Category Archives: Travel

Joy: Fireflies

(June 6, 2012 ) I’m still trying to feel about for the parameters of this secluded corner of the web. I want to guard it, keep it a smallish, safe place, have it stay positive and contemplative–as opposed to provocative. … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN 56: Giurgiu, Romania (Day 22)

  All we saw of Giurgiu, Romania: View of our boat (now the Viking Aegir) from shore. View of the town from our boat, across another boat: View of the shore immediately beside our boat: a badly pock-marked single lane … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN 55: Hungarian, Bulgarian, Romanian music and dancing (various days)

We were treated to ethnic dances–young people coming aboard to dance for us or dancing for us when we went ashore. There were also some fantastic musicians, particularly ones on instruments we didn’t recognize, like a tiny stringed instrument shaped … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN 54: Bulgarian double wedding (Day 20)

Vidin, Bulgaria. Jerry and I were sick; our colds had gone into bronchitis, with bone-shaking coughs, especially Jerry’s, which kept waking him up at night. In Belgrade, I had suggested we not go on the bus tour but he would … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN 53: Blade in mist (Day 19)

On our misty day cruising down the Lower Danube, Jerry took this shot of a lone and ghostly wind turbine on a cliff above us. When we got home and mentioned it to friends from Arizona, they described a semi … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN 52: “A Taste of Balkan” (Day 18)

Between preparing, serving, clearing away and washing up after all our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and multiple-course 2-hour dinners, the kitchen staff managed to roast and slice all kinds of meats, chop and mince ingredients for all kinds of salads, saute … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN 51: Poster Kids (Days 15 and 18)

Here’s a wicker child from Budapest. (Okay, so it’s not a real kid; I took what I could get):   And two kids in Belgrade, advertising the latest fashions for wealthy 19th century waifs. (You can see the Hungarian Magyar … Continue reading

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