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Wednesday, April 1, 1998
Amman, Jordan
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Amman, Jordan:
Latitude: 31° 57' 8" North
Longitude: 35° 55' 54" East
Altitude: 274 feet
From Seattle: 8425 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Vinice

Today's Travel:
Country: Jordan
Region: Greater Amman
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 356
Linear Dist: 96943
Countries Visited: 30
Regions Visited: 114
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Hotels: 75
Friends / Family: 98
Camping: 38
Hostels: 113
Transit: 32
Beers: 1445

Journal Entry:
I was planning on heading to the West Bank today, but first I have to get my visa for Jordan extended (this will alow me to go to Israel and return without having to buy another visa for Jordan, and will avoid the Israel stamp in the passport). After getting up early (have to be at the police station at 9am) and taking an icy shower I remembered that it was Friday and all governement offices are closed on Friday, so I crawled back into bed to try to warm up.

Much later I got out and wandered around Amman again, this time in the sun! By early afternoon I was getting bored so I decided to see a movie. I thought I was going to see I Know What you Did Last Summer but what I ended up seeing Face Off and I Know What you Did Last Summer. Neither of which I liked much. It was about this time that I realized it was Wednesday, not Friday. I have no idea how I gotconvinced it was Friday. Oh well, a day wasted, but not to bad since I got to see Amman in the sun.

Reunion night! After I left the internet cafe I went back to my hotel, as I was climbinhg the stairs I heard my name called and I went back down and it was Laura, Jeanne and Rachel! Then as I'm standing in the street talking to them someone jumps on my back and it's Jason, the guy I rented a car with and traveled through Ireland back in november! It's not quite as random as it sounds as I'd just gotten email from Jason saying that he'd been in an Internet cafe in Amman and seen my page listed in the recent list so he looked at it and saw that I was in Amman as well, and I knew the girls should be around. But it's still a small world, especially since he'd met the girls randomly and and had just had dinner with them. Anyway we went out and had a few beers and I was convinced to hang around another day and go to the Dead Sea with the girls.

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

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