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 November, the team visited Tunisia, Sicily, Malta, and Egypt. 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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TUNISIA BikeAbout GalleryAbout TunisiaMap of Tunisian Coast

11/1/97Sfax agriculture, olives, culture, daily life, access for the disabled
11/2/97Gabès map iconbicycle tech, tourism
11/3/97Matmata map iconagriculture, Hollywood films, cinema, "Star Wars," "troglodyte" (cave) homes
11/4/97Jerba map iconojja (food), Odysseus/Ulysses, Homer, HISTORY, Ghirba ("Marvelous") synagogue, diaspora, agriculture, fondouks (caravanseries), tourism, economy, health care, education, human rights
11/8/97Gabès tagine (food), mosaics, art and artifacts, Punic artifacts, mosque
11/9/97Tunis World Heritage Citymap icontagine (food), mosaics, art and artifacts, Punic artifacts, mosque

LIBYA BikeAbout GalleryAbout LibyaMap of Libyan Coast

Local conditions prohibited a visit to Libya.

Coastal Mediterranean World Heritage Sites in Libya:
CyreneWorld Heritage Site
Leptis MagnaWorld Heritage Site
SabrathaWorld Heritage Site

ITALY BikeAbout GalleryAbout ItalyMap of Italian Coast

11/10/97Catania, Sicily map iconminestrone (food), Aeolian Islands, Homer, Mount Etna, volcanos, history
11/12/97Bronte, Sicily map icon
Mt. Etna
Lord Nelson, volcanos, Archimedes, history, environment, bicycle safety
Italy Itinerary Continues in April

MALTA BikeAbout GalleryAbout MaltaMap of Malta

11/14/97Valletta visit the World Heritage Site page click to view a map
Hagar Qim and Mnajdra visit the World Heritage Site page
fenek (food), Valletta, Knights of the Order of Saint John, Crusades, HISTORY, architecture, megalithic temples, Phoenicians, daily life

EGYPT BikeAbout GalleryAbout EgyptMap of Egyptian Coast

11/16/97Cairo World Heritage SiteWorld Heritage City map iconkushari (food), arrival in Egypt/Cairo, border crossing, rules of the road
11/19/97Cairo World Heritage SiteWorld Heritage City map iconbargaining, numbers, antiquities, Egyptian Museum, King Tut, terrorism, rules of the road
11/20/97You Be The IJsome fun from Corinne
11/21/97El Gîza World Heritage Site map icon
Pyramids World Heritage Site
fatta (food), Seven Wonders of the World, building Pyramids, history, Pharaohs, ancient religion, antiquities, daily life
11/22/97Islamic CairoWorld Heritage SiteWorld Heritage City map iconMohammed, Islam, daily life, Citadel, Mamluks, HISTORY, architecture, Pyramids, Ibn Tulun Mosque
11/23/97Old (Coptic) Cairo map iconbabganooj (food), "Living Cemetery", Fortress of Babylon, Nile River, religious sites, architecture
dolma (food), cultural exchange, schools
11/26/97Saqqarah World Heritage Site map icon
Dahshur World Heritage Site
Imhotep, Step Pyramid, Zoser, Old Kingdom, Memphis, Dahshur pyramids, Pharaoh
11/28/97Alexandria map iconbicycle safety, water, Nile River, Nile Delta, rules of the road, water pumps, agriculture, Persian wheel
11/29/97Alexandria map iconAlexander the Great, HISTORY, Greek and Egyptian antiquities, black market, Pharos, Fort Qait Bey
Egypt Itinerary Continues in December

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