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Monday, January 4, 1999
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: Partial Sun

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 634
Linear Dist: 131704
Countries Visited: 46
Regions Visited: 182
More stats...
Hotels: 195
Friends / Family: 155
Camping: 77
Hostels: 145
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2193

Journal Entry:
Dean and Stu got up early to go put the car on the boat. Joy and I slept in a little longer then got up and played ping pong. Next up was a search for a restaurant for breakfast / lunch - three tries before we found someplace that was serving something we wanted. Spent several hours on the internet then walked back to the hotel to meet up with Dean, Stu and Joy. Watched the movie Heat.

My left ear is definitely infected and now my eye (also left) is swollen, quite sore, and so bloodshot it looks pink. Add this to the giradia I think I have and I'm starting to feel like a wreck - guess that's what I get for turning thirty.

Between my body falling apart and the thefts I'm pretty much getting sick of Cameroon - or at least this part of it. We've had no problems (besides Joy's camera - which was recovered) until we got here. Since arriving in Cameroon we've had the stove, gas bottle, car keys, and Stu's boots stolen. Plus Douala is starting to feel like a city. It's a good thing that we're planning on heading for Yaoundé tomorrow, maybe the change of scenery will help.

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

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