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At 6:00 PM
April 7, 1998

Sunrise (local): 6:28 a.m.
Sunset (local): 7:22 p.m.
65°F partly cloudy
Traveled Since Last Dispatch
0 mi / 0 km

Cumulative Total
3476 mi / 5597 km
Lat: 41° 07' 07" N
Lon: 16° 52' 11" E
Elev: 148 ft / 45 m

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Bari
Where We're Staying: Hotel Fiorini
Places We Visited: Basilica of Saint Nicolas, Cathedral of Bari, Old Town of Bari (Bari Vecchia)
Featured Site: Basilica of Saint Nicolas
Person of the Day: William the Bad
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: spaghetti "al dente"
Breakfast: none
Lunch: bread, cheese, ham, orange juice and lemon soda
Dinner: spaghetti, fried sausages, beef steak, chicken and fruit
Olive count: 2028
Word of the Day: "Al dente" is how you say "to the tooth" in Italian. While this might not make much sense out of context, to pasta lovers around the world, it means pasta cooked to perfection (see today's Food of the Day).
Tech Fact of the Day: "possession is nine-tenths of the law"
Flat Count (Cumulative): 22
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 28
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Next Stop: We are "stuck" in Bari for two more nights

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