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Wednesday, October 20, 1999
Ouarzazate, Morocco
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Ouarzazate, Morocco:
Latitude: 31° 0' 0" North
Longitude: 6° 30' 0" West
Altitude: 78 feet
From Seattle: 6279 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Hotel Royal

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Today's Travel:
Country: Morocco
Region: Southern Morocco
Weather: Partial Sun

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 923
Linear Dist: 178142
Countries Visited: 61
Regions Visited: 244
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Hotels: 287
Friends / Family: 223
Camping: 120
Hostels: 220
Transit: 59
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 3356
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Journal Entry:
Decided not to go with my parents' tour group to the Kasbahs - I'd rather have the extra sleep and I was worried about getting back in time to make my scheduled call to Amy. I called Amy and she wasn't there. Met Lindsay at a cafe then realized that it's Wednesday and I was supposed to call on Thursday. Called back since I figured there was a good chance someone at the teleboutique would have gone and got her - they did. We made plans for me to get to Goulmima tomorrow or Friday and to go North to Ceuta or Algeciras, hopefully via Fès, this weekend.

I was supposed to meet my parents at their hotel between 11 and 11:30. I got there a few minutes late - they showed about ten minutes later. We spent the afternoon having lunch and shopping at the various stores, stalls, and the souq. Found a restaurant that would prepare Pastilla and ordered for us tonight. They went off for an late afternoon tour and I sat at a cafe drinking tea, reading, and watching Ouarzazate go by.

Met my parents for diner. We had the pastilla (Moroccan pigeon pie) - it wasn't the best I've had but it was still pretty good, and I think my parents enjoyed it. After diner did some late night shopping then arranged to hitch a ride with the tour group to Tinjdad (about 30 km from Goulmima) tomorrow morning.


Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Morocco
CIA World Fact Book: Morocco

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