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BC: The End

FC: The Amazing Race of | North Africa | By: Julie DelConte, Carly Weist, Michelle Lynn, and Gabe Cohen

1: Where will we be traveling? 1. Egypt 2. Libya 3. Tunisia 4. Algeria 5. Morocco

2: Egypt | Cairo | Capital: Cairo Official Language: Arabic Government: Semi- presidential republic; President - Hosni Mubarak Prime Minister - Ahmed Nazif | Population: 76 million Independence from United Kingdom: February 28th,1922 Republic declared: June 18th, 1953 Currency: Egyptian Pound Good News? Voted one of the best places to tour and visit. Stable government, and incredible buildings and attractions in every city. Bad News? In 1997, the public education system was suffering and still isn't at it's best. Tension rising between Israel and Egypt. The hepatitis C virus (HCV) has affected Egypt, and will continue because no vaccine to prevent it.

3: Cairo | 10 Hours by plane from JFK to Cairo. | EGYPTIAN MUSEUM | FAYOUM | KOSHARY | Cairo Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mlrd46MRy8

4: Alexandria | 2 1/2 hour train ride from Cairo to Alexandria. | THE QAITBAY CITADEL | POMPEY'S PILLAR | BREAKFAST EACH LUNCH @ 10

5: Giza | 3 hour train ride from Alexandria to Giza. | PYRAMIDS OF GIZA | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5GPpVCtH5A

6: L | LIBYA 6 hour Flight from Cairo to Benghazi | Backround Info.: -Government: Military dictatorship -Founded by Berber tribes -Mostly taken up by Tripolitenia and Cyrenaica -Desert fighting in WW2 -1949: became independent -1958: Oil discovery transformed the country

7: -Train ride from Libyan Arab Airport in Benghazi, to Cyrene, Libya | First Stop: Cyrene

8: Shopping in Benghazi | Back to Benghazi by train

9: 2 Hour fligth from Benghazi to tripoli, Libya | LEPTIS MAGNA

10: FOOD IN NORTH AFRICA | -Phoenicians first brought sausages, then wheat - Adapted into couscous (main staple diet) - Olives and olive oil brought from the Romans | - Many spices (saffron, nutmeg, ginger, etc) came from the Arabs - Ottoman Turks brought pastries and bakery prducts - Dishes are very similar, some even have the same name, but are still different

12: Morocco Capital-Rabat Climate- Mediteranean Language- Arab, French Religion-Islam Government-Constitutional Monarchy with Elected Parliament

13: Muhammed VI Current ruler from the Alawite dynasty He has pledged to make increase human rights and have economic reform | Government 2 house elected parliament 29 recognized poltical parties Current Facts 20% of Morocco's population is living in poverty Location of Morocco puts a lot of French influence and modernization on the country

14: Exchange Rate 1 US dollar= 8.39342 Dirham 1 Dirham=0.11914 US Dollars | Most goods in local market are reasonably priced and negotiable but these locals are pros at bargaining so it's tough! | MONEY

15: Transportation | -6 hour train ride from Casablanca to Tangier-75 dirham -Cabs and Buses are available while touring

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