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Thursday, November 12, 1998
Banfora to Ougadougou, Burkina Faso
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Ougadougou, Burkina Faso:
Latitude: 12° 22' 43" North
Longitude: 1° 31' 18" West
Altitude: 1406 feet
From Seattle: 7686 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Hotel Zandogo

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Today's Travel:
Country: Burkina Faso
Region: Burkina
Route: Bus: Banfora - Bobo-Duoulasso - Ouagadougou
Start: Banfora
Stop 1. Bobo-Dioulasso
End:Ougadougou, Burkina Faso
Linear:261 miles
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 581
Linear Dist: 128665
Countries Visited: 40
Regions Visited: 166
More stats...
Hotels: 176
Friends / Family: 155
Camping: 45
Hostels: 144
Transit: 54
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2014
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Journal Entry:
Feeling a little more stable today. Caught the eight o'clock bus back to Bobo and from there the ten o'clock to Ougadougou. I must be feeling somewhat better since I snacked on the new street foods available (some pretty good, others not too exciting). Arrived in Ouga tired and hot and had some difficulty in finding the hotel that Chris and Connie (Bobo PCVs) had recommended. Found the hotel and were about to set off to try the French and Côte d'Ivoire embassies for the slight chance of a Niger visa when we met an PCV (they're everywhere in West Africa!) who volunteered to call for us. No luck, looks like we're going to be trying the border without visas.

Walked into the center of town to look for internet access. Found a couple places that were closed. It looks like everyone has a single machine (no Internet café type places) and the prices are high (~US $10 / hr.), but still I'll to tomorrow. Had spinach and ham lasagna (still not feeling up to an African meal) at a nice restaurant down town and took a taxi back to the hotel.


Related Sites:
US State Department ConsularInformation Sheets: Burkina Faso
CIA World Fact Book: Burkina Faso

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