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EUROPEAN SOJOURN 56: Giurgiu, Romania (Day 22)

  All we saw of Giurgiu, Romania: View of our boat (now the Viking Aegir) from shore. View of the town from our boat, across another boat: View of the shore immediately beside our boat: a badly pock-marked single lane … 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 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 47: Bottom #2 (Day 18)

(Serbia continued from yesterday) (For “Bottom #1” see EUROPEAN SOJOURN 17: Bottom #1 (Day 6) This “bottom” is famous. (The Victor), with a dove and a sword, is facing Vienna and the future across the Danube (dog running for 3 days–see … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN 46: Serbian (Yugoslavian) inflation (Day 18)

(Continued from April  26) Nevana described the runaway inflation under Tito while Serbia was part of Yugoslavia. “My mother would bring home her pay every day and all of us would have to rush out and buy things with it, … Continue reading

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