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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 50: Genetically modified crops (Day 18)

I’m not sure this applies to all of Eastern Europe but in Serbia as of 2014 when we were there we were told that farmers are not allowed to grow GMO crops. One farmer tried it and the government burned … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN 49: Dry Serbian humor about a wet subject (Day 18)

Rain-swollen rivers did not cause problems for us on the Viking longship. Our ark just floated a bit higher than we would have otherwise. But it did cause problems for people living along the shore. When we were docked in … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN 48: A genuine Dalmatian (Day 18)

In Serbia, having heard that Dalmatia is part of Serbia, I was tickled to see a Dalmatian on someone’s leash. Jerry and I both got pictures of it. His is better.   My dad once said that every dog in … Continue reading

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