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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: Genetically modified crops (Day 18)

I’m not sure this applies to all of Eastern Europe but in Serbia we were told that farmers are not allowed to grow GMO crops. One farmer tried it and the government burned down his field. That’s why I don’t … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: The pipes that Liszt played (Day 16)

  Kalocsa, Hungary. Experience for yourself the Bach recital we heard in the cathedral on their 4,668-pipe organ, an organ Franz Liszt enjoyed playing when he was in town.

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Hoof-position matters (Day 14)

According to Wikpedia’s article, Equestrian Statues: Hoof-position Symbolism: “In the United States and the United Kingdom, an urban legend states that if the horse is rearing (both front legs in the air), the rider died in battle; one front leg … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: The worst thing about Hitler (Day 14)

Posted on September 8, 2012 by Jessica Renshaw NOTE: I’ve learned more about Adolf Hitler since writing this, facts which document and supplement what I have written. Wikipedia has an excellent discussion of Hitler’s self-serving views with direct quotes from … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Exodus to the Grand Hotel, Vienna (Days 11, 12)

With only 24 hours notice, Program Director Michael found accommodations for all of us. We would be leaving the Viking Embla, staying ashore for two nights, and transferring directly to her twin sister, the Aegir. Embla’s entire staff–cooks, servers, bartenders, … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Change of plans (Day 10)

From my journal: We didn’t sign up for any optional tours. I would have liked to take the in-depth historical tour of Nuremberg and even more, the Mozart and Strauss concert in Vienna. But we wanted to save some of … Continue reading

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