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Monday, May 24, 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 / Partial Sun

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 774
Linear Dist: 144306
Countries Visited: 55
Regions Visited: 222
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Hotels: 223
Friends / Family: 160
Camping: 114
Hostels: 215
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2966
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Journal Entry:
Went into town at eleven (Spent the morning trying to fix the lodge's computer and writing email). Internet for less than an hour then had a huge lunch with Claudia (she's leaving tomorrow) at Mateo's.

Stopped by at a travel agent to explore my flight options up the coast. Ended up buying a ticket from Harare to Dar es Salaam with a nine day layover in Lilongwe (Malawi). It only cost me US$15 more than flying from Lilongwe to Dar es Salaam and saves me a ten plus hour bus ride (plus the cost of the bus), and the Mozambique transit visa cost. Unfortunately I have to wait in Harare until Friday to catch the plane... of course there are worse places to hang out.

Decided I wasn't going to make the four o'clock shuttle back to the lodge and decided to take care of my shipping then do some celebrating with Claudia. Went to the African Unity Square market and bought some gifts to pad the packages I'm shipping. Went by TNT and sent a kilogram parcel to my parents (my broken H/PC for repairs) and a half kilo to Steve (more photos to scan). Went back to Mateo's with Claudia for dessert and drinks. Caught a taxi back to the lodge.


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

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