topics: Crêpes (food), women in society, Maghreb, tourism, maps, navigation, GPS; jump to dispatch
|At 6:00 PM|
October 26, 1997
|Sunrise (local): 6:33 a.m.|
Sunset (local): 5:27 p.m.
|Traveled Since Yesterday|
68 mi / 110 km
766 mi / 1233 km
|Lat: 35° 50' 28" N|
Lon: 10° 37' 35" E
Elev: 0 ft / 0 m
- Where We Are: Sousse
- Where We're Staying: Maison des Jeunes et Culture
- Places We Visited: At the invitation of Mr. Belhassan Lassoued of the Fédération Sport pour Tous, the BikeAbout team took part in "Le Circuit Des Nations Unies VELO POUR TOUS" , a "United Nations Bicycle Ride for All" leading 24 km (15 mi) from Hammamet to Nabeul and back to Hammamet.
- Featured Site: heavily touristed area between Hammamet and Nabeul
- Person of the Day: young female participant of the U.N. Bicycle Ride (we don't know her name)
- What We Ate:
- Food of the Day: crêpes
- Breakfast: plain bread, cookies, water
- Lunch: another typical run-away meal: pastries, bread, and water
- Dinner: a double-portion dinner of spaghetti bolognese (meat-and-tomato sauce), chicken-cheese sandwiches, salads, pizza, couscous with chicken, and many liters of soft drinks and water
- Olive Count: 662
- Word of the Day: Omma means "community" in Arabic.
- Tech Fact of the Day: How do we actually manage to travel from . . . say, Hammamet to Sousse . . . according to our break-neck timetable? BikeAbout uses a trusty combination of equipment, contacts, and instinct. Aside from the stars and sun, our orientation equipment consists of maps, guidebooks, and our Magellan Global Positioning System (GPS).
- Flat Count: 2
- Broken Spoke Count: 9
Next Stop: We are staying in Sousse.
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