Monthly Archives: October 2021

Thursday – Arbanasi, Bulgaria

High on a hill overlooking the city of Veliko Tirnivo is the ancient village of Arbanisi. The most notable building is the Church of the Nativity of Christ. The Ottoman rulers let it be built in the 16th Century as … Continue reading

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Wednesday Belogradchik, Bulgaria.

It’s an old town situated under the Belogradchic Rocks. They rocks are the same kind of sandstone like in the American West. The rocks were used as a Roman Fortress beginning in the First Century AD. Here’s the town: You … Continue reading

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Driving through Bulgaria

We docked at a little town called Vidin and bussed to a place called Belogradchick at the edge of the Carpathians. Incidentally, the Iron Gates go through the lower part of the Carpathians. The mountain chain is almost 1000 miles … Continue reading

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Monday – Lepenski Vir

Farther down the Danube from Saturday’s post, this is Romania: Some miles after that, on the Serbian side we passed… Lepenski Vir. It’s a Mesolithic archaeological site. They found it in 1960 on the bank not long before the valley … Continue reading

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The Iron Gates of the Danube

First, my unofficial copy editor, Torbjörn, alerted me to some problems in the 93-94 book. So if you were waiting to get a copy, wait until I fix it. Thanks, Torbjörn. I found a better shot of the Golubac Fortress … Continue reading

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Golubac Fortress

It dates back to the 14th century. It lies at the eastern end of a large lake  on the Danube in Serbia. Romania is on the other side. It has a long history of military conflicts. Until recently the road … Continue reading

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Dining out in Belgrade

This is Skadarska Street. It’s lined with restaurants, and each restaurant has a band. Serbian food and Serbian music… That last group was singing at our table, OK, before you edit me. the guy has 10 hamsters, not 1 hamsters.

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I’ve corrected the 91-92 collection thanks to Torbjörn.  In case you have the book, this  the missing strip, one I liked very much: The first mistake about the Quacko story was the result of my trying to correct a previous … Continue reading

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Belgrade

The most beautiful building in Belgrade, Serbia, is the Church of Saint Sava. It’s nearing completion after a hundred years or so. It’ almost 300 feet tall. The dome weighs 4000-tons. It took like 3 months to get it up … Continue reading

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