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Egypt Eclipse Expedition 2006 By Alan “Rif” Rifkin The Expedition Data Dates: March 25 to April 8, 2006 Fourteen Days Pictures taken: 2911 Four different Hotels & one Ship Why: Total Solar Eclipse Trip Segment Descriptions Five Separate Adventures Giza and the Pyramids

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egypt eclipse expedition 2006

Egypt Eclipse Expedition 2006

By Alan “Rif” Rifkin

the expedition data
The Expedition Data
  • Dates: March 25 to April 8, 2006
  • Fourteen Days
  • Pictures taken: 2911
  • Four different Hotels & one Ship
  • Why: Total Solar Eclipse
trip segment descriptions five separate adventures
Trip Segment DescriptionsFive Separate Adventures
  • Giza and the Pyramids
  • Mediterranean and the Eclipse
  • Nile Cruise
  • Cairo
  • Paris
people
People
  • Our Group 80 people, ATM of Boston, Stellafane & MMS
  • Travel Quest and Sky & Telescope magazine, 600
  • Al Salloum 15,000 in 20 different camps
trip segments
Trip Segments
  • South Hadley to Boston, 98 miles, 2:00 hours
  • Boston to Paris, 3450 miles, 7:30 hour flight
  • Paris to Cairo, 1994 miles, 4:30 hour flight
  • Cairo to Marsa Metruh, 295 miles, 5:30 hour bus
  • Marsa Metruh to Al Salloum, 175 miles, 3:30 hour bus
  • Al Salloum to Marsa Metruh, 175 miles, 4:30 hour bus
  • Marsa Metruh to Cairo, 295 miles, 5:30 hour bus
  • Cairo to Luxor, 316 miles, :55 minute flight
  • Luxor to Aswan, 118 miles, 4 day Cruise
  • Aswan to Cairo, 432 miles, 1:15 hour flight
  • Cairo to Paris, 1994 miles, 4:30 hour flight
  • Paris to Boston, 3450 miles, 7:30 hour flight
  • Boston to South Hadley, 98 miles 2:30 hours
  • Total distance 12,890 miles, 49:40 time
49 50 doesn t include
49:50 Doesn’t include
  • Transfers from hotels to airports
  • Waiting at airports
  • Waiting for them to load baggage
  • Waiting for them to unload baggage
  • Waiting for them to find lost baggage
  • Waiting for lost people & Howard
  • Going through security- Everywhere!
  • Doing anything with 80 people takes time
travel modes
Travel Modes
  • Jet Planes
  • Buses
  • Camels
  • Donkeys
  • Horse Drawn Carriages
  • Ferry Boats
  • Nile Cruise Ship
  • Feluccas ( Nile Sail Boat)
  • Subway Trains
  • Kama Kazi Kabs
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Time
  • Trip = fourteen days
  • Basic Travel = two days
  • Waiting = two days
  • Sleeping ¼ of the time = 3.5 days
  • Dinning = 2 hours a day = 28 hours
  • So more than ½ the time spent-Why?
don t forget your shots
Don’t forget your shots
  • Typhoid
  • Tetanus
  • Hepatitis “A”
  • Polio
  • And the next week WHO declares Egypt Polio free
photo groups
Photo Groups
  • My Favorites
  • Videos and Panorama’s
  • The Eclipse
  • Check Points
  • Doors
  • Judy Shopping for Textiles
  • Pharaoh's Revenge
props
Props
  • Shorts and pith helmet
  • Galabia and Kafia
  • Scrap book, cummen and indigo
  • Computer
  • Mortar and Pestle, Camel, fabric
  • Telescope setup
  • Red laser
  • Figs, dates and seltzer
  • Rosetta Stone