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At 6:00 PM
March 31, 1998

Sunrise (local): 6:28 a.m.
Sunset (local): 7:03 p.m.
65°F sunny
Traveled Since Last Dispatch
46 mi / 74 km

Cumulative Total
3474 mi / 5595 km
Lat: 41° 18' 57" N
Lon: 19° 49' 14" E
Elev: 344 ft / 105 m

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Tirana
Where We're Staying: Motel Armstrong
Places We Visited: Ioannina bus station, Greek-Albanian border, southern Albania, Tirana by night
Featured Site: Greek-Albanian border
Person of the Day: Kostas Sourloukas (in Greece) and Gazi Haxhia (in Albania)
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: Tex-Mex food!
Breakfast: juice, corn flakes and milk, coffee
Lunch: nothing, unless you count what we noshed while on the bus - Snickers bars and orange juice
Dinner: cheese nachos, Greek salad, enchiladas, chimichangas, ice cream sundaes
Olive count: 1972
Word of the Day: "Faleminderit" click for audio clip means "thank you" in Albanian
Tech Fact of the Day: the 700,000-750,000 pillbox bunkers of Albania
Flat Count (Cumulative): 22
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 28
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Next Stop: We are staying in Tirana

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