Our Mediterranean Itinerary:

From September 1997 to June 1998, a team of cyclists circled the Mediterranean, visiting cultural sites and schools, meeting local people, and writing reports of their visits. In April, the team visited Albania, Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, and Italy. Click on a date to view the complete report submitted for that day. The towns and cities the team visited and a brief list of key topics covered in the report are shown for each date. Dates are listed in the form MM/DD/YY.

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ALBANIA BikeAbout GalleryAbout AlbaniaMap of Albanian Coast

04/01/98Tiranasanduic (food), HISTORY, Illyria, Danube, Emperor Diocletian, Ottoman Empire, World War I, Skanderbeg, AEDP, school life
yogurt (food), Via Appia, Albanian Cycling Union, visas, politics in Albania, emigration, Albanian economy, bicycling
04/03/98Tiranatavë dhen (food), National Museum, National Gallery, "Linda" women's cultural center
04/04/98Tiranaburek (food), Albanian greetings, Albanian Education Development Project, Open Internet Center, travel arrangements, biking with the Albanian Cycling Union, Petrela Castle/Fortress, saying goodbye

YUGOSLAVIA (MONTENEGRO) BikeAbout GalleryAbout Yugoslavia (Montenegro)Map of Yugoslavian Coast

Local conditions prohibited a visit to Yugoslavia...

...However, at our invitation, our friend Biljana Ackovski Petrovic has contributed a BikeAbout-style report about what our team might have experienced had they been able to travel to Yugoslavia. BikeAbout Director Ethan Gelber has also written a report about the team's efforts to visit Yugoslavia.

Available Dispatches:

Biljana Ackovski Petrovic's Dispatch
Ethan Gelber's Dispatch

Coastal Mediterranean World Heritage Sites in Yugoslavia:

KotorWorld Heritage SiteWorld Heritage City

ITALY BikeAbout GalleryAbout ItalyMap of Italian Coast

04/05/98BariAdriatic Sea, seas, fishing, currency, border crossing
04/06/98Baripasta, Saint Nicholas/Santa Claus/San Nicola, architecture, William the Bad, daily life, Normans, Yugoslavia, borders
04/08/98Barioctagonal castle, Frederick the II, Trulli houses, sudden change in travel plans
Italy Itinerary Continues in Later in April

CROATIA BikeAbout GalleryAbout CroatiaMap of Croatian Coast

04/11/98DubrovnikWorld Heritage SiteWorld Heritage City architecture, history, Venice, Ottomans, Napoleon
04/12/98DubrovnikThe Walls of Dubrovnik, Josip Broz Tito, HISTORY, Nonalignment Policy, "sobe"
04/13/98Metkovic(h)Adriatic Coast, DIA Sarajevo Euroclub, HISTORY

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA BikeAbout GalleryAbout Bosnia and HerzegovinaMap of Bosnian Coast

04/14/98SarajevoAdriatic Coast, DIA Sarajevo Euroclub, HISTORY
04/15/98Sarajevopida (food), Sarajevo, Balkan war, living with war, HISTORY, acronyms
04/16/98SarajevoHISTORY, downtown Sarajevo, Barcelona-Srajevo A.D.L. Club, Franz Ferdinand, Gavrilo Princip, WWI, Sarajevo sights
04/17/98MostarKajmak (food), shrapnel, Mostar, Mladi Most, HISTORY, Kujundz(h)iluk (Old Quarter), Pavarotti Center, Stari Most (Old Bridge)

CROATIA BikeAbout GalleryAbout CroatiaMap of Croatian Coast

SplitWorld Heritage SiteWorld Heritage City
biking, headwind, rain, wildlife and endangered species, lodging, tourist towns, Dalmatian islands
04/20/98Splitschool visit, UNESCO and World Heritage education activities, Split, history
04/22/98Zadarprs(h)ut (food), Katja, CARNet, Trogir, wind, chat 'n' debate, private accommodation, cycling
04/25/98Rijeka/OpatijaD(j)uved(j) (food), 45th parallel, latitude and longitude, Zadar, history, Pag Island

SLOVENIA BikeAbout GalleryAbout SloveniaMap of Slovenian Coast

Skocjan cavesWorld Heritage Site
Skocjan Caves, Koper, Karst region, Lipizzaner stallions, Lipic(z)a, history
04/27/98LjubljanaSkocjan Caves, Koper, Karst region, Lipizzaner stallions, Lipic(z)a, history
04/29/98Ljubljanapotic(z)a (food and recipe), HISTORY, Metelkova Mesto, andrEa's gallery

ITALY BikeAbout GalleryAbout ItalyMap of Italian Coast

04/30/98TriesteHistory, Trieste, FIAB (Federazione Italiana Amici della Bicicletta), chat 'n' debate, Miramare Castle, Austrian Empire, Carducci School, Lanza family, Italian unification
Italy Itinerary Continues in May

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