topics: kaltsounia (food), intricacies of the Greek language, velodrome, "Greek" vs. "Hellenic", Crete, "kafeneio", AEGEE, Erasmus, cultural exchange; jump to dispatch
|At 6:00 PM|
March 12, 1998
|Sunrise (local): 6:43 a.m.|
Sunset (local): 6:28 p.m.
|Traveled Since Last Dispatch|
0 mi / 0 km
3141 mi / 5058 km
|Lat: 39° 37' 52" N|
Lon: 22° 25' 13" E
Elev: 79 ft / 24 m
- Where We Are: Athens ()
- Where We're Staying: Ethan and Padraic are still at Katerina's while Corinne and Anthony have moved to the homes of Michalis and Harris
- Places We Visited: Athens, Olympic Park Velodrome, Ministry of Education, Eurosymbioses-Greece, Aegee-Athina
- Featured Site: Olympic Park Velodrome
- Person of the Day: Michalis and Haridimous
- What We Ate:
- Food of the Day: "kaltsounia" is a sweet pastry, usually from Crete
- Breakfast: Nothing! The typical Greek breakfast is coffee or nothing at all!
- Lunch: salad, souvlaki, fries
- Dinner: gyros, salad, bread
- Olive count: 1868
- Word of the Day: "Omonia" and "armonia" are "peace" and "harmony" in Greek
- Tech Fact of the Day: People in Greece call themselves Hellenic instead of Greek
- Flat Count (Cumulative): 21
- Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 27
Next Stop: We are in Athens a number of days - there's a lot to see!
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