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Wednesday, March 3, 1999
Windhoek, Namibia
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Windhoek, Namibia:
Latitude: 22° 33' 57" South
Longitude: 17° 4' 18" East
Altitude: 244 feet
From Seattle: 10832 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Chameleon Backpackers

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Today's Travel:
Country: Namibia
Region: Khomas
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 692
Linear Dist: 137605
Countries Visited: 50
Regions Visited: 190
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Hotels: 199
Friends / Family: 158
Camping: 83
Hostels: 190
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2621
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Journal Entry:
Another taking care of business day. Went to another bank (still wouldn't cash my South African VAT refund check), got a couple rolls of film developed, and had lunch.

After lunch Dean and I went on a quest for a packing supply store so we could by boxes to send all our excess crap home. We'd pretty much ran out of leads when we see someone hauling a huge load of boxes to the trash. We obviously liberated them - much to the confusion of the guy. Spent the afternoon packing to huge boxes of souvenirs and rushed down to the post office to make it before they closed. At the post office the clerk tells us that the packages are to heavy (more than ten kilograms)! Luckily another clerk comes up with a novel solution - they'll just charge us for the extra weight (?!) I ended up sending a total of over twenty-five kilograms (55 lbs.) home - not cheap, but still less than a quarter what it would have cost in South Africa.

For diner we all went back to the same restaurant to try for the kudu ribs - sold out again. I ended up having the "Bushman kabob" - chicken, kudu, zebra, Croc, and ostrich. They were all excellent, except the zebra - which I'll make an effort to skip in the future.

The evening was pretty much a downer with the showing of two very depressing movies: Seven and Once Were Warriors - I couldn't deal with the second one and gave up and went to bed half hour before the end of the second one.


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

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