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At 6:00 PM
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Sunrise (local): 6:16 a.m.
Sunset (local): 6:05 p.m.
80°F partly cloudy
Traveled Since Yesterday
38 mi / 61 km

128 mi / 206 km
Lat: 35° 10' 30" N
Lon: 05° 16' 01" W
Elev: 2093 ft / 638 m

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Chefchaouen click to view a map click to view a photograph
Where We're Staying: Auberge de la Jeunesse
Places We Visited: Auberge de la Jeunesse
Featured Site: Auberge de la Jeunesse
Person of the Day: Essaida Baddane click to view a photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: couscous with lamb
Breakfast: croissants and café au lait
Lunch: nut bread and cookies
Dinner: couscous with lamb
Olive Count: 85
Word of the Day: Assalam u-alaicom click to hear an audio clip means "hello" in Arabic.
Tech Fact of the Day: Our bicycles have 24 gears, which is a great help in climbing the Rif Mountains. However, while our bikes have 24 gears, we can only use 18 without "cross chaining." Cross chaining happens when the chain is forced to go from a large gear in the front chainrings to a small gear in the rear cassette (or vice versa). Cross chaining produces stress on the chain that it is not designed to handle. Too much cross chaining could actually break the chain.
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