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Sunday, April 25, 1999
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaziland
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Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaziland:
Latitude: 26° 29' 44" South
Longitude: 31° 11' 41" East
Altitude: 2148 feet
From Seattle: 11868 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Sondzela

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Today's Travel:
Country: Swaziland
Region: Ezulwini Valley
Route: Roads
Start: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaziland
Stop 1. Manzni
Stop 2. Mbabane
End:Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaziland
Linear:46 miles
Weather: Overcast

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 745
Linear Dist: 142199
Countries Visited: 54
Regions Visited: 212
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Hotels: 208
Friends / Family: 160
Camping: 108
Hostels: 207
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2879
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Journal Entry:
Took advantage of the momentary break in the weather and tore down camp shortly after getting up (and verifying that we had beds for the night). It's Anzic day so the Australians want an easy day. We were planning on going to some hot springs we'd heard about but when we got to them we found that they were completely developed and it was a health spa - we didn't bother.

We also went to Mbabane (the capital) to check out the crafts market. It was mostly deserted, and was lacking in the Zulu-type crafts we'd been led to expect, but we still managed to spend some money. I only bought a handful of beads (including porcupine spines), but Dean went a tad crazy. On the way home stopped at yet another crafts market but didn't buy anything.

Spent the evening drinking beer (in strict accordance with Anzic Day) and talking with the other guests.


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

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