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BikeAbout Log

At 6:00 PM
March 26, 1998

Sunrise (local): 6:33 a.m.
Sunset (local): 6:54 p.m.
50°F windy
Traveled Since Last Dispatch

Cumulative Total
Lat: 40° 02' 38" N
Lon: 20° 44' 46" E
Elev: 1903 ft / 580 m

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Konitsa (Konitsa in Greek characters)
Where We're Staying: Konstantinos (Kostas) Housos Guest House (Konstantinos Housos in Greek characters)
Places We Visited: Ioannina Secondary School, Wax Museum
Featured Site: Pavlos Vrellis Museum of Greek History (wax figures)
Person of the Day: George Tselikas click for photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: wild boar
Breakfast: buffet at the Hotel Xenia - a little bit of everything (cereal and milk, yogurt, fruit, fried eggs, rolls, cheese, cold cuts, juice, tea/coffee)
Lunch: skipped lunch today - too busy talking with students!
Dinner: feasted with the Mayor of Konitsa: Greek salads, cheeses, assorted meat dishes, french fries, and wine
Olive count: 1913
Word of the Day: In Greek, "Felos" click for audio clip means "friend," and "felia" click for audio clip means friendship! This is from where we get the English word "affiliation" from (among others), and might also correspond to the old term, "Hey, fella!" Cool, huh?
Tech Fact of the Day: STRONG WINDS (even in Greek click for audio clip) are dangerous for cyclists... and other people
Flat Count (Cumulative): 22
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 28
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Next Stop: We are in Konitsa for the whole weekend!

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