topics: biegnets (food), border crossing, customs, environment, scenery, Muslim holy day; jump to dispatch
|At 6:00 PM|
October 3, 1997
|Sunrise (local): 6:15 a.m.|
Sunset (local): 5:56 p.m.
|Traveled Since Yesterday|
71 mi / 114 km
265 mi / 427 km
|Lat: 35° 14' 29" N|
Lon: 03° 55' 40" W
Elev: 49 ft / 15 m
- Where We Are: Al Hoceima
- Where We're Staying: Hotel Afrique
- Places We Visited: biking-only day — no visits
- Featured Site: the view from above the clouds
- Person of the Day: Today we biked and biked and biked and biked . . . and only met the Customs Police who patrol the roads of Morocco.
- What We Ate:
- Food of the Day: beignets — deep-fried pastries that resemble donuts
- Breakfast: pastries and scones
- Lunch: bread, juice, and cookies
- Dinner: salads, fries, bread, meat
- Olive Count: 136
- Word of the Day: Mahas-salama means "goodbye" in Arabic.
- Tech Fact of the Day: The spelling of many of the cities we visit is an unstandardized free-for-all on maps, signs , and via the locals who write things out for us. For instance, on the route from Tetouan, we saw Chefchaouen spelled two different ways, and today we saw our destination written as "El Hociem," "Al Hoceima," and "Alhucem," making it a challenge to know whether we were on the right track and to agree on a spelling for the dispatches!
Next Stop: We are staying in Al Hoceima!
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