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Wednesday, May 26, 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: 776
Linear Dist: 144358
Countries Visited: 55
Regions Visited: 222
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Hotels: 225
Friends / Family: 160
Camping: 114
Hostels: 215
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2979
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Journal Entry:
Needed to get to get my visa extended today (it runs out today), so I went in town on the eight o'clock shuttle. After a short search found the immigration office (not on the Lonely Planet or the tourist map). The three people in front of me all got denied extensions for various esoteric reasons so I was a bit nervous, but he just stamped my passport and handed it back - no charge.

Went to the internet cafe to quickly check email. Made a phone call, got some lunch, and wandered around. I wanted to do some shopping at the African Unity market, but I wanted to wait until late in the day when bargaining is easier. I ended up back at the internet cafe and spent three hours getting my journal working again (also improved the speed of the caching a bit).

Spent an hour at the market and ended up buying some pillow cases (to use as padding in the parcel I'm shipping tomorrow), a scrap metal bug, and a Nyaminyami made out of a hippos tooth.

Back at the hostel I packed a box to ship home tomorrow and hung out talking with the other guests. Ended up staying up late to watch Manchester United beat Germany and talk with some of the other guests.


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

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