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At 6:00 PM
April 5, 1998

Sunrise (local): 6:32 a.m.
Sunset (local): 7:20 p.m.
69°F partly cloudy
Traveled Since Last Dispatch
1 mi / 2 km

Cumulative Total
3476 mi / 5597 km
Lat: 41° 07' 07" N
Lon: 16° 52' 11" E
Elev: 148 ft / 45 m

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Bari
Where We're Staying: Pensione Giulia
Places We Visited: port of Durrës, the "poltrone" (or "seat") room on the ferry to Bari, Bari at night
Featured Site: Adriatic Sea
Person of the Day: Oerd Cukalla click to view photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: chocolate milkshake
Breakfast: bread, jam, boiled eggs, cookies, tea, orange juice
Lunch: ham and cheese sandwich, crackers, potato chips and candy bars
Dinner: hamburgers, fries, milkshakes, and a salad
Olive count: 2001
Word of the Day: "Mirupafshim" click to play audio clip and "Ja kalofsh mirë" click to play audio clip are ways that people say "goodbye" in Albanian. "Mirupafshim" literally means "I hope to see you well," whereas "Ja kalofsh mirë" means "Have a nice day." Both are appropriate sentiments for our departure from Albania because the phrases assume that the speaker and listener will see each other again. We certainly hope this will be the case.
Tech Fact of the Day: counterfeit money
Flat Count (Cumulative): 22
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 28
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Next Stop: somewhere in Montenegro (probably Bar)

[Webmaster's Note: This proved to be optimistic. The team stayed in Bari for a few days, unable to visit Yugoslavia. For more about this, read Ethan's Message.]

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