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.

topics: ruins ruins everywhere, the Oracle, apple tea (food), the effects of war on tourism; jump to dispatch

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At 6:00 PM
previous day's journalFebruary 15–16, 1998next day's journal

Sunrise (local): N.A.
Sunset (local): N.A.
70°F sunny
Traveled Since Last Dispatch
84 mi / 135 km

Cumulative Total
2910 mi / 4695 km
Lat: N.A.
Lon: N.A.
Elev: 33 ft / 10 m

[Webmaster's note: This dispatch covers the days from February 15 to February 16. The almanac data refers to February 16.]

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Selçuk
Where We're Staying: Eyul Family Pension
Places We Visited: Temple of Apollo at Didim, the Oracle, a fish truck, Selçuk
Featured Site: Temple of Apollo at Didim
Person of the Day: Fishermen who drove us to Söke click to view a photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: apple tea
Breakfast: bread and honey, yogurt
Lunch: dolma in cabbage, salad, eggplant
Dinner: Turkish pizza (or pide)
Olive Count: 1750
Word of the Day: Tammar click to hear an audio clip means "OK" in Turkish.
Tech Fact of the Day: Ill-informed tourists are afraid of Iraq being "next door" to Turkey.
Flat Count (Cumulative): 20
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 26
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Next Stop: Izmir!

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Meanwhile, Ethan, Anthony, and Padraic are cycling from Mersin to Silifke and then Silifke to Anamur.

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