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At 6:00 PM
previous day's journalOctober 28–29, 1997next day's journal
Sunrise (local): 6:35 a.m.
Sunset (local): 5:27 p.m.
70°F intermittent rain
Traveled Since Oct. 27
43 mi / 70 km

809 mi / 1303 km
Lat: 35° 40' 01" N
Lon: 10° 06' 29" E
Elev: 377 ft / 115 m

[Webmaster's note: This dispatch covers the travel days from October 28 to October 29. The almanac data refers to October 29.]

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Kairouan click to visit the World Heritage Site page click to visit the World Heritage City page click to view a map
Where We're Staying: Maison des Jeunes
Places We Visited: Great Mosque, Bir Barouta
Featured Site: Great Mosque of Kairouan click to view a photograph
Person of the Day: Mr. Bouhida Mantassar
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: makroud
Breakfast: pastries
Lunch: chicken with rice, couscous with vegetables
Dinner: sandwiches
Olive Count: 876
Word of the Day:Cebaha el care click to hear an audio clip means "good morning" in Arabic.
Tech Fact of the Day: The importance of spinning 90.
Flat Count: 2
Broken Spoke Count: 9
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