topics: Bekri meze (food), schoolchildren, Greek playground games, parasailing; jump to dispatch
|At 6:00 PM|
March 30, 1998
|Sunrise (local): 7:27 a.m.|
Sunset (local): 7:58 p.m.
|Traveled Since Last Dispatch|
0 mi / 0 km
3429 mi / 5521 km
|Lat: 40° 02' 38" N|
Lon: 20° 44' 46" E
Elev: 1903 ft / 580 m
- Where We Are: Konitsa ()
- Where We're Staying: Konstantinos (Kostas) Housos Guest House ()
- 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" (), 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" 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
Next Stop: Tirana, Albania
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