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At 6:00 PM
April 3, 1998

Sunrise (local): 6:23 a.m.
Sunset (local): 7:06 p.m.
67°F sunny
Traveled Since Last Dispatch
0 mi / 0 km

Cumulative Total
3455 mi / 5563 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: host family homes
Places We Visited: National Museum, Open Internet Center, National Gallery of Visual Art
Featured Site: "Linda" Cultural Center for Women
Person of the Day: Eleni Laperi Koci click for photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: tavë dhen, which literally means "plate of clay"
Breakfast: bread, yogurt, juice, cheese, pastries, olives
Lunch: AEDP kitchen lunch of salad, fish, fries, and fruit
Dinner: soups, stews, and general smorgasbord, including pudding for dessert!
Olive count: 1978
Word of the Day: "Bujrum" click for audio clip means "Come and join us (for a meal)" and "të bëftë mirë" click for audio clip means "enjoy your meal." Compare "bujrum" with the "buyurun" we first encountered in Turkey and from which it is derived.
Tech Fact of the Day: border closures and ethnic Albanians
Flat Count (Cumulative): 22
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 28
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Next Stop: We don't know!

The plan was to leave Tirana for Shkodra tomorrow morning, but that's become a tricky situation (read the Rider Notes for more details)!

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