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At 6:00 PM
April 11, 1998

Sunrise (local): 6:15 a.m.
Sunset (local): 7:23 p.m.
60°F steady rain
Traveled Since Last Dispatch
4 mi / 6 km

Cumulative Total
3563 mi / 5737 km
Lat: 42° 38' 30" N
Lon: 18° 6' 27" E
Elev: 131 ft / 40 m

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Dubrovnik
Where We're Staying: private rooms
Places We Visited: fortress, streets of Dubrovnik
Featured Site: streets of Dubrovnikvisit World Heritage Site pagevisit World Heritage City page
Person of the Day: Slaven Tolj click to view photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: seafood risotto
Breakfast: donuts
Lunch: bread, cheese, bananas, yogurt
Dinner: pizzas, risotto, salad
Olive count: 2036
Word of the Day: "Bog" click to play audio clip means "Hi" and "Bye" in Croatian. It is short for "Zbogom," which means "Go with God." It is informally used by friends. An unrelated word about some letters used by Croats, Bosnians and Slovenians. All of them have some different sounds in their alphabets denoted by different marks above a letter. Unfortunately, we don't have the special marks that will help us differentiate between the three kinds of 'c' - 'ch,' 'tz,' and 'cj' (which is half-way between 'ch' and 'tz') - and two different kinds of 's' - 'sh' and 's.' For the sake of clarity, when the different kinds of pronunciation are used, we will add an additional letter in parentheses that helps you understand how the word is pronounced. So for example, the city of Metkovic is pronounced Metkovich. We will write it as Metkovic(h).
Tech Fact of the Day: republics
Flat Count (Cumulative): 22
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 28
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Next Stop: We are staying in Dubrovnik for one more night.

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