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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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EUROPEAN SOJOURN 40: Osijek, Croatia: “We Love You, Lord” (Day 17)

During the centuries of Turkish rule, Croatians learned to disguise their cathedrals inside buildings that were plain and unrecognizable as churches so they would not be shut down or destroyed. The Church of St. Peter and St. Paul is in … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN 39: How to tell Croatia from Kansas (Day 17)

Cornfields, sunflowers and twisters. Looks like the mid-west. (In this case, the twister was caused by the reflection of a curtain between our bus windows.) Here’s how you can tell it’s not Kansas: the fields also contain signs warning of … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN 36: The worst thing about Hitler (Day 14)

Hitler did a lot of evil things. He slandered and lied to and stole from and killed millions and he deceived millions more. He set up an Aryan ideal–blond, blue-eyed–and declared that the world had to be purged of those … Continue reading

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