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Monday, December 13, 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: Overcast / Mostly Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 977
Linear Dist: 198300
Countries Visited: 67
Regions Visited: 250
More stats...
Hotels: 324
Friends / Family: 234
Camping: 120
Hostels: 220
Transit: 65
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 3423

Journal Entry:
Up reasonably early and went for a long walk in to the city with Sofie. I bought a pair of jeans and a SIM card for my phone (so I have a phone number now - if you think you want to call me ask for it). We had lunch, then took a taxi back to the house. We took the car and tried to go swimming at a pool on the north side of the harbor bridge, but it was empty! So we went to a pool nearer the house. It practically killed me but I managed two kilometers. It was a 50 meter pool instead of the 25 yard pool I would be used to - if I'd been swimming. But it did feel good to get some exercise. Went down to the harbor and had coffee, and I found a bottle shop that had Amarula! Sofie had to do some work, so I went to an internet cafe to check up on news.

Sofie made a fantastic diner for Chris, Laura (Chris' sister) and I of some fish that Chris' brother had caught. Sofie and I rented a movie and drank Amarula (Sof doesn't have to work tomorrow either, though Chris does).

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

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