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Monday, July 20, 1998
London to Ely, England
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Ely, England:
Latitude: 52° 14' 40" North
Longitude: 0° 44' 39" East
Altitude: 150 feet
From Seattle: 5440 miles
Lodging: Friend / Family - Deedee

Today's Travel:
Country: England
Regions: Greater London, East Anglia
Path:London - Ely, England
Linear:67 miles
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 466
Linear Dist: 119824
Countries Visited: 33
Regions Visited: 130
More stats...
Hotels: 87
Friends / Family: 154
Camping: 41
Hostels: 134
Transit: 49
Beers: 1836

Journal Entry:
Went to the US embassy to get more pages added to my passport. I was a bit stressed because it took longer to find the embassy than I'd anticipated, and since I always put everything off to the last minute I got there with only a few minutes until they closed, and I had all my luggage - which would have to be hand searched before they'd let me through. I didn't know if I was going to make it. The guards took one look at my pack, asked me what I was there for, then one of them took my passport, walked to the front of the line, and brought back the passport with the new pages in a matter of minutes. I think that's the first time having my huge backpack has worked in my favor.

Caught The next train up to Ely to visit my friend Deedee. Spent the afternoon / evening at the airforce base. I mailed a package home (sailing gear mostly), we had dinner at the club, did some shopping at the PX, and caught a movie (Armageddon). My tax dollars at work!

Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: United Kingdom
CIA World Fact Book: United Kingdom

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