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Monday, March 5, 2001
Kovalm to Kovalam, India
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Kovalam, India:
Latitude: 8° 23' 11" North
Longitude: 76° 58' 49" East
Altitude: 28 feet
From Seattle: 10220 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Hotel Greenland

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Today's Travel:
Country: India
Region: Kerala
Path:Kovalm - Kovalam, India
Weather: Mostly Sunny / Partial Sun / Rain

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1425
Linear Dist: 273329
Countries Visited: 74
Regions Visited: 281
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Hotels: 562
Friends / Family: 338
Camping: 130
Hostels: 262
Transit: 89
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4543
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Journal Entry:
I Slept in (I really love the quiet here) then spent the rest of the morning working on my journal and sending email from the internet cafe. In the early afternoon I went to the beach. There's a little bit of a swell running (waves 3-4 foot) so it was fun to play in the water. I've probably only manager to body surf a half dozen times in the last four years - it felt good. In the evening the clouds rolled in so I gave up on the sunset and went back to my room. I took a quick shower and put on clean dry clothes (I also got laundry back). As I walked out of my room for diner a few minutes later it started to rain. Within minutes it was torrential and I was drenched - so much for changing in to clean clothes. After diner it had stopped raining so I headed for one of the beach front cafes for a video. I watched the end of "Me, Myself, and Irene" (hated it), and then moved to another cafe to watch "Men of Honor" (loved it). The sky had cleared so I slowly walked back on the beach watching the stars and the beams from the lighthouse.


Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: India
CIA - The World Factbook: India

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