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At 6:00 PM
previous day's journalSeptember 28–29, 1997next day's journal
Sunrise (local): 6:15 a.m.
Sunset (local): 6:08 p.m.
70°F steady rain
Traveled Since Sept. 27
33 mi / 53 km

90 mi / 145 km
Lat: 35° 34' 16" N
Lon: 05° 22' 10" W
Elev: 568 ft / 173 m

[Webmaster's note: This dispatch covers the days from September 28 to September 29. The almanac data refers to September 29.]

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Tetouan click to visit the World Heritage Site page click to visit the World Heritage City page click to view a map
Where We're Staying: Tetouan
Places We Visited: Artisan School
Featured Site: Artisan School
Person of the Day: Ahmed Habri click to view a photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: Sardines are a favorite fish specialty of the coastal regions of Morocco. While the sardines from the Atlantic are, in general, larger, most people agree that the Mediterranean sardines are tastier. Sardines are often grilled over a charcoal fire after having been lightly sprinkled with salt. Very simple, but very good.
Breakfast: Moroccan flat bread with yogurt cheese. Our guide called this "Moroccan breakfast toast."
Lunch: mixed salad and Moroccan flat bread
Dinner: grilled sardines with a tomato and onion salad.
Olive Count: 80
Word of the Day: Ettassamouh click to view a photographclick to hear an audio clip means "tolerance" in Arabic.
Tech Fact of the Day: Most of the electrical outlets in Europe and North Africa rely on 220 volt electricity, twice the 110 volts most American appliances use. Luckily our equipment, like our cameras and computers, has built-in devices in the power supply to convert the 220 volts into 110. All we had to do was pick up adapters click to view a photograph click to view a photograph so our plugs would fit into the differently shaped outlets. Click on the photo icons for a look at a North African/European adaptor plug click to view a photograph, versus a British adaptor plug click to view a photograph and even an Australian adaptor plug. click to view a photograph
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