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Cape Town, South Africa
September 17, 2021, 2:22 pm
Sunny
Sunny
70°F
humidity: 45%
wind speed: 16 mph SE
sunrise: 6:42 am
sunset: 6:38 pm
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Botswana
September 17, 2021, 2:22 pm
Cloudy
Cloudy
21°C
humidity: 52%
wind speed: 13 mph S
sunrise: 5:53 am
sunset: 5:52 pm
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September 17, 2021, 3:22 pm
Mostly cloudy
Mostly cloudy
82°F
humidity: 36%
wind speed: 11 mph SSE
sunrise: 6:24 am
sunset: 6:31 pm
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Day28–Hacking & Coughing, Mon, Jan 24, 2011

Start & Stop: Quito, EQ to Machala, El Oro, Ecuador

Mileage: 322 miles

Hotel: Hotel San Francisco International, Tarqui E/. Sucre Y Olmedo, Machala, El Oro, Ecuador, Phone 07-930915   ~$40 USD

Fuel: Regular: $1.48/gal, Premium: $2.00/gal

Dean: Lisa is hacking & coughing worse.  I think she’s sick!  Hopefully she’ll figure it out.

Typical town traffic.

Those little 3-wheel scooters [...]

Day27–Is Crossing the Equator a BIG Deal?, Sun, Jan 23, 2011

Border Crossing #10, Cross the Colombia/Ecuador Border AND the Equator

Start & Stop: Pasto, CO to Quito, EQ

Mileage: 227 miles

Hotel: Hotel Real Audiencia, Quito, EQ. http://www.realaudiencia.com/ubicacion.htm Parking across the street.  4th floor and no elevator! $60 USD + $5 parking

Exchange Rate: $1 USD = $1 USD but they give you small change in local coin.

PanAm Toll: $ [...]

Day26–“Sit here, Twist that”, Sat, Jan 22, 2011

Sorry, No Photos.  Will add them later.

Start & Stop: La Pintada, CO to Pasto, CO

Mileage: 477 mile!

Hotel: Hotel Galleries, 
Cra 26 No. 18-71 Third Level, Pasto, Colombia

Dean: Lisa is getting sick.  She is coughing.

Lisa: I hated to leave the Dinastia- dang, it was awesome – but we don’t have extra days to burn, unfortunately.  I would [...]

Day25–Colombia is Awesome!, Friday, Jan 21. 2011

Sorry, No Photos.  I’ll add them later!

Start & Stop: Caucasia, Colombia to La Pintada, Colombia

Mileage: 230 miles, CO25 from Caucasia, Taraza, Valdivia, Don Matias, Medellin, Caldas, Santa Barbara and ending at La Pintada, Colombia

Lodging: Hotel Real Dinastia, La Pintada, Colombia

Today’s Agricultural theme:  Coffee

Dean: Thursday’s Hotel Malecom said they had WiFi but they didn’t really have a [...]