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Thursday, March 1, 2001
Kanyakumari, India
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Kanyakumari, India:
Latitude: 8° 5' 0" North
Longitude: 77° 33' 5" East
Altitude: 65 feet
From Seattle: 10240 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Hotel Maadhini

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Today's Travel:
Country: India
Region: Tamil Nadu
Weather: Sunny

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Vivekanada Rock Kanyakumari, India

Vivekanada Rock Kanyakumari, India

Thiruvalluvar Statue Kanyakumari, India

Vivekanada Rock Kanyakumari, India

Thiruvalluvar Statue Kanyakumari, India

Coastal view from my room Kanyakumari, India

Coastal view from my room Kanyakumari, India

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1421
Linear Dist: 273284
Countries Visited: 74
Regions Visited: 280
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Hotels: 558
Friends / Family: 338
Camping: 130
Hostels: 262
Transit: 89
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4537
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Journal Entry:
Slept in (I was up too late with the Maldives guidebook!) I spent the remainder of the morning wandering around the village some more. I like it in the morning as there are very few tourist or tourist hanger-ons around. In the afternoon I went in to the internet cafe to check my email. The connection was terrible and I kept being cut off. A problem in India is that as soon as there is someone paying for the connection the person working at the cafe gets online too - often something very high bandwidth like audio video or audio streaming. Today the guy was using an internet phone type chat room - and he's on the server so the other machines are nearly starved. I tried to upload pictures, but no way, I'll have to wait until I'm somewhere faster. I'd just about given up on trying to even deal with my email when I managed to catch a headline on CNN.com saying that there'd been a major earthquake in Seattle! Of course the computer crashed and then the server kept dropping the line. I spent nearly two hours getting the story - I hope everyone is OK. I also managed to send out a couple inquiries regarding dive trips in the Maldives. I think it's highly unlikely that I'll be able to find something available and affordable, but I'll give it a shot. After leaving the internet cafe I went to the ferry dock to catch a ferry out to Vivekanada Rock - only to find out that it was ten past four and the last ferry leaves at four. Wandered around some more then headed back to the hotel. I've decided this is a nice place, but there's not much to do here. So tomorrow morning I'll go out to the rock, and tomorrow afternoon I'll head for Kovalam (and the beach!)


Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Kanyakumari
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: India
CIA - The World Factbook: India

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