towel small
1
Y
Towel bathing
1
Y
Bathing suit
1
Y
Baseball cap1
Y
Backpack (30 L)
1
Y
Long sleeve shirt
2
Y
Long trousers (zipoff)
1
Y
T-shirts10
Y
Short pants
4
Y
Socks5
Y
Underpants
7
Y
Food & drinks for the roadn
Y


If you think there is something missing, please do post it in a comment.


I was also thinking about taking an electricity adapter, but I have discovered that I don't need one.

Here is a cool page where you can check electricity and socket types for every country in the World: http://users.pandora.be/worldstandards/electricity.htm.


Very useful!

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