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At 6:00 PM
March 19, 1998

Sunrise (local): 6:39 a.m.
Sunset (local): 6:41 p.m.
48°F sunny
[3/18: 30°F snow!]
Traveled Since Last Dispatch
78 mi / 126 km

Cumulative Total
3311 mi / 5331 km
Lat: 37° 40' 52" N
Lon: 22° 01' 42" E
Elev: 1660 ft / 506 m

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Langadia
Where We're Staying: Hotel Kentrikon (Kentrikon, in Greek)
Places We Visited: Palamidi Fortress in Nafplio (Nafplio, in Greek), the snows of Mount Varson, Forthnet office in Tripoli (Tripoli, in Greek), fields of Pan
Featured Site: Palamidi Fortress of Nafplio click to view a photograph
Person of the Day: Pan, the dancing, flute playing, centaur-like god click to view a photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: chicken and mozzarella bake
Breakfast: spinach pie
Lunch: fruit, bread, hot tea
Dinner: bean soup, salad, chicken
Olive count: 1889
Word of the Day: A person who is in love with cities is an "astiphile", which comes from the Greek word "astifelia." click to hear an audio clip The word "asti" means city, and "felia" means to have love for something or someone. Like the word philosophy means love of thought!
Tech Fact of the Day: windburn versus sunburn
Flat Count (Cumulative): 22
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 27
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