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Sunday, January 17, 1999
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
Region: Western Cape
Weather: Mostly Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 647
Linear Dist: 135762
Countries Visited: 49
Regions Visited: 184
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Hotels: 197
Friends / Family: 155
Camping: 77
Hostels: 156
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2273
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Journal Entry:
Had a leisurely late breakfast (definitely feeling last night - that's two hangovers for South Africa already). Joy and I set out to walk to an internet cafe we had a flyer for. It was quite a bit further than we thought and took us over an hour and a half to get there. A little over an hour there and we caught a black taxi (SA's answer to the shared taxi) back into downtown - cutting an hour off the walk home.

There was a free Brai (South African for BBQ) at the hostel - it was actually quite good. Spent the night reading and writing.


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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