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Tuesday, April 18, 2000
Sydney, NSW to Adelaide, SA, Australia
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Adelaide, SA, Australia:
Latitude: 34° 55' 37" South
Longitude: 138° 35' 45" East
Altitude: 236 feet
From Seattle: 9400 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Cumberland Arms Hotel

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Today's Travel:
Country: Australia
Regions: New South Wales, South Australia
Route: Quantas flight QF563: Sydney - Adelaide
Path:Sydney, NSW - Adelaide, SA, Australia
Linear:720 miles
Weather: Overcast / Mostly Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1104
Linear Dist: 213166
Countries Visited: 68
Regions Visited: 257
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Hotels: 359
Friends / Family: 292
Camping: 121
Hostels: 248
Transit: 70
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 3883
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Journal Entry:
Up to early to get to the airport shortly after seven. Boring (i.e. good) flight to Adeliade. At the airport realized I had no idea where I was going to stay. The place I stayed at last time was Ok, but nothing great, so I decided to try somewhere new and sat down with my guide book. I called a couple places that were full or way to expensive before finding someplace that sounded good, had a good location, and was priced right - plus they'd come out to the airport and pick me up. Waited fifteen minutes at the airport for my ride then went shopping for light fictures! They're remodeling the bar at the hotel and the manager asked if I minded a stop.

At the hotel my room wasn't available yet, so I put my gear in storage and started exploring the area. It's only a couple blocks from the place I stayed last time, but it's pretty interesting - lots of adult book stores, night clubs, and seedy bars. I quickly checked email and had lunch then went back to the hotel to check in - still not ready. This time I walked into town and wandered around the Rundel Street Mall. I decided to look into Palm computers since my handheld is still being repaired. I spent the rest of the evening shopping. I pretty much talked myself into buying one then didn't because I couldn't find what I wanted.

Had diner, then made some long calls, and headed back to the hotel to finally check in. Spent the night reading and having a few beers in the lounge.


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

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