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Monday, May 1, 2000
Alice Springs, NT, Australia
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Alice Springs, NT, Australia:
Latitude: 23° 42' 8" South
Longitude: 133° 53' 10" East
Altitude: 3258 feet
From Seattle: 8942 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Melanka Backpackers

Today's Travel:
Country: Australia
Region: Northern Territory
Weather: Mostly Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1117
Linear Dist: 214697
Countries Visited: 68
Regions Visited: 258
More stats...
Hotels: 367
Friends / Family: 293
Camping: 125
Hostels: 248
Transit: 70
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 3942

Journal Entry:
Just wanted to sleep in, but the car had to be moved by ten. Spent the morning finishing getting caught up in my journal, and called home. Tried to get car serviced, but it turns out May Day is a public holiday so everything is closed (so I didn't need to move the car). Unfortunately it's even worse than yesterday - everything is closed. Ended up having a very long lunch and reading. I tried to go to the internet cafes several times, but they were always packed with a huge waiting list. In the evening sat in the lounge and watched a video and read. Tried the internet again, and decided to read and wait. Nearly an hour later finally got on. Managed to upload my journal. Spent the night reading (finished an incredible book - Bryce Courtneay's Power of One) and watching TV, then hit the bar again.

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

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