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Monday, January 18, 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 - Cat and Moose Backpacker

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Today's Travel:
Country: South Africa
Region: Western Cape
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 648
Linear Dist: 135762
Countries Visited: 49
Regions Visited: 184
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Hotels: 197
Friends / Family: 155
Camping: 77
Hostels: 157
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2276
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Journal Entry:
Got up early and went on a quest for the car. Got picked up by Morne, a friend of Dean's. Went down to the docks to try and find the correct shipping agent (the agent in Douala failed to give us a contact number). Second building we tried was able to give us the building name and street. Four buildings later we found the right place. While we were looking for the building I spotted the American Express office and ran in to collect a letter I was expecting - I had three! (Thanks Amy!)

Our timing was good, we thought we were going to have to pay storage on the car since it was due last week, however the boat hasn't arrived yet - it's due in this evening. Went by the customs building and spent an hour filling out forms, getting the carne stamped, and figuring out what the procedure tomorrow will be.

Changed hostels to one more centrally located and where for the same cost we could have a private room that locked - important since we're going to be unloading the car here so we can have repairs done. Dean and Joy headed to a Brai (BBQ) at Morne's parents - I opted out to try and meet Marius. Went by Marius' office, but he was very busy, so we made plans for diner tomorrow. He did give me the Windows CE software that I had had sent from Seattle via him.

While we were searching for the shipping agent I had seen an Internet cafe that was both closer and cheaper than the one we used the other day. I went there and installed the H/PC support software and got my new device set up.

Back in the hostel I read and wrote, and remembered the half bottle of Bailey's from the duty free in Douala...


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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