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2005 Time-out Diary
Wandering around Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon


intro

This website will keep my diary and some photos safe during my extended break in 2005. It's also a useful way to keep in touch with family and friends. It will be pretty basic as I'll mostly be maintaining it from my Pocket PC. All photos are from my digital camera.


the journey




Egypt
13-17 July 2005 UK to Cairo
18-20 July 2005 Cairo to Alexandria to El Alamein
21-24 July 2005 El Alamein to Siwa
25-28 July 2005 Siwa
29-01 Aug 2005 Siwa
02-05 Aug 2005 Siwa to Alexandria
06-08 Aug 2005 Alexandria
09-10 Aug 2005 Alexandria to Rosetta
11-13 Aug 2005 Rosetta
14-18 Aug 2005 Rosetta to Cairo (inc. Giza)
19-21 Aug 2005 Cairo to Tanta
22-24 Aug 2005 Tanta to Damanhur to Disuq
25-27 Aug 2005 Disuq to Kafr El Sheikh
28-31 Aug 2005 Kafr El Sheikh to Baltim to Tanta
01-03 Sept 2005 Tanta to Zagazig
04-06 Sept 2005 Zagazig (inc. Tanis) to Damietta
07-09 Sept 2005 Damietta to Ras El Bar to Port Said to Ismailia
10-13 Sept 2005 Ismailia to Suez to Cairo
14-18 Sept 2005 Cairo to Bahariya (inc. White and Black Deserts)
19-26 Sept 2005 Bahariya to Farafra to Mut
27-01 Oct 2005 Mut to Sheikh Wali
02-06 Oct 2005 Sheikh Wali to Kharga
07-10 Oct 2005 Kharga to Assiut to Aswan
11-14 Oct 2005 Aswan
15-18 Oct 2005 Aswan to Kom Ombo to Edfu to Luxor
19-21 Oct 2005 Luxor to Safaga
22-25 Oct 2005 Safaga to El Qusier to Hurghada
26-30 Oct 2005 Hurghada to Dahab
31-03 Nov 2005 Dahab
Jordan
04-06 Nov 2005 Dahab to Aqaba to Wadi Rum
07-10 Nov 2005 Wadi Rum to Petra
11-13 Nov 2005 Petra to Amman (inc. Jerash and Dead Sea)
14-14 Nov 2005 Amman
Syria
15-16 Nov 2005 Amman to Damascus
17-18 Nov 2005 Damascus to Tadmor (inc. Palmyra)
19-21 Nov 2005 Tadmor (inc. Palmyra) to Dier ez-Zur
22-24 Nov 2005 Dier ez-Zur (inc. Dura Europos and Mari) to Aleppo
25-29 Nov 2005 Aleppo (inc. St Simeon) to Latakia (inc. Ugarit)
30-03 Nov 2005 Latakia to Tartous (inc. Crac des Chevaliers) to Hama
04-07 Dec 2005 Hama (inc. Apamea) to Damascus
08-08 Dec 2005 Damascus
Lebanon
09-11 Dec 2005 Damascus to Beirut (inc. Byblos, Sidon, Shaba and Soar/Tyre)
12-14 Dec 2005 Beirut to Tripoli (inc. Cedars) to Beirut
15-19 Dec 2005 Beirut (inc. Baalbek) to UK
 



Technical
Pocket PC: Fujitsu Siemens Loox 720
Camera: Canon Ixus V3 and underwater housing
GPS: Leadtek 9537
GPS Software: GPSdash2
HTML Editor: IGTEditor
Photo Compression: UltraG
FTP Uploading1: GPRS + FTPView
FTP Uploading2: USB Flash + Web2FTP