BikeAbout the Mediterranean: Palestine


BikeAbout-the Mediterranean was a nine-month, 11,000-kilometer circumnavigation of the Mediterranean Sea... by bicycle. The BikeAbout team visited Palestine from December 7, 1997 to December 11, 1997 and from December 13, 1997 to December 15, 1997. To read about what happened, see any of the following trip dispatches:

bulletDecember 7, 1997, Gaza City, Palestine
Topics: Intifada, security checkpoints, border crossing, leaving Egypt, environment, vegetation
bulletDecember 8, 1997, Gaza City, Palestine
Topics: cultural exchange
bulletDecember 9, 1997, Gaza City, Palestine
Topics: maftoul (food), Khan Younis, Intifada, HISTORY, PLO, cultural events, women in society, environment, family life
bulletDecember 10, 1997, Gaza City, Palestine
Topics: malfoof (food), Yassir Arafat, HISTORY (Gaza), Alexander the Great, rules of the road, refugee camps, environment, Palestinian daily life
bulletDecember 11, 1997, Gaza City, Palestine
Topics: opportunity for cultural exchange; Mediterranean beach; environment, refugee camps, Intifada, Palestinian daily life
bulletDecember 13-14, 1997, Hebron, Palestine
Topics: zatar (food), Palestinian activism, West Bank, administrative detainees, Israeli settlements, HISTORY, Oslo Peace Accords, Israeli/Palestinian conflict
bulletDecember 16, 1997, Beit Sahour (near Bethlehem), West Bank
Topics: Arabic greetings, security checkpoints, Shepherds' Field, religious sites, Israeli/Palestinian conflict

In addition to reading these dispatches, we encourage you to visit these resources:

bulletBikeAbout Palestine Scrapbook
Photos and sounds gathered by the BikeAbout team; maps of Palestine.
bulletAbout Palestine
Basic facts about Palestine's government, economy, and people; links to other sources of information on the 'Net. Compiled by BikeAbout.

BikeAbout Itinerary & Journal Discussion Groups Resource Library eDscape Projects BikeAbout Scrapbook
Discussions Resource

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PalNetInternet access while in Palestine was provided by PalNet.

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