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Sunday, March 5, 2000
Adelaide, SA, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand:
Latitude: 36° 50' 49" South
Longitude: 174° 44' 35" East
Altitude: 269 feet
From Seattle: 7898 miles
Lodging: Hostel - The Brown Kiwi

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Today's Travel:
Countries: Australia, New Zealand
Regions: South Australia, New South Wales, North Island
Route: Quantas Flight QF 784: Adelaide - Sydney; Quantas Flight QF 115: Sydney - Auckland
Start: Adelaide, SA, Australia
Stop 1. Sydney, NSW, Australia
End:Auckland, New Zealand
Linear:2055 miles
Weather: Partial Sun

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1060
Linear Dist: 208935
Countries Visited: 68
Regions Visited: 256
More stats...
Hotels: 335
Friends / Family: 287
Camping: 121
Hostels: 234
Transit: 69
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 3778
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Journal Entry:
By the time I got to bed last night it was after midnight. Then an opera singer kept wandering up and down the halls - seriously she must have had training her voice was beautiful and it was amazing what she could make her voice do, but it wasn't conducive to sleep. So the four thirty alarm was way to early. The taxi to the airport and the flight to Sydney were without excitement. In Sydney Susie met me for coffee - she'd had a rough night and was in worse shape than I was. The flight to Auckland was also unexciting and went by quick (they showed a movie I hadn't seen!).

At the airport I got a rental SIM card for my phone - it's a good deal, doesn't cost me anything except for outgoing calls are NZ$ 1 per minute (US$ .50). Caught a shuttle bus into the city and checked into a nice hostel. By this point I was so out of it I did all I could to stay awake until proper bedtime.


Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Auckland
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: New Zealand
CIA World Fact Book: New Zealand

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