Webmaster's Note: Because the BikeAbout team is traveling in smaller groups for a little while, we have changed the format of the journal slightly. The dispatches for Turkey will be presented in geographical rather than chronological order. To view the chronological order, go to the itinerary.

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At 6:00 PM
previous day's journalFebruary 11–12, 1998next day's journal
Sunrise (local): 6:32 a.m.
Sunset (local): 5:14 p.m.
65°F sunny
Traveled Since Feb. 10
76 mi / 123 km

2287 mi / 3691 km
Lat: 36° 59' 32" N
Lon: 35° 19' 33" E
Elev: 141 ft / 43 m

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

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Adana click to view a map
Where We're Staying: Hotel Gümüs(h)
Places We Visited: Ugarit click to view a map, Turkish border, Antakya, Iskenderun
Featured Site: Ugarit
Person of the Day: People of Syria
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: köfte
Breakfast: a loaf of bread
Lunch: snacks on the side of the rode
Dinner: köfte sandwich
Olive Count: 1677
Word of the Day: Merhaba click to hear an audio clip means "hello" in Turkish. Compare it to two different Arabic words that sounds suspiciously similar: word #1 and word #2.
Tech Fact of the Day: Crossing borders can be a pain (part #4)
Flat Count (Cumulative): 17
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 26
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Next Stop: We are staying in Adana!

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Meanwhile, Corinne and andrEa are cycling to Mugla, Turkey.

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