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Saturday, May 6, 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: Partial Sun

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1122
Linear Dist: 214697
Countries Visited: 68
Regions Visited: 258
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Hotels: 372
Friends / Family: 293
Camping: 125
Hostels: 248
Transit: 70
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 3970

Journal Entry:
Dragged myself out of bed at noon. Went out to the airport to pick up my H/PC and Camera - both having been couriered here after being repaired in Sydney. Unfortunate the airport was deserted and no one answered the numbers I'd been given. Finally got a mobile number for someone who worked at the freight depot, and they gave me the mobile number for the courier depot. Then I had to find the depot which is no where near the airport (about half an hour down the road on the other side of town) - despite both packages being marked hold at airport?! By the time I had everything under control it was three o'clock and I'd resigned myself to another night in Alice. Had a greasy fast food lunch, tried to find an open travel agent to start working out the details for getting to Africa in July, but they were all closed. Spent some time in the internet cafe and then managed to delete all the code to my OnHiatus Software projects. I have a backup (I hope, but it's probably three months and several hundred hour of work old). Went and had an even greasier pizza dinner then went back to the backpackers for the last time.

Looked for my backup, and found it - it's from January. Oh oh, that's a lot of work gone. Copied the journal back to my H/PC, and then to a disk, and dropped by the internet cafe to update my journal. While there, I looked around to see if I had backed up my source code on the net. I had! It's from right before I went to New Zealand so it's still a month of work gone - but it's a lot better than I thought. Finally night in the backpackers bar - a very quiet night for some reason. Probably just as well, as I managed to get to bed reasonably early.

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

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