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At 6:00 PM
previous day's journalJanuary 11–12, 1998next day's journal
Sunrise (local): 6:40 a.m.
Sunset (local): 4:54 p.m.
42°F p_cloudy
Traveled Since Last Dispatch
43 m / 70 km

1592 mi / 2564 km
Lat: 31° 47' 56" N
Lon: 35° 08' 37" E
Elev: 2792 ft / 851 m

[Webmaster's note: This dispatch covers the days from January 11 to January 12. The almanac data refers to January 12.]

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Jerusalem visit the World Heritage Site page visit the World Heritage City page click to view a map
Where We're Staying: the homes of Beni and Esther van Vlymen, and Yefim and Nona Manusov
Places We Visited: view from our bike seats
Featured Site: Battlefields of the 1948 War for Independence / Arab-Israeli War
Person of the Day: Hosts, Beni and Esther van Vlymen click to view a photograph, and Yefim and Nona Manusov click to view a photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: fat
Breakfast: humus and fuul with pita bread
Lunch: bread, a cream cheese spread, fruit juice, and a candy bar
Dinner: bread, cheese, tomato salad, cabbage soup, cooked bulgar wheat, and fish
Olive count: 1354
Word of the Day: Olam click to hear an audio clip means "world" in Hebrew.
Tech Fact of the Day: It is not wise to take a three-week break from bicycling and then immediately do a tough ride through the foothills of Jerusalem. In fact, doing something so foolish can cause extreme thigh- and calf-muscle pain and a burning sensation in your lungs. While all this pain does distract you from the cold, it does not greatly add to the joy of biking.
Flat Count (Cumulative): 4
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 22
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