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At 6:00 PM
March 30, 1998

Sunrise (local): 7:27 a.m.
Sunset (local): 7:58 p.m.
68°F sunny
Traveled Since Last Dispatch
0 mi / 0 km

Cumulative Total
3429 mi / 5521 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 #3, the sky, teen café
Featured Site: Primary School #3
Person of the Day: schoolchildren of Konitsa
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: "Bekri meze" (Bekri meze in Greek characters), or "Drunk Man's meze" (appetizer)
Breakfast: Greek coffee, spanakopita and tirokopita (cheese pastries)
Lunch: Greek salad, tzatziki, roast pork
Dinner: Greek salad, saganaki, grilled meats (including chicken, pork, and beef), french fries, tzatziki
Olive count: 1963
Word of the Day: "Holeo" click for audio clip means "school" in Greek.
Tech Fact of the Day: Private Lessons. Most Greek school children attend afternoon and weekend private lessons in addition to their regular school classes (for more about this, see also our school visit in Ioannina). Hoping to give their children a leg up on the competitive exams each student must take, most parents pay for tutors to give their children these extra private lessons. Imagine coming home from school to face not only homework, but also more lessons! You might recall that Padraic and Ethan's host in Athens, Katerina, worked as a private tutor. The most popular subjects for private lessons are foreign language, mathematics and science.
Flat Count (Cumulative): 22
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 28
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