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.
|04/01/98||Tirana||sanduic (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|
|04/03/98||Tirana||tavë dhen (food), National Museum, National Gallery, "Linda" women's cultural center|
|04/04/98||Tirana||burek (food), Albanian greetings, Albanian Education Development Project, Open Internet Center, travel arrangements, biking with the Albanian Cycling Union, Petrela Castle/Fortress, saying goodbye|
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.
Coastal Mediterranean World Heritage Sites in Yugoslavia:
|04/05/98||Bari||Adriatic Sea, seas, fishing, currency, border crossing|
|04/06/98||Bari||pasta, Saint Nicholas/Santa Claus/San Nicola, architecture, William the Bad, daily life, Normans, Yugoslavia, borders|
|04/08/98||Bari||octagonal castle, Frederick the II, Trulli houses, sudden change in travel plans|
|Italy Itinerary Continues in Later in April|
|04/11/98||Dubrovnik||architecture, history, Venice, Ottomans, Napoleon|
|04/12/98||Dubrovnik||The Walls of Dubrovnik, Josip Broz Tito, HISTORY, Nonalignment Policy, "sobe"|
|04/13/98||Metkovic(h)||Adriatic Coast, DIA Sarajevo Euroclub, HISTORY|
|04/14/98||Sarajevo||Adriatic Coast, DIA Sarajevo Euroclub, HISTORY|
|04/15/98||Sarajevo||pida (food), Sarajevo, Balkan war, living with war, HISTORY, acronyms|
|04/16/98||Sarajevo||HISTORY, downtown Sarajevo, Barcelona-Srajevo A.D.L. Club, Franz Ferdinand, Gavrilo Princip, WWI, Sarajevo sights|
|04/17/98||Mostar||Kajmak (food), shrapnel, Mostar, Mladi Most, HISTORY, Kujundz(h)iluk (Old Quarter), Pavarotti Center, Stari Most (Old Bridge)|
|biking, headwind, rain, wildlife and endangered species, lodging, tourist towns, Dalmatian islands|
|04/20/98||Split||school visit, UNESCO and World Heritage education activities, Split, history|
|04/22/98||Zadar||prs(h)ut (food), Katja, CARNet, Trogir, wind, chat 'n' debate, private accommodation, cycling|
|04/25/98||Rijeka/Opatija||D(j)uved(j) (food), 45th parallel, latitude and longitude, Zadar, history, Pag Island|
|Skocjan Caves, Koper, Karst region, Lipizzaner stallions, Lipic(z)a, history|
|04/27/98||Ljubljana||Skocjan Caves, Koper, Karst region, Lipizzaner stallions, Lipic(z)a, history|
|04/29/98||Ljubljana||potic(z)a (food and recipe), HISTORY, Metelkova Mesto, andrEa's gallery|
|04/30/98||Trieste||History, 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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