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At 6:00 PM
previous day's journalNovember 4–7, 1997next day's journal
Sunrise (local): 6:39 a.m.
Sunset (local): 5:21 p.m.
78°F sunny
Traveled Since Nov. 3
68 mi / 109 km

1045 mi / 1682 km
Lat: 33° 52' 42" N
Lon: 10° 51' 31" E
Elev: 0 ft / 0 m

[Webmaster's note: This dispatch covers the travel days from November 4 to November 7. The almanac data refers to November 7.]

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Houmt Souk, Djerba click to view a map
Where We're Staying: Auberge de Jeunesse (located in a refurbished fondouk) click to view a photograph
Places We Visited: Island of Djerba
Featured Site: Ghirba Synagogue click to view a photograph
Person of the Day: Odysseus/Ulysses click to view a photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: ojja
Breakfast: chocolate éclair
Lunch: brik
Dinner: ojja de merguez and spaghetti
Olive Count: 1070
Word of the Day: This recorded expression click to hear an audio clip means "Are you in good health?" in Tunisian Arabic.
Tech Fact of the Day: Tunisia just celebrated 200 years of diplomatic relations with the United States.
Flat Count: 2
Broken Spoke Count: 13
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