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Thursday, May 11, 2000
Darwin, NT, Australia
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Darwin, NT, Australia:
Latitude: 12° 27' 28" South
Longitude: 130° 50' 28" East
Altitude: 167 feet
From Seattle: 8433 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Frogshollow Backpackers

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Today's Travel:
Country: Australia
Region: Northern Territory
Road Miles:2 miles
Weather: Partial Sun

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1127
Miles Driven:182169
Linear Dist: 215708
Countries Visited: 68
Regions Visited: 258
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Hotels: 374
Friends / Family: 293
Camping: 125
Hostels: 251
Transit: 70
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 3974
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Journal Entry:
Woke up to hazy weather - hazy seems to mean even hotter and stickier. Drove out to the marina to check out a dive center - booked a couple dives on a W.W.II wreck tomorrow. Then it was back in to the city center and back to the travel agent. The unconfirmed leg on the round the world plan has been confirmed, still waiting to find out about the simple Egypt Air leg. After thinking about it I still can't make up my mind. I really want to go to these other places, but I'm really unhappy with the Cairo - Dar es Salaam and back difficulties (having to go via Khartoum and Nairobi). Right now I'm thinking that maybe I should go all out and do both - maximum flexibility and convenience - also maximum price.

Spent the afternoon checking things off my task list. Went to the post office and sent 22 rolls of film home to be scanned. Had lunch, picked up the film I turned in yesterday (just ten photos from the Milford Track in New Zealand), and did some shopping. Evening was spent at the internet cafe and then trying to work out my travel plans. Tried to call my friend Amy in Morocco to get some input, but failed to get through. Then spent the rest of the night with the maps and the guide books but still no decisions.


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

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