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Friday, April 7, 2000
Queenstown, New Zealand
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Queenstown, New Zealand:
Latitude: 45° 2' 16" South
Longitude: 168° 40' 9" East
Altitude: 1357 feet
From Seattle: 8708 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Hotel Esplanade

Today's Travel:
Country: New Zealand
Region: South Island
Start: Queenstown, New Zealand
Stop 1. Pipeline, Skippers Canyon
End:Queenstown, New Zealand
Linear:24 miles
Weather: Overcast / Rain / Overcast

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1093
Linear Dist: 210666
Countries Visited: 68
Regions Visited: 257
More stats...
Hotels: 353
Friends / Family: 288
Camping: 121
Hostels: 247
Transit: 70
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 3857

Journal Entry:
Another wet day. Spent the day reading and doing errands - email, bought shampoo / conditioner / deodorant, and booked a bus for tomorrow morning to Fraz Josef glacier. In the afternoon I got talked into staying until Monday morning - hoping that the weather will clear so I can do an acrobatic flight in a stunt plane. Took the 4WD trip back out to the Pipeline bungy bridge to be moral support for Sarian (who's terrified of heights - and thus needed a huge cheering section). It took a while and a lot of trembling was involved, but eventually Sarian jumped (or more accurately managed to topple off the platform). I bought a sheep dog whistle - a plastic thing that managed to frustrate me for a couple hours before I figured out how to make it work - now it's very loud.

Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: New Zealand
CIA World Fact Book: New Zealand

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