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At 6:00 PM
March 2, 1998

Sunrise (local): 6:39 a.m.
Sunset (local): 5:55 p.m.
60°F partly cloudy
Traveled Since Last Dispatch
0 mi / 0 km

Cumulative Total
3068 mi / 4941 km
Lat: 41° 00' 32" N
Lon: 28° 58' 52" E
Elev: 22 ft / 35 m

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Istanbulclick to view a mapvisit the World Heritage Site pagevisit the World Heritage City page
Where We're Staying: the guys are still at Bengül's apartment, while the gals have moved to Gükalp's place
Places We Visited: breakfast café along the Bosporus, Topkapi Palace, Kapali çars(h)i (Covered Market), Robert College
Featured Site: Harem of the Topkapi Palace
Person of the Day: Bengül Kurtar
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: fish sandwiches
Breakfast: pastries and tea
Lunch: a quick chicken sandwich from a street vendor
Dinner: lentil soup, salad, rice and vegetables and fruit
Olive count: 1813
Word of the Day: "Güzel" click to hear an audio clip means "nice" in Turkish.
Tech Fact of the Day: The Fall of Constantinople is also known to Muslims as the Conquest of Istanbul.
Flat Count (Cumulative): 21
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 26
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