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
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Sunrise (local): 6:44 a.m.
Sunset (local): 5:51 p.m.
65°F sunny
Traveled Since Feb. 22
72 mi / 116 km

2759 mi / 4453 km
Lat: 36° 37' 29" N
Lon: 29° 06' 57" E
Elev: 9 ft / 3 m

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Fethiye click to view a map
Where We're Staying: Esen Pensiyon
Places We Visited: Xanthos visit the World Heritage Site page
Featured Site: Xanthos visit the World Heritage Site page
Person of the Day: Anthony's parents, Gerald and Carol Ziehmke
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: kadiyif
Breakfast: a "Turkish breakfast" of soft-boiled egg, bread, honey, jam, and butter
Lunch: yogurt, bread, cheese, and sausage, with a little chocolate for desert
Dinner: salad, baked eggplant, yogurt, soup, and chicken stew
Olive Count: 1750
Word of the Day: Hos(h)geldin click to hear an audio clip means "welcome" in Turkish.
Tech Fact of the Day: Lycian League
Flat Count (Cumulative): 20
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 26
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Next Stop: Mugla!

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Meanwhile, Corinne and andrEa are cycling from Akçay to Çanakkale.

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