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Sunday, January 10, 1999
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa:
Latitude: 26° 7' 46" South
Longitude: 28° 1' 48" East
Altitude: 5306 feet
From Seattle: 11663 miles
Lodging: Hostel - The Backpacker's Ritz

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Today's Travel:
Country: South Africa
Region: Gauteng
Weather: Mostly Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 640
Linear Dist: 134643
Countries Visited: 49
Regions Visited: 183
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Hotels: 197
Friends / Family: 155
Camping: 77
Hostels: 149
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2237
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Journal Entry:
Decided to get a little exercise and walk to the Water Front - we were thinking it would be a nice 30 minute walk. 90 minutes and 11 km later we were there (actually it was probably just over an hour walk - we stopped for lunch). We finally gave in, made it three days but the pull was too strong - lunch was McDonalds and the Big Mac was even better than I expected.

Spent the afternoon wandering around the mall, had coffee sitting in the sun for an hour (or two), and used the internet for an hour. Watched the new Wesley Snipes movie, Blade (mediocre at best), before catching a taxi back to the hostel.

We were on our way out for diner, when Dean decided to sleep because he wasn't feeling well. Joy, Stu and I tried to go to a pub but everything was closed so we ended up at the pizza place on the corner. Back at the hostel watched TV until late - watched Break Down and Victor Victoria (even better than I remembered).


Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Johannesburg
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: South Africa
CIA World Fact Book: South Africa

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