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.

topics: Börek (food), Atatürk, HISTORY, Ottoman Empire, Alanya, history of the bicycle; jump to dispatch

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At 6:00 PM
previous day's journalFebruary 16–18, 1998next day's journal
Sunrise (local): 6:38 a.m.
Sunset (local): 5:34 p.m.
65°F sunny
Traveled Since Feb. 15
122 mi / 197 km

Cumulative (all groups)
2506 mi / 4044 km
Lat: 36° 32' 30" N
Lon: 32° 00' 08" E
Elev: 23 ft / 7 m

[Webmaster's note: This dispatch covers the days from February 16 to February 18. The almanac data refers to February 18.]

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Alanya click to view a map
Where We're Staying: Baba Hotel
Places We Visited: Turkish Mediterranean Coast, Alanya
Featured Site: Alanya
Person of the Day: Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk)
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: börek
Breakfast: bananas, oranges, apples and bread
Lunch: yogurt, honey, bread, cheese, sausage, and fruit juice
Dinner: lentil soup, salad, Adana kebab, chicken kebab, and rice
Olive Count: 1677
Word of the Day: Nassilsin? click to hear an audio clip means "How are you?" in Turkish.
Tech Fact of the Day: The bicycle!
Flat Count (Cumulative): 19
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 26
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Next Stop: Antalya!

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Meanwhile, Corinne and andrEa are cycling from Didim to Selçuk and then Selçuk to Izmir.

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