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Sunday, December 12, 1999
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia:
Latitude: 33° 53' 7" South
Longitude: 151° 14' 2" East
Altitude: 236 feet
From Seattle: 8714 miles
Lodging: Friend / Family - Sofie and Chris

Today's Travel:
Country: Australia
Region: New South Wales
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 976
Linear Dist: 198300
Countries Visited: 67
Regions Visited: 250
More stats...
Hotels: 324
Friends / Family: 233
Camping: 120
Hostels: 220
Transit: 65
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 3422

Journal Entry:
Some friends of Sofie and Chris came over for breakfast. It was a beautiful morning so we ate in the garden. After breakfast we went to the beach. Chris and I were going to go snorkeling (Sof worries about the sharks), but heavy wind made the sea way to rough. Ended up going to lay on the beach at Bondi, but it was way to windy there as well. Finally ended up walking around the Bondi Sunday market, then going for a beer. While walking around the market I find a stall selling examples of the local fauna encased in plastic - I found my friend from last night - it was a tarantula, they're just not hairy around here. Ended up calling some friends of theirs and going back to their local pub and making a day of it. Had a great day hanging out at the pub, then went back to Sof and Chris' house for a fantastic barbecue. Not to exciting, but a really pleasant day.

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

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