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At 6:00 PM
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Sunrise (local): 7:38 a.m.
Sunset (local): 5:52 p.m.
65°F steady rain
Traveled Since Nov. 11
30 mi / 49 km

1149 mi / 1850 km
Lat: 37° 46' 55" N
Lon: 14° 50' 10" E
Elev: 2789 ft / 850 m

[Webmaster's note: This dispatch covers the days from November 12 to November 13. The almanac data refers to November 13.]

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Bronte, Sicily click to view a map
Where We're Staying: St. Marcantonio Home of the Elderly and Infirm
Places We Visited: Scuola Media Statale "Luigi Castiglione"
Featured Site: Nelson Castle and Estate click to view a photograph
People of the Day: Ms. Carmela Avellino click to view a photograph and Giusseppe click to view a photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: pistachio sweets
Breakfast: nothing!
Lunch: pasta, cheeses, meats, salad, fruit
Dinner: pasta, "fresher than fresh" cheese, meats, salad, fruit
Olive Count: 1115
Word of the Day: Grazie means "thank you" in Italian.
Tech Fact of the Day: Video cameras on Mount Etna
Flat Count (Cumulative): 3
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 15
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Next Stop: We don't know!

If we've learned anything so far on this journey, it's to be ready for anything. One of the reasons why we are in Sicily at all is because we have to make a detour around Libya to get to Egypt for the next part of our trip. But there are several ways to get to Egypt. One route is to take trains all the way along southern Italy, catch a ferry to Greece, and take another ship to Alexandria, Egypt. Another possibility is to fly straight into Cairo, Egypt, via Rome (Italy), Athens (Greece), or the small island country of Malta. Visit us again tomorrow to see how we end up getting there!

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