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Tuesday, January 18, 2000
Sydney to Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia:
Latitude: 35° 19' 19" South
Longitude: 149° 8' 26" East
Altitude: 1397 feet
From Seattle: 8895 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Kingston Hotel

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Today's Travel:
Country: Australia
Regions: New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory
Path:Sydney - Canberra, Australia
Linear:163 miles
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1013
Linear Dist: 199022
Countries Visited: 67
Regions Visited: 251
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Hotels: 325
Friends / Family: 268
Camping: 120
Hostels: 221
Transit: 65
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 3595
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Journal Entry:
So once again I went to the RTA office again. Waited in line to get told that there might be a problem with the proof of address - despite having everything the last two people had wanted me to have (mail, a form signed by Sof, etc.). When I protested she talked to her manager and it was deemed enough. So I have gotten my cars title and registration transfered! Finally - Yea!

Drove to Canberra - not to exciting, but managed to do it without getting to lost! Once I got out of the Sydney region the road was very uncrowded and I could zip along at 130 km/h. Still took me nearly four hours to get there. Checked into a shared room in a pub and headed out.

Went to the National Gallery to see the Chihully / Hockney / ? (glass / painting / printers) show. Chihuly is a Seattle artist that has his studio directly across for where I used ot row. The show was pretty impressive and I enjoyed it - though an hour was plenty of time.

Spent the evening wandering around the Manuka area - had Thai for diner then caught the movie "Holly Smoke" - which I thought was very good.


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

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