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At 6:00 PM
March 27, 1998

Sunrise (local): 6:31 a.m.
Sunset (local): 6:55 p.m.
50°F windy
Traveled Since Last Dispatch
0 mi / 0 km

Cumulative Total
3423 mi / 5512 km
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: Primary School #1 of Konitsa, Konitsa High School, Konitsa Town Hall, Konitsa Town Hall Auditorium
Featured Site: Konitsa Town Hall
Person of the Day: Mr. Prodromos Hatziefraimidis, Mayor of Konitsa
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: grilled meats
Breakfast: Greek coffee, tea, and assorted pastries (tiropitakia, spanikopitakia)
Lunch: Greek salad, beef head soup, bean soup, breaded fish, french fries
Dinner: Greek salad, tzatziki, salanaki, melitzanosalata (eggplant dip), and lots of assorted grilled meats (liver, lamb, beef, and pork)
Olive count: 1920
Word of the Day: "Eliftheria" (Eliftheria in Greek characters) click for audio clip means "freedom" in Greek. Learning this word was very much in keeping with the Independence Day celebration we enjoyed back in Ioannina. "Eliftheria" is also the name of the newspaper in Larissa that published an article about BikeAbout in Greece!
Tech Fact of the Day: earthquakes in Konitsa
Flat Count (Cumulative): 22
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 28
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