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Thursday, April 22, 1999
Sodwana Bay to kwaMbonambi, South Africa
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kwaMbonambi, South Africa:
Latitude: 28° 35' 52" South
Longitude: 32° 4' 35" East
Altitude: 367 feet
From Seattle: 12030 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Amazulu Lodge

Today's Travel:
Country: South Africa
Region: KwaZulu-Natal
Route: Dirt Road; Road: N2
Path:Sodwana Bay - kwaMbonambi, South Africa
Linear:92 miles
Weather: Overcast

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 742
Linear Dist: 141926
Countries Visited: 53
Regions Visited: 209
More stats...
Hotels: 208
Friends / Family: 160
Camping: 107
Hostels: 205
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2865

Journal Entry:
Had to be out of our lodge by ten. Dean was diving so I packed everything to the car and then hung out until Dean was done. While we were at the dive center we heard that the conditions were terrible and that pretty much everyone was getting sick. My dizziness problem aside I was pretty glad I'd decided to bail on diving today. When Dean got back we found out that he'd been sick. Had lunch, said goodbye to everyone (the dive staff here were very good), and hit the road.

Ever since Pretoria we've been seeing this advertisement for a hostel that has a Jacuzzi and we've been fantasizing about it. After three days of diving we're ready for it. Get in late in the afternoon and get a rude reminder that this is still Africa - the Jacuzzi is broken - we stay anyway. Watch bad TV (six million dollar man among others) and head to bed.

[Original entry lost. Reconstructed from notes 5/4/99]

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

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