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Saturday, December 20, 1997
Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain:
Latitude: 41° 23' 42" North
Longitude: 2° 9' 49" East
Altitude: 1133 feet
From Seattle: 6104 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Albergu de Juventud Kabul

Today's Travel:
Country: Spain
Region: Catalonia
Weather: Partial Sun

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 254
Linear Dist: 88071
Countries Visited: 20
Regions Visited: 94
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Hotels: 42
Friends / Family: 82
Camping: 35
Hostels: 69
Transit: 26
Beers: 1044

Journal Entry:
Rowing with Reial Club Maritim de Barcelona (RCMB)! Didn't get a whole lot of sleep last night, part because I kept thinking I really needed it, and part because of all the people coming in through the night (no earplugs since I needed to hear the alarm). Even so it was awesome. The rowing itself was actually pretty good, considering we'd never rowed together and there was a serious language barrier. But the truth is it just felt so good to be on the water again. I feel like my whole spirit has been recharged. The bad news is that I'm in even worse shape than I thought I was, I'm starting to stiffen up and I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to get out of bed tomorrow, which I need to do beccause I got invited back tomorrow morning.

The only reason I manged to survive this mornings row is that we were rowing on the Olympic canoe course and it's only 1000m long. Most of the people I passed at 7:30 this morning on my way to meet my ride were on their way home from Friday nights activities. These people may actually party too hard.

I wasn't feeling much like moving when I got back from the row so I went and wandered around the Olympic village. While wandering I found a cinema showing Version Original films (translation: in English with Spanish subtitles). So I caught an afternoon showing of the new 007 movie, Tomorrow Never Dies. I liked it, I thought it was a much better action movie than Mission Impossible.

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