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Wednesday, April 19, 2000
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
Region: South Australia
Weather: Partial Sun

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1105
Linear Dist: 213166
Countries Visited: 68
Regions Visited: 257
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Hotels: 360
Friends / Family: 292
Camping: 121
Hostels: 248
Transit: 70
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 3890
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Journal Entry:
Got hold of Rachel and made plans to pick up my car this evening and go out to diner tomorrow night. Then got a call from Susie - she's got vacation right now so she's going to try to fly into Adelaide and drive up to Alice Springs with me. It will be nice to have the company.

Had a great lunch at a nearby garage-converted-into-a-pub. The food was excellent, and the atmosphere was pretty cool. Spent the afternoon looking into exchanging my phone for one of the new Nokias. It should be easy to do as in theory my phone costs more, but none of the phone stores I visited are interested, so I'd have to sell the phone myself. I'll keep my eyes open, but right now I just can't be bothered. Wandered around some more then hit the internet cafe. Ended up wasting a couple hours in the EBay auctions - started out looking at phones, then got distracted. Also managed to update my journal a little (since my H/PC is in for repairs I have to do this at the internet cafe and it's a lot slower).

Rachel picked me up and we went by her house to pick up a box I left ther, and just hung out talking for a bit. Then we drove over to her parent's house (where I left my car) and hung out there for a bit before I jumped in my car. I was pretty relieved to find it started right up I then started to follow Rachel's directions on how to get back to Adelaide and promptly got lost. Got out the map and figured out where I was and how to get back and a half hour later than I should have been I was back at my hotel. Decided to go back to the garage-pub and had diner and sat around reading and drinking beer. By the time I left several hours later the manager knew my name and I realized how nice it is to be known.


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CNN: Current Weather in Adelaide
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CIA World Fact Book: Australia

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