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Sunday, January 3, 1999
Kiribi to 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
Regions: Province du Sud, Province du Sud-ouest
Route: Land Rover: Kiribi - Edéa - Douala
Path:Kiribi - Douala, Cameroon
Linear:88 miles
Weather: Partial Sun

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 633
Linear Dist: 131704
Countries Visited: 46
Regions Visited: 182
More stats...
Hotels: 194
Friends / Family: 155
Camping: 77
Hostels: 145
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2191

Journal Entry:
Actually managed to sleep in a little - they didn't start the music until almost eight! Played cards, packed the car, and went for a final swim. Decided that we were off early enough and yesterdays lunch was so good that we went back to the same Chinese restaurant for lunch. Drove back to Douala and checked back into the German seaman's mission.

Repacked the car for shipping(got everything we need for the next three weeks out and moved everything from the roof to the inside). Discovered the mission has a ping pong table and played for an hour and a half (took me five tries before I finally beat Stu). Had the same sasauge diner that we discovered was so nice last time (great - again), and watched the movie Lay Down with Lions. The movie was horrible which is to bad as the book (Ken Follet) has been circulating around the car to rave reviews and I'm next to read it.

The man running the small artisonal market at the hotel remembered me from four days ago and continued the bargaining for a four foot high carving of a giraffe. I refused to go any higher (his asking price was 97,000 CFA and I had offered 15,000 - $27), much to my surprise he took it. I like the statue alot, but it is going to be dificult and expensive to ship home.

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

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