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At 6:00 PM
previous day's journalJanuary 21–22, 1998next day's journal
Sunrise (local): 6:40 a.m.
Sunset (local): 5:02 p.m.
75°F sunny
Traveled Since Jan. 20
56 mi / 90 km

1796 mi / 2892 km
Lat: 32° 49' 27" N
Lon: 35° 00' 40" E
Elev: NA

[Webmaster's note: This dispatch covers the days from January 21 to January 22. The almanac data refers to January 22.]

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Haifa click to view a map
Where We're Staying: Re'ut-Sadaqqa headquarters
Places We Visited: ORT schools — Kiryat Tivon, Hanna Senesh, Kiryat Bialik, Kiryat Motzkin, and 'Akko
Featured Site: 'Akko click to view a map
Person of the Day: Ort School System
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: kebabs
Breakfast: bread, zatar pizzas, pastries
Lunch: hotdogs (!)
Dinner: humus, falafel, and kebab sandwiches
Olive Count: 1449
Word of the Day: In Hebrew, "good morning" is boker tov click to hear an audio clip, "good evening" is erev tov click to hear an audio clip, and "good night" is lilah tov. click to hear an audio clip
Tech Fact of the Day: Aliya click to hear an audio clip, which means "to go up" in Hebrew (remember the Hebrew directions we learned?), is also used to describe the return of Jews to the State of Israel after their spread throughout the world during the Diaspora. If someone "makes Aliya," he or she moves to Israel and becomes an Israeli citizen.
Flat Count (Cumulative): 8
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 22
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