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At 6:00 PM
April 27, 1998

Sunrise (local): 5:57 a.m.
Sunset (local): 8:03 p.m.
65°F partly cloudy
Traveled Since Last Dispatch
108 mi / 174 km

Cumulative Total
4207 mi / 6775 km
Lat: 46° 03' 25" N
Lon: 14° 30' 59" E
Elev: 1385 ft / 422 m

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Lubljana
Where We're Staying: the Sestava at the Metelkova Mesto (see tomorrow's dispatch for more information about this place)
Places We Visited: S(h)koc(z)janske jame (caves), Karst Region, Sez(h)ana, Lipic(z)a, the edge of Trieste (Italy), the Slovenian coast (Koper, Piran), Slovenian trains
Featured Site: S(h)koc(z)janske jame (caves)
Person of the Day: Borut, our guide at the S(h)koc(z)janske caves
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: a "typical" Koper lunch = franks and beans (?)
Breakfast: Italian juice and pastries
Lunch: typical regional franks and beans with a typical regional Teran (red wine)
Dinner: late-night McDonalds...
Olive count: 2063
Word of the Day: "Hvala lepa" click to play audio clip means "many thanks" in Slovenian, although "lep poz(h)drav" click to play audio clip means "nice greetings." When we arrived in Ljubljana, we were told "lep poz(h)drav, to which we responded "hvala lepa."
Tech Fact of the Day: the Karst region
Flat Count (Cumulative): 23
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 29
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Next Stop: we will stay in Ljubljana for a few days

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