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|At 6:00 PM|
April 11, 1998
|Sunrise (local): 6:15 a.m.|
Sunset (local): 7:23 p.m.
|Traveled Since Last Dispatch|
4 mi / 6 km
3563 mi / 5737 km
|Lat: 42° 38' 30" N|
Lon: 18° 6' 27" E
Elev: 131 ft / 40 m
- Where We Are: Dubrovnik
- Where We're Staying: private rooms
- Places We Visited: fortress, streets of Dubrovnik
- Featured Site: streets of Dubrovnik
- Person of the Day: Slaven Tolj
- What We Ate:
- Food of the Day: seafood risotto
- Breakfast: donuts
- Lunch: bread, cheese, bananas, yogurt
- Dinner: pizzas, risotto, salad
- Olive count: 2036
- Word of the Day: "Bog" means "Hi" and "Bye" in Croatian. It is short for "Zbogom," which means "Go with God." It is informally used by friends. An unrelated word about some letters used by Croats, Bosnians and Slovenians. All of them have some different sounds in their alphabets denoted by different marks above a letter. Unfortunately, we don't have the special marks that will help us differentiate between the three kinds of 'c' - 'ch,' 'tz,' and 'cj' (which is half-way between 'ch' and 'tz') - and two different kinds of 's' - 'sh' and 's.' For the sake of clarity, when the different kinds of pronunciation are used, we will add an additional letter in parentheses that helps you understand how the word is pronounced. So for example, the city of Metkovic is pronounced Metkovich. We will write it as Metkovic(h).
- Tech Fact of the Day: republics
- Flat Count (Cumulative): 22
- Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 28
Next Stop: We are staying in Dubrovnik for one more night.
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