24 Days: Crossing Egypt on Foot

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24Days-temp_lg Jomana Ismail
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Bink Books
pp. ●
$1 (pb) ● $ (eb)
ISBN (pb)

TRAVEL / Middle East / Egypt
TRAVEL / Special Interest / Hikes & Walks

Publication date: January 2020

About the Book

It all starts when Jomana Ismail quits her job and has the luxury of being spontaneous. Three young men in Jomana’s circle of acquaintances decide to cross Egypt on foot to raise awareness about issues related to population growth and Jomana makes the last minute decision to join the 900 km trek from Aswan to Cairo. She has always wanted to travel her country but she never envisioned seeing it on foot.

In the winter of 2018 they fly Aswan from Cairo. Up in the air Jomana has one thought: the idea that she should return over all that on foot was mind boggling! Her three friends plan is to walk on average 42 km per day for twenty-four days. Jomana’s plan is to walk ten km and then wander around in each city and village they pass through for the rest of the day, while the others keep walking. But day after day Jomana finds herself finishing the walk, her motivation coming from the people they meet and the places she sees.