Webmaster's Note: Because the BikeAbout team is traveling in smaller groups for a little while, we have changed the format of the journal slightly. The dispatches for Turkey will be presented in geographical rather than chronological order. To view the chronological order, go to the itinerary.

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At 6:00 PM
previous day's journalFebruary 14–15, 1998next day's journal
Sunrise (local): 6:34 a.m.
Sunset (local): 5:24 p.m.
62°F sunny
Traveled Since Feb. 13
43 mi + 54 mi /
69 km + 87 km

2384 mi / 3847 km
Lat: 36° 22' 34" N
Lon: 33° 55' 30" E
Elev: 92 ft / 28 m

[Webmaster's note: This dispatch covers the days from February 14 to February 15. The almanac data refers to February 15.]

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Silifke click to view a map
Where We're Staying: Akdeniz Hotel
Places We Visited: Kizkalesi Castles, Silifke Castle, Mersin, Tarsus
Featured Site: Kizkalesi/Korykos Castles
Person of the Day: Saul (Paul) of Tarsus
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: s(h)algam
Breakfast: cookies, pastries, bananas, oranges
Lunch: roast chicken, bread, cheese, oranges
Dinner: chicken kebab, Adana kebab, yogurt dip, rice and salad
Olive Count: 1677
Word of the Day: Güle güle means "goodbye" in Turkish. We hear it often, usually just a split second after we ride passed and people yell "Merhaba!" at the top of their lungs.
Tech Fact of the Day: St. Valentine's Day
Flat Count (Cumulative): 12
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 26
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Next Stop: Anamur!

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Meanwhile, Corinne and andrEa are staying in Milas and then cycling from Milas to Didim.

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