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Friday, April 3, 1998
Amman, Jordan to Jerusalem, Israel
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Jerusalem, Israel:
Latitude: 31° 46' 53" North
Longitude: 35° 13' 52" East
Altitude: 2633 feet
From Seattle: 8401 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Tabasco Hostel

Today's Travel:
Countries: Jordan, Israel
Regions: Greater Amman, West Bank
Route: Service Taxi: Amman - Allenby Bridge, Bus: Border, Service Taxi: Border - Jerusalem
Start: Amman, Jordan
Stop 1. Jisr al-Malek al-Hussein, Jordan
Stop 2. Allenby Bridge
End:Jerusalem, Israel
Linear:43 miles
Weather: Rain

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 358
Linear Dist: 97036
Countries Visited: 31
Regions Visited: 115
More stats...
Hotels: 76
Friends / Family: 98
Camping: 38
Hostels: 114
Transit: 32
Beers: 1461

Journal Entry:
Got back to the hotel and realized that time changed forward last night (not backwards like I thought), so it was just after 8am. Next realization was I had to be at the al-Hussein bridge by 2p if I wanted to cross (Friday hours). Final thought if I go to bed now I'm not going to make it. So I packed, went out looking for an ATM (having spent most of my cash last night), and checked out. Got a service taxi immeadiately (and I was the only one in it - he most have wanted to be at the bridge). Got to the bridge and got on the bus across just as it was leaving. Got to the Israli side and got through custums, and caught a service taxi which also left as soon as I got on. About 11, just two hours after checking out of the hotel in Amman, I was laying down to sleep in my bed in Jerusalem.

Obviously I didn't get a lot of sight seeing done today, but as it was raining I don't feel too guilty. Went out looking for an ATM again around 6. Walked around ithe Arab quarter of the old town (that's where the hostel is). Went down to the "Tea Room" at the hostel which was going off, but I was still suffering from last night so I ended up reading and going to bed fairly early.

Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Jerusalem
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Israel and the Occupied Territories
CIA World Fact Book: Israel

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