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... much of that [plus two beers with him]. Playing pool, darts in a bar, some karaoke, etc all breaks the ice, making for more than 'how do you do', gentile discussions that don't speak to the long term like the forthcoming London dinner.
In international transit at Warsaw Chopin Airport. Just had to go through passport control. My gate area is empty of people but found one plug to charge the computer. There is wifi but must find a spot to scan ...
... to be fair most of the times they have the same word written in Latin under the original word.
We said bye to our guide in front of the National Assembly looking at the Monument of Tzar Osvoboditel which is a bronze statue that portrays the Russian Tsar Alexander II on horseback. Bulgaria had the statue built in his honor because thanks to Alexander II and his troops Bulgaria was liberated from the Ottoman rule.
When the tour was over we decided to have lunch ...
Skravena Roma Community is a collection of ramshackle huts on the edge of the village. The people that live there scrape an existence at the margins of society. The men can be seen driving their horse and carts all over the area, looking for wood to burn in the stoves at home and stuff to recycle for an income. In the winter weather, fuel is a priority. The children are wild-haired and filthy. Some attend the local school and will have received a Christmas box already but today we ...
... we had to switch trains in Beglrade, Serbia and then onto Budapest. Or we could wait until 10:00 the next morning and take the 12 hour bus ride to Budapest. We opted out for the overnight train - either way we had to pay for accommodations so we might as well make some miles while we're at it. We changed our money so I could purchase food and drink for the journey, took some photo's of the tired ...
... for them there were lots of foreign journalists around and people watching their every move. They came up with a plan. They put dynamite into the minarets of all the mosques in the city and then when there was a big thunderstorm they detonated the dynamite, the noise of it exploding was covered up by the sound of the storm. They did this as they understood that Muslims believe that once the minaret has fallen, the mosque can no longer ...
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