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Friday, May 5, 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

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Today's Travel:
Country: Australia
Region: Northern Territory
Weather: Overcast

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1121
Linear Dist: 214741
Countries Visited: 68
Regions Visited: 258
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Hotels: 371
Friends / Family: 293
Camping: 125
Hostels: 248
Transit: 70
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 3966
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Journal Entry:
At ten o'clock I got up to moved my car - and felt surprisingly Ok. Then when I got in the car I realized I was drunk - went back to bed. Got out of bed feeling pretty grim later in the afternoon. Did some minor shopping, then hit the internet cafe. Back at the hostel packed everything for an easy departure tomorrow. went downstairs for dinner (I decided I was going to eat tonight, unlike last night) before going out to celebrate Cinqo de Mayo . I went to the bar trying to convince anyone who'd listen to have a tequila only night, but after one shot decided that was a bad idea. They have the worst tequila I've ever tasted here. The bar closed pretty early and afterwards I hung out with a bunch of the "locals" (travelers who've gotten stuck here - most of them work here now) around a fire in back - it was cold. Watched a fantastic dawn then realized I needed to be up in not that many hours.


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

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