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Monday, February 9, 1998
Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary:
Latitude: 47° 28' 9" North
Longitude: 19° 1' 30" East
Altitude: -12 feet
From Seattle: 6538 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Backpack Guesthouse

Today's Travel:
Country: Hungary
Region: Budapest
Weather: Overcast

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 305
Linear Dist: 93713
Countries Visited: 24
Regions Visited: 101
More stats...
Hotels: 50
Friends / Family: 98
Camping: 35
Hostels: 95
Transit: 27
Beers: 1293

Journal Entry:
Finished my laundry (it had been hung out to dry). Went searching for the pool on Margit island, found it, and then spent almost an hour trying to figure out how to get a ticket to get in. Swam in the outdoor pool (long course meters). Managed to do 2km before giving up. After swimming I was so exhausted I stumbled around Pest again. Got kicked out of the Parliment parking lot by an armed guard when I thought I'd take a short cut, bought the new Pearl Jam CD, bought an etching of Budapest from a street vender (the artist), and went to another fantastic meal at Fatâl. Spent the evening looking through travel books, talking, and watching the Olympics.

Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Budapest
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Hungary
CIA World Fact Book: Hungary

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