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Thursday, February 4, 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: 665
Linear Dist: 135879
Countries Visited: 49
Regions Visited: 184
More stats...
Hotels: 197
Friends / Family: 155
Camping: 77
Hostels: 174
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2391

Journal Entry:
Another well deserved hang over. Spent the morning composing email. Around two Dean calls the hostel and says that Craig and him are going to go get something to eat come and meet them at the Purple Turtle. At the Turtle they've just started a beer and with some hesitancy I join in. After the second beer the hangover has retreated a little and we go for pizza. Then it's a quest for a disposable camera (we're going skydiving tomorrow!) I want a disposable APS, which I've seen in South Africa but no one seems to carry. I follow one lead to another and eventually end up at the Waterfront - but no success.

Dean and I had diner with Marius and Linda at a fantastic Vietnamese restaurant. The evening was perfect - good food, great wine, everyone got along fabulously. After three bottles of wine and several brandy and cokes (Marius' idea) we finally let the staff close the restaurant. Back at the hostel we had intended to go to bed since we have to get up early, but we were in such a pleasant mood we decided to go find the others and have a final drink. After wandering the length of Long street and even checking over at The Drunken Springbok we found everyone playing pool at MASH (a pool hall). We continued with the bourbon and cokes and very quickly our early / easy night had disappeared.

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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