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Wednesday, March 22, 2000
Kaikoura to Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand:
Latitude: 43° 31' 56" South
Longitude: 172° 38' 27" East
Altitude: 73 feet
From Seattle: 8459 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Warners Backpackers

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Today's Travel:
Country: New Zealand
Region: South Island
Route: Bus: Atomic Shuttle: Kaikoura - Christchurch
Path:Kaikoura - Christchurch, New Zealand
Linear:103 miles
Weather: Overcast / Rain / Partial Sun

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1077
Linear Dist: 209993
Countries Visited: 68
Regions Visited: 257
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Hotels: 339
Friends / Family: 288
Camping: 121
Hostels: 245
Transit: 70
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 3822
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Journal Entry:
Got up early again, and once again no shark dive. I tried to go back to sleep as last night was very noisy, but it was still way to noisy. Tried again for an afternoon shark dive - but still no luck. Bought a ticket to Christchurch on the afternoon bus. Spent the rest of the day hanging out waiting for the bus. It was cold and rainy outside so basically just watched videos. The bus ride was unexciting but the closer we got to Christchurch the better the weather got.

In Christchurch I checked into a backpackers and went and found an internet cafe. Updeated my journal and delt with some of my email, then wandered around the cathedral square looking at the overpriced tourist shops. Had diner and a few beers with a Norwegian who was on the same bus.


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

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