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Thursday, March 23, 2000
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

Today's Travel:
Country: New Zealand
Region: South Island
Weather: Partial Sun / Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1078
Linear Dist: 209949
Countries Visited: 68
Regions Visited: 257
More stats...
Hotels: 340
Friends / Family: 288
Camping: 121
Hostels: 245
Transit: 70
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 3822

Journal Entry:
Got to sleep in for the first time in ages! Booked a train to Dunedin and a shuttle to station for early tomorrow morning. Spent the afternoon wandering around in the sun. Christchurch has a very English feel to it - if anything it seems even more like an English town than any English town I've been to in England - almost a Disney version. Did email at an internet cafe - cheap, less than US$ 2 / hour.

I was going to go to a movie, but when I got to the cinema nothing sounded very exciting so I spent a couple more hours at the internet cafe and added identified animals to the Country Index. That's information that I've been putting in my journal since Southern Africa (more than a year ago), but that the journal has never known how to display.

Back at the hostel I got a little concerned because there were these evil looking bugs crawling over the curtains next to the bed. I killed as many as I could and was somewhat reassured that none of them had blood in them. Just to make sure I stripped the bed, moved it away from the curtains and walls and remade it - even so still had trouble falling asleep.

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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