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At 6:00 PM
June 4, 1998

Sunrise (local): 6:01 a.m.
Sunset (local): 9:13 p.m.
80°F sunny
Traveled Since Last Dispatch
0 mi / 0 km

Cumulative Total
5560 mi / 8953 km
Lat: 43° 18' 05" N
Lon: 5° 22' 15" E
Elev: 128 ft / 39 m

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Marseille
Where We're Staying: Florence's excellent apartment
Places We Visited: DIA Dialogues and Initiatives office, Maison Orangina
Featured Site: Maison Orangina - espace multimedia click to view a photograph
Person of the Day: Florence Bouillon click to view a photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: bouillabaisse
Breakfast: pain au chocolat
Lunch: sandwiches with merguez sausage or "chèvre" (goat cheese), and french fries
Dinner: salad, rice with vegetables, bread, cheese, cookies
Olive count: 2295
Word of the Day: "Oh! tu tires ou tu pointes?" click to hear an audio clip is a typical Marseillaise expression (said in the typical accent of southern France) inspired by the game of boules (also called bacci in Italy). It literally means, "Hey, are you going to throw the ball or watch how it lands." More figuratively it means, "Make up your mind and get a move on (whatever it is you should be doing)."
Tech Fact of the Day: the island of Corsica is part of France
Flat Count (Cumulative): 37
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 32
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