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Monday, January 25, 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

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

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 655
Linear Dist: 135807
Countries Visited: 49
Regions Visited: 184
More stats...
Hotels: 197
Friends / Family: 155
Camping: 77
Hostels: 164
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2325

Journal Entry:
Spent the morning / early afternoon getting caught up with my journal and replying to email since I was intending to go by the internet cafe this afternoon. Dropped my laundry off (only 18 Rand for full service!). Spent the early evening in the internet cafe sending the email and working on my journal.

Just after dusk I was walking to the Waterfront to find someplace for diner. I got struck by a sudden bout of homesickness. It was still over 80 degrees and a hot dry wind had picked up - just like the Santa Anna winds in Southern California.

Had a big diner at Planet Hollywood (my first one, justification: if you're going to eat alone might as well go someplace with lots of entertainment, and might as well try it here where it won't cost that much). I was going to go see a movie, but nothing apealed to me so I ended up having a leisurly coffee before heading back.

Back at the hostel Joy told me that Dean and Craig had gone out to The Lounge. I set off after them but they were no longer there or at any of the other half dozen places I looked on Long Street. So I settled for staying up late reading.

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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