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Saturday, January 16, 1999
Johannesburg to Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa:
Latitude: 33° 54' 41" South
Longitude: 18° 23' 4" East
Altitude: 50 feet
From Seattle: 11516 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Oak Lodge

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Today's Travel:
Country: South Africa
Regions: Gauteng, Western Cape
Route: Sabina / Nationwide, flight CE710: Johannesburg - Cape Town
Path:Johannesburg - Cape Town, South Africa
Linear:837 miles
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 646
Linear Dist: 135762
Countries Visited: 49
Regions Visited: 184
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Hotels: 197
Friends / Family: 155
Camping: 77
Hostels: 155
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2271
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Journal Entry:
Up at six to quickly pack and catch an airport shuttle. At the airport bought our tickets - no problems, unless you count the price being less that we thought. Uneventful flight, though the landing was very rough. Caught a shuttle from the airport to a backpacker's hostel that had been recommended to us.

Spent the afternoon wandering around downtown and the waterfront. Caught an evening showing of The Negotiator. Got the remaining six rolls of film developed (some excellent pictures, including shots from Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, and Cameroon.

Called my friend Marius (from the Sweden / Denmark sailing trip last July), but he's busy tonight. The evening was spent in the hostel bar going through the photos and playing pool. It was going to be an easy evening and early to bed, but the bar really picked up and it ended up being a full on night.


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

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