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At 6:00 PM
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Sunrise (local): 6:15 a.m.
Sunset (local): 5:56 p.m.
75°F windy
Traveled Since Yesterday
71 mi / 114 km

265 mi / 427 km
Lat: 35° 14' 29" N
Lon: 03° 55' 40" W
Elev: 49 ft / 15 m

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Al Hoceima click to view a map
Where We're Staying: Hotel Afrique
Places We Visited: biking-only day — no visits
Featured Site: the view from above the clouds click to view a photograph
Person of the Day: Today we biked and biked and biked and biked . . . and only met the Customs Police who patrol the roads of Morocco. click to view a photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: beignets — deep-fried pastries that resemble donuts
Breakfast: pastries and scones
Lunch: bread, juice, and cookies
Dinner: salads, fries, bread, meat
Olive Count: 136
Word of the Day: Mahas-salama means "goodbye" in Arabic.
Tech Fact of the Day: The spelling of many of the cities we visit is an unstandardized free-for-all on maps, signs click to view a photograph, and via the locals who write things out for us. For instance, on the route from Tetouan, we saw Chefchaouen spelled two different ways, and today we saw our destination written as "El Hociem," "Al Hoceima," and "Alhucem," making it a challenge to know whether we were on the right track and to agree on a spelling for the dispatches!
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