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Tuesday, May 25, 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: 775
Linear Dist: 144332
Countries Visited: 55
Regions Visited: 222
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Hotels: 224
Friends / Family: 160
Camping: 114
Hostels: 215
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2971
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Journal Entry:
Saw Claudia and some of the others from the hostel off - contrary to popular belief it is possible to leave Zimbabwe. I took a taxi to a crafts market just outside the city center on Enterprise Road. It was a bit of a disappointment, but that didn't stop me from doing my duty to the local economy. I ended up buying eight small stone hippos, three stone elephants, 3 Nyaminyami pendants (one stone, two horn), and a wooden bowl.

Walked the three kilometers back to the city center. Today is a public holiday, Africa Day and it's amazing how quiet town is - even quieter than Sundays. Not much to do so I got some food (Pizza Inn - yum). I was the only person still in town so had the shuttle back to the lodge to myself - much different from the thirteen people in the back of the truck last week.

Back at the lodge made some phone calls, worked on my journal, hung out, watched a documentary on Etosha, read, and basically avoided packing.


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

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