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Thursday, June 8, 2000
Sufers Paradise to Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
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Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia:
Latitude: 27° 59' 35" South
Longitude: 153° 25' 47" East
Altitude: 44 feet
From Seattle: 8255 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Sun N Surf Backpackers

Today's Travel:
Country: Australia
Region: Queensland
Path:Sufers Paradise - Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Weather: Overcast

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1155
Linear Dist: 218885
Countries Visited: 68
Regions Visited: 259
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Hotels: 389
Friends / Family: 295
Camping: 126
Hostels: 258
Transit: 73
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4065

Journal Entry:
Slept in! Woke up to gray overcast skies. It was nice and warm, but the weather just didn't motivate at all. Wandered along the beach into the touristy heart of Surfers. Spent over an hour on the phone with my friend Stacy getting caught up and trying to arrange meeting in Egypt to dive in September. Had a huge all you can eat lunch, and hit the internet - email, further changes to the photos by country listing (Namibia for example), and random travel / interest browsing). Wandered around the shops some, but it's all horribly tacky souvenirs or "surf" clothing with two or three hundred percent markups. After the sun set it got a little chilly out so I bought some snacks for dinner and a bottle of port (Wolf Blaas - I visited their cellar in South Australia) and spent the night reading. Around eleven wandered down to the beach to watch the crabs scuttle around and soak my feet before heading to bed relatively early.

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

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