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Tuesday, December 29, 1998
Douala, Cameroon
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Douala, Cameroon:
Latitude: 4° 2' 47" North
Longitude: 9° 41' 37" East
Altitude: 186 feet
From Seattle: 8834 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Foyer des Marins

Today's Travel:
Country: Cameroon
Region: Province du Sud-ouest
Weather: Overcast

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 628
Linear Dist: 131528
Countries Visited: 46
Regions Visited: 182
More stats...
Hotels: 193
Friends / Family: 155
Camping: 73
Hostels: 145
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2174

Journal Entry:
Planed on spending the morning walking around town. Only made it about half an hour when I realized I needed a toilet - quickly. Luckily I was right outside the French Cultural center. After the emergency had passed I ended up having a couple cups of coffee in the attached cafe and a few hours slipped away. Met up with the others at the internet cafe. Visited a few travel agents to check out the cost of flying to South Africa. It's going to be expensive but if we can find two more people we can get a group discount of 50 percent.

Afternoon was spent hanging out around the pool and reading, then we moved into the billiards room to play pool and watch movies (True Lies and Tombstone). I also bought a small carved chest of drawers from the artisonal at the hotel. The asking price was 50,000 CFA - I think I probably overpaid at 20,000 CFA ($36), but I like it a lot. Unfortunately I have no idea what I'll do with it and it's fairly large and bulky.

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

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