On The Open Seas With An Open Mind: A Time For Reflection

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‘Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes Turn and face the strange Ch-ch-changes Don’t want to be a richer man Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes Turn and face the strange Ch-ch-changes There’s gonna have to be a different man Time may change me But I can’t trace time’ David Bowie – Changes The Time Is Gone, The Song Is Over (Pink Floyd) Two years of […]

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Budapest, Zagreb, Ljubljana: Double Time to Western Europe

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“You know it’s almost September, right?” Pat asked me. I guess I had a vague notion. “Where are we going next?” he continued. That was a good question. We wanted to see so much; Moldova, Hungary, Croatia, and Slovenia before heading back into Italy and checking out Venice, then to France for Nice and Montpellier. […]

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Cluj Napoca, Romania: Do You Mine if We Get Salty?

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Our travels through Romania were winding down. We had hit and miss experiences throughout the country, mostly good (Sighisoara, Sibiu, Bucharest) to middling (Ploiesti, Brasov), and only one really bad experience (Sinaia). Our final stop was to be Cluj Napoca. Good? Bad? Or, indifferent? Let’s find out.   The Romanian Connection A high school classmate […]

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