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At 6:00 PM
May 27, 1998

Sunrise (local): 5:48 a.m.
Sunset (local): 8:55 p.m.
77°F sunny
Traveled Since Last Dispatch
124 mi / 199 km

Cumulative Total
5262 mi / 8474 km
Lat: 44° 24' 19" N
Lon: 8° 56' 43" E
Elev: 66 ft / 20 m

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Genova, also called Genoa
Where We're Staying: Albergo Barone
Places We Visited: Lucca, Pietrasanta, La Spezia, Cinque Terre
Featured Site: Cinque Terrevisit the World Heritage Site page
Person of the Day: Joy Marino
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: risotto
Breakfast: none
Lunch: ham-and-cheese sandwiches, olives, fruit, cookies and juice
Dinner: salad, fettucini with pesto, filet of fish, seafood risotto
Olive count: 2167
Word of the Day: "Dai, dai!" click to hear an audio clip literally means "Give, give!" in Italian. Like "alle-alle," this particular phrase is often used at bike races to urge on participants, much the way an English-speaker would yell "go, go!" Often when we are biking up hills, people shout out "Dai, dai!" to give us encouragement. Of course, it could be that they can see the agony on our faces and, not wanting to witness our suffering, are actually using their limited grasp of English to tell us to hurry up and "die, die", but we're pretty sure it's the former and not the latter).
Tech Fact of the Day: the Gulf of Poets is the unofficial name of the Gulf of La Spezia
Flat Count (Cumulative): 34
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 32
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Next Stop: We are staying in Genova for a day

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