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Saturday, February 27, 1999
Swakopmund, Namibia
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Swakopmund, Namibia:
Latitude: 22° 40' 38" South
Longitude: 14° 31' 43" East
Altitude: 244 feet
From Seattle: 10692 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Karen's Attic

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Today's Travel:
Country: Namibia
Region: Hardap
Weather: Rain / Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 688
Linear Dist: 137444
Countries Visited: 50
Regions Visited: 188
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Hotels: 199
Friends / Family: 158
Camping: 83
Hostels: 186
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2588
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Journal Entry:
Slept in (very much needed), felt surprisingly good after last nights session. Dean, Angie and I headed out for coffee, and just hung out in the little cafe. Angie was really hurting from last night, so she headed back for a nap, and Dean and I explored the town. The much heard about crafts market was quite a bit of a disappointment - not much selection, low quality, and fairly expensive. Went down to the beach and watched the surf for a while. Last night's storm seems to have resulted in some big surf. Probably the last time we'll get to see the Atlantic for quite a while. Back at the hostel we found out that Craig had turned some film in, but didn't get back to the store before closing - and since the shop is closed on Sunday looks like we're stuck here until Monday.

It was Margaret's Birthday and Dean and Craig went out to rent a VCR and pick up some food. While they were out Margaret and I got in a fight (not sure about what - probably stubbornness), and she went to leave. I thought that was ridiculous so I took off and had a pizza dinner then sat in the pub reading until some of the overlanders we'd met the night before came in then I hung out with them.


Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Namibia
CIA World Fact Book: Namibia

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