Edina Bohanec (UC Berkeley student in Sociology) next to me, giving me advice on Egypt sites. In particular, Dahab (on Red Sea): $1/night huts on beach & climbing Mt. Sinai at night (!). I will be doing this after eclipse. She & her (Egyptian) husband are contemplating going to Sallum for eclipse, that was my strong recommendation.
Studying 2 Egypt guide books.
Flight over Mediterranean, approaching N. Africa coast.