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

Rain-swollen rivers did not cause problems for us. 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 Belgrade (at the confluence … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: 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: “Je m’appelle Bond.” (Day 18)

We had a wonderful tour guide in Serbia. For one thing, she was a great story-teller. For another, her English was excellent. She said her name was (what sounded like) Nevana, but she said tourists always get it wrong so … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: A tail of two bunnies (Days 8 and 18)

Nuremberg was the hometown of Albrecht Durer, the 16th century painter of Praying Hands and Young Hare fame. None of his paintings remain in Nuremberg; they are in art galleries all over the world. But in Tiergärtnertorplatz, the public square, … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Black Lamb, Grey Falcon

Probably the dumbest packing decision we made, although we read most of them, was to include eight books, not counting two versions of the Bible and my journal–especially since two of the books were each 1200 pages long. We both … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: July 21 to August 12, 2014

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