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Egyptian backpacker cycles to World Cup in Russia

An Egyptian backpacker is on his way by bike to Russia for the World Cup.
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Driven by his desire to cheer for the Egyptian national soccer team during the World Cup in Russia, Mohamed Nufal has started a two-month bicycle tour that will take him to at least half a dozen countries.

His trip started in Tahrir Square in Cairo, from where he cycled across the Sinai Peninsula before crossing by boat the Gulf of Aqaba to Jordan. There he visited the archaeological city of Petra, swam in the Dead Sea and passed by Lot’s Cave; Nufal is now cycling through Amman. En route to Russia, where he hopes to arrive on June 8, he plans to pedal through Iraq, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine.

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