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Monday, June 7, 1999
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania:
Latitude: 6° 49' 18" South
Longitude: 39° 16' 58" East
Altitude: 3902 feet
From Seattle: 11228 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Safari Inn

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Today's Travel:
Country: Tanzania
Region: Dar es Salaam
Weather: Partial Sun / Mostly Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 788
Linear Dist: 145585
Countries Visited: 57
Regions Visited: 226
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Hotels: 235
Friends / Family: 160
Camping: 114
Hostels: 217
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 3018
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Journal Entry:
Tried to sleep in but construction wrok thwarted my plans. Had a special surprise this morning when I found out that it wasn the thermometer on the outside, not the water heater that was broken - so add to the list of luxuries a hot shower.

Spent the entire day trying to find information on seeing the gorillas in Uganda and checking on flights. Basically no one seems to know anything beyond yes, there might be gorillas in Uganda. I tried every travel agent from the budget to the Shareton. Also found that there were no specials for the flights I want to do so from here to Morocco is going to cost well over a thousand dollars. Also while trying to figure out flights I realized that I don't have enough time - maybe I can scratch together a week for Uganda - but it's looking unlikely. Either way I'm running out of time so I need to get out of Dar and start seeing Tanzania tomorrow.

I bought another travel guide, East Africa Handbook, whcih included Ethiopia unlike Lonely Planet. Spent a good part of the afternoon lounging in the luxury of the Sheraton lobby reading guide books. Had pretty much decided to skip Uganda when I ran into two Americans who raved about it and said there shouldn't be any problem seeing the gorillas - just show up. What to do...


Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Dar es Salaam
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Tanzania
CIA World Fact Book: Tanzania

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