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Thursday, May 20, 1999
Waterfalls, Harare, Zimbabwe
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Waterfalls, Harare, Zimbabwe:
Latitude: 17° 58' 7" South
Longitude: 31° 0' 7" East
Altitude: 5034 feet
From Seattle: 11390 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Shoestring Backpackers

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Today's Travel:
Country: Zimbabwe
Region: Greater Harare
Start: Waterfalls, Harare, Zimbabwe
Stop 1. City Center
End:Waterfalls, Harare, Zimbabwe
Linear:26 miles
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 770
Linear Dist: 144064
Countries Visited: 55
Regions Visited: 221
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Hotels: 219
Friends / Family: 160
Camping: 114
Hostels: 215
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2951
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Journal Entry:
Got up early and called about the flying safari - no problem, just have to call or drop by (at It's a Small World Backpackers - where I first stayed) this afternoon. It sounds like Claudia and I are the only customers. In town went by an internet cafe to check / send email and try to figure out what's wrong with my journal. Couldn't fix the journal - no idea what's wrong, I need to sit down for a couple hours instead of fifteen minutes at a time.

Met up wit Claudia for lunch, then we called the tour operator to give our credit card numbers. I had to meet Dean at three to pick up some negatives that he had borrowed. Unfortunately he didn't show - agonized over what to have him do with the negatives since I'm leaving early tomorrow morning and he'll have left by the time I return - decided to have him drop it off at American Express for me to pick up, hopefully that will work. Claudia and I went to a very posh roof tope terrace garden restaurant for dessert. At one point it had obviously been quite exclusive, but once again the Zim dollar works in our favor - a fancy cake, strudel, and soda cost less than a dollar.

Back at the lodge we got some bad news. Our tour operator had called and there is a problem with the plane. There is a chance it could get fixed tonight but it's unlikely - we'll find out for sure in the morning. Someone had a guitar in the bar and I ended up staying up late and listening.


Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Harare
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Zimbabwe
CIA World Fact Book: Zimbabwe

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