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.

topics: Turkish ravioli (food), St. Nicholas, Diocletian, Lycia, Myra, history, Chimera, Mount Olympos, scenery; jump to dispatch

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At 6:00 PM
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Sunrise (local): 6:44 a.m.
Sunset (local): 5:47 p.m.
68°F sunny
Traveled Since Feb. 20
38 mi + 55 mi /
62 km + 89 km

2687 mi / 4337 km
Lat: 36° 11' 53" N
Lon: 29° 38' 41" E
Elev: 98 ft / 30 m

[Webmaster's note: This dispatch covers the days from February 21 to February 22. The almanac data refers to February 22.]

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Kas(h) click to view a map
Where We're Staying: Ferah Pension
Places We Visited: Tekirova, Myra, St. Nicholas Church, Demre, Lycian coast
Featured Site: Myra
Person of the Day: St. Nicholas
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: Turkish ravioli
Breakfast: omelet, cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, cheese, honey, jam, bread
Lunch: cheese and sausage sandwiches, oranges, yogurt with honey
Dinner: Turkish ravioli, soup, salad, grilled meats, potato pancakes
Olive Count: 1737
Word of the Day: Kas(h) click to hear an audio clip is both a place and a thing in Turkish.
Tech Fact of the Day: The Chimera: volcanic activity or fire-breathing goat-monster?
Flat Count (Cumulative): 19
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 26
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Next Stop: Fethiye!

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Meanwhile, Corinne and andrEa are cycling from Izmir to Bergama and then Bergama to Akçay.

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