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Thursday, June 28, 2001
Weno, Chuuk, Micronesia to Hagåtña, Guam
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Hagåtña, Guam:
Latitude: 13° 28' 37" North
Longitude: 144° 45' 13" East
Altitude: 58 feet
From Seattle: 6110 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Hamilton Guest House

Today's Travel:
Countries: Micronesia, United States
Regions: Chuuk, Guam
Route: Continental Micronesia flight 957: Chuuk - Guam
Path:Weno, Chuuk, Micronesia - Hagåtña, Guam
Linear:674 miles
Weather: Partial Sun

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1540
Linear Dist: 240391
Countries Visited: 78
Regions Visited: 294
More stats...
Hotels: 649
Friends / Family: 350
Camping: 135
Hostels: 262
Transit: 100
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4719

Journal Entry:
Spent the morning packing, had breakfast at a small local's coffee shop, and then finished packing. We checked out, left our luggage and took a hotel van into town. We looked at a souvenir shop, explored a couple shops, and pretty quickly decided there wasn't a lot to do there. Spent an hour at a hotel cafe drinking cold drinks (it was hot!) and playing cards. Around 1:15 started walking to the airport. At the airport we quickly found the hotel guys and they had brought our bags (I was a little worried). Stacy spent some time trying to arrange a ride to Xavier high school, the sister school to PATS and where she is going to stay tonight.

The take off was spectacular, the entire set of islands and atolls were visible in the crystal blue waters - you could even see a few wrecks! Unfortunately I'd left my camera in the overhead compartment. The flight back was short but had a couple rough spots. Once in Guam I got through immigration and customs with a minimum of hassle (though I think one of my bags was the absolute last off the plane). From the information desk I called my car rental company (the same one I used before) and in less than ten minutes they picked me up. Thirty minutes later I was checking in to my hotel. My first stop was at the internet cafe to upload all my photos - and with a fast connection! They were technically closed, but there were people around and they remembered me so they let me use the net for an hour plus a bit. A quick dinner and some reading then I headed back to my room to work on my journal.

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