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BikeAbout Log

At 6:00 PM
April 4, 1998

Sunrise (local): 6:21 a.m.
Sunset (local): 7:08 p.m.
68°F sunny
Traveled Since Last Dispatch
20 mi / 32 km

Cumulative Total
3475 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: Naçi's Guesthouse
Places We Visited: Albanian Education Development Project (AEDP), Petrela Castle/Fortress
Featured Site: Albanian Education Development Project (AEDP)
Person of the Day: Olton (Toni) Hysenbegas click to view photograph and Ilir Zenku click to view photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: burek
Breakfast: a feast of bread with a host of toppings (yogurt, a yogurt-cream combination, honey, etc.), warm milk with honey, and a cheese pastry
Lunch: ham and cheese sandwiches
Dinner: Greek salad, tomato salad, pizza
Olive count: 2001
Word of the Day: Albanian greetings
Tech Fact of the Day: The Albanian alphabet apparently has more letters it in than any other alphabet in the world. Or so we were emphatically told. How many letters does it have? 36. Many of the "extra" letters are for sounds that exist in English but require two or three letters. Examples of this is "ç" which sounds like the English "ch."
Flat Count (Cumulative): 22
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 28
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