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EUROPEAN SOJOURN 4 (Reprise): EUROPE at periscope depth

Our stateroom: Our stool: Our porthole was above my head (I’m “five-foot-one and a shrimp”) and I had to drag the stool over between the bed and the wall and stand on it to see out. I’m pretty sure most … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN 2 (Reprise): July 21 to August 12, 2014

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN 1 (Reprise): Getting underway Monday–Viking cruise down Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers, 2014

(Note: “Rhine” and “Main” rhyme. And no, “Rhine” is not pronounced “rain.”). Jessica and Jerry Renshaw, Long Beach, California I’m going to take a break from issues and intensity for a few weeks–but not from interesting people and cultures–and re-live … Continue reading

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BALI: Greetings to our new Balinese friends!

Greetings to our new Balinese friends on our recent Carnival cruise–our stateroom steward NI KETUT, our hall steward I MADE (pronounced Ee MahDEH), towel steward I DEWA PUTU, deck stewards I KADEK and NI SRI, and I NENGAH MUDIANA–and especially … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Johnny Reb’s (Day 23)

  Before we left Long Beach, we were telling the manager of our favorite BBQ place about our upcoming trip. He was enthusiastic, making us promise to bring back pictures. “If we can have one of your sacks with your … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: 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: 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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