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At 6:00 PM
March 25, 1998

Sunrise (local): 6:34 a.m.
Sunset (local): 6:52 p.m.
45°F cloudy
Traveled Since Last Dispatch

Cumulative Total
3423 mi / 5512 km
Lat: 39° 39' 34" N
Lon: 20° 51' 07" E
Elev: 1693 ft / 516 m

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Ioannina (Ioannina in Greek characters)
Where We're Staying: the municipality has kindly arranged for us to stay at the lovely Hotel Xenia
Places We Visited: a comfy café, the start of the first race of the Patra three-day stage bicycle race, Independence Day celebration
Featured Site: Ioannina
Person of the Day: Gregoris and Miranda Iatrou
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: loukoumi
Breakfast: donuts and coffee
Lunch: none
Dinner: lemon chicken, pork chops, Greek salads, tzatziki
Olive count: 1902
Word of the Day: "Eimeras somsakasias" click for audio clip is how you say "Independence Day" in Greek.
Tech Fact of the Day: The nation of Greece comprises the mainland and around 1400 islands; travel between the different islands and the islands and the mainland is usually by ferries.
Flat Count (Cumulative): 22
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 27
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Next Stop: We will stay in Ioannina for another day.

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