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Fri 18 May Mainly just another travel day today. The bus left Lviv at 2 but I wanted to be there with plenty of time since a few people had been trying the train for a couple days and having some frustration. Personally I think the people at the train station are having a laugh seeing how many times they can tell a tourist "no today" before they go …
... see photo), “dargovské bojisko,” which of course told us nothing. There were no other signs in any language. We took a few pictures, shrugged it off to some sort of residual Soviet propaganda, and drove on.
Now, with retrospective tourism (involving more than the usual amount of on-line detective work), I know that this site commemorated the horrific battle of Dargov Pass, which took place between December 1944 and January 1945, perhaps ...
... Ascertaining that I was qualified to take the four species, he handed me the etrog—a special citrus fruit grown in Israel. I held it in my left hand and pressed it against a bouquet of palm, myrtle, and willow branches that the Rabbi gave me to hold in my right (collectively these branches are called the lulav). Reciting the prayer after the Rabbi, I moved the four species in the required six directions: forward, to the right, to the back, to the ...
... made a little call, and the police came running. Why it took half a dozen police and four vehicles, why they kept coming and going out of the parking lot and in between trips spent most of the time posing with their cells and cigs, and why they stayed for over 3 hours and seemed to accomplish absolutely nothing was never clear. I reminded myself, “always think illogically,” and immediately felt better.
... the bribe last night also took Manfred’s car insurance certificate. And he failed to give it back. It’s tempting to think that this was a gambit for future extortion—and it might be—but the consensus is that he simply saw no reason to return it, and tossed it in the trash. Or, more likely, in the road.
In any case, without the ability to document insurance coverage, and with rogue police ...
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