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Tuesday, April 17, 2001
Palolem, India
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Palolem, India:
Latitude: 15° 0' 26" North
Longitude: 74° 1' 37" East
Altitude: 4 feet
From Seattle: 9940 miles
Lodging: Hotel - High Tide Huts

Today's Travel:
Country: India
Region: Goa
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1468
Linear Dist: 275507
Countries Visited: 75
Regions Visited: 285
More stats...
Hotels: 595
Friends / Family: 338
Camping: 130
Hostels: 262
Transit: 99
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4580

Journal Entry:
Finally slept in after a truly great sleep. Had an extended breakfast (pastry here, lassie there, etc) then went by the travel agent, but by that time the airline offices were closed for lunch. Spent a couple hours at the beach with my Nepal guide book then went back to the travel agent. I found the flights I wanted then spent the rest of the afternoon / evening paying for them (Walk back to hut, via a short cut so I got lost, then back to travel agent, then convert travelers checks, argue about a photo copy of my passport - it's required, but the nearest machine is in the next town, I finally remember that I might have one, and promise to bring it when I pick up the tickets). Met up with everyone at the usual bar for a few beers. Alyssa and I head for Cool Breeze for diner again. On the way I notice a section of a calendar carefully folded up on the road - it looked familiar so I picked it up - sure enough it was one of the stoned guy's (from two nights ago) stash - maybe two cups of pot. It was Lindsay's birthday so I passed on the find as a gift. After diner there was a big night out celebrating her birthday with a big group of us in front of our bar where they (the bartenders) had built us a bonfire (nice even though it was way to hot).

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

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