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What is it about zips?
If there is any thin liner material remotely near the path of a zip it's mission in life is to figure out a way, any way, of getting stuck in the damned teeth.
It doesn't happen every time. Oh no, the cunning little ******* waits for the moments that have the most impact on your normally peaceful life. On this tour this applies in particular to the sleeping bag zip which waits serenely until ...
... then segued into Clapton's "Cocaine", which made me think that things could get interesting. I pulled out my phone with the cigarette lighter app when they played the Stones "Angie" and again for "Sweet Home Alabama". We danced to "Johnnie B Goode" and everybody sang to "Yesterday".
It was a long drive back to Vienna, compounded by having to drive into Budapest to change drivers.
They're already planning the next trip, probably in the fall. We're hooked.
... we sought out
a mosque from the Ottoman period. It was interesting to go inside.
It is used for worship on Fridays but is basically a museum for
visitors on other days. The Turkish government has apparently
provided much of the furnishings.
After 8pm we took an evening stroll
and came across a stage with a Klezmer band. I suppose this was
associated with the wine festival. An 8 piece band with a violin and
piano accordion providing the leads.
Tuesday 10 June Pecs, Hungary
Have I mentioned before that it is HOT
here. A temperature display in the street says 39. The weather
forecast just talks about 36. Our flat is a little hot box and...
An interesting day today. There is a
world heritage listed early christian mausoleum site here in Pecs.
It is very well preserved and presented. The tombs are from the ...
century, perhaps around the time that Constantin made christianity
the state religion for the Empire. They are quite large structures
of various mausoleums of obviously wealthy families. A couple are
decorated with partially extant frescoes of christian motifs. Adam
and Eve with their fig leaves and Daniel and his lions are
recogniseable along with christograms. They appear to be in ...