Webmaster's Note: Because the BikeAbout team is traveling in smaller groups for a little while, we have changed the format of the journal slightly. The dispatches for Turkey will be presented in geographical rather than chronological order. To view the chronological order, go to the itinerary.

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At 6:00 PM
previous day's journalFebruary 13–14, 1998next day's journal

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63°F sunny
Traveled Since Last Dispatch
43 mi / 69 km

2826 mi / 4560 km
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[Webmaster's note: This dispatch covers the days from February 13 to February 14. The almanac data refers to February 14.]

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Milas click to view a map
Where We're Staying: Cinar Hotel
Places We Visited: Historical ruins in Milas, Castle of St. Peter and the Mausoleum in Bodrum
Featured Site: Castle of St. Peter click to view a photograph
Person of the Day: Osman Esen, middle school English teacher click to view a photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: PINE honey! click to view a photograph
Breakfast: fruit, yogurt, coffee
Lunch: cheese, bread, nuts, fruit
Dinner: dolma, soup, salad, çay (pronounced "chigh," meaning tea)
Olive Count: 1750
Word of the Day: S(h)erefe click to hear an audio clip means "cheers" in Turkish.
Tech Fact of the Day: Stereotypes: NO SMOKING — in Turkey
Flat Count (Cumulative): 20
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 26
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Next Stop: Didim!

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Meanwhile, Ethan, Anthony, and Padraic are visiting Antakya and cycling to Mersin.

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