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At 6:00 PM
March 12, 1998

Sunrise (local): 6:43 a.m.
Sunset (local): 6:28 p.m.
50°F intermittent rain
Traveled Since Last Dispatch
0 mi / 0 km

Cumulative Total
3141 mi / 5058 km
Lat: 39° 37' 52" N
Lon: 22° 25' 13" E
Elev: 79 ft / 24 m

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Athens (Athens, in Greek)
Where We're Staying: Ethan and Padraic are still at Katerina's while Corinne and Anthony have moved to the homes of Michalis and Harris
Places We Visited: Athens, Olympic Park Velodrome, Ministry of Education, Eurosymbioses-Greece, Aegee-Athina
Featured Site: Olympic Park Velodrome
Person of the Day: Michalis click to view a photograph and Haridimous click to view a photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: "kaltsounia" is a sweet pastry, usually from Crete
Breakfast: Nothing! The typical Greek breakfast is coffee or nothing at all!
Lunch: salad, souvlaki, fries
Dinner: gyros, salad, bread
Olive count: 1868
Word of the Day: "Omonia" click to hear an audio clip and "armonia" click to hear an audio clip are "peace" and "harmony" in Greek
Tech Fact of the Day: People in Greece call themselves Hellenic instead of Greek
Flat Count (Cumulative): 21
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 27
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Next Stop: We are in Athens a number of days - there's a lot to see!

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