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Wednesday, June 7, 2000
Morningside, Brisbane to Sufers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
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Sufers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia:
Latitude: 27° 59' 35" South
Longitude: 153° 25' 47" East
Altitude: 44 feet
From Seattle: 8255 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Surf N Sun Backpackers

Today's Travel:
Country: Australia
Region: Queensland
Route: Car: Highway 3, PAcific Highway (M1), Highway 20, Highway 24
Path:Morningside, Brisbane - Sufers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Road Miles:64 miles
Linear:47 miles
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1154
Miles Driven:186307
Linear Dist: 218885
Countries Visited: 68
Regions Visited: 259
More stats...
Hotels: 389
Friends / Family: 295
Camping: 126
Hostels: 257
Transit: 73
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4060

Journal Entry:
Spent the morning hanging out and trying to get caught up on some email. Midmorning drove in to town. Picked up my new jacket, had a coffee, and checked email. Met Jason for a pub lunch near his work, then headed out of town. The drive to the Gold Coast is all freeway and quick if not very exciting. At Surfers Paradise I wandered around until I found a hostel. After checking in I did laundry, wandered around the neighborhood, and had dinner. I got pressured into going out on an organized pub crawl - it was kind of fun, but mostly made me feel old (the acerage age was probably under twenty). Sometime after two I bailed out and walked back to the hostel. The good news was that I'm already paid up for tomorrow night so I can sleep in (even put in ear plugs).

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

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