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Grand Voyages, Great Adventures

By suggestion of TigerLilly, who's been doing some traveling of her own lately: a place to talk about one's travel adventures (in the physical world!). Great road trips, the time you got a gig crewing on a yacht, your years in the Peace Corps, the time you walked the Great Wall... You get the idea!

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marye

How about Lithuanian rap? :) Saw that live at a festival this summer.
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By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity -- another man's I mean.
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okay

I am trying to wrap my brain around gypsy-punk-ska. Clearly I have led a sheltered life.

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reluctant release

after 3 days we escaped the blockade of Kavadarci thanks to the intervention of 2 mayors, 2 police chiefs and the United Nations and a long long wait while negotiations took place. Eventually the tractors were moved and we were allowed to leave. SHorlty afterwards the growers got a price hike for their grapes and the dispute was settled.

So its back in Skopje, away from the wine lake and on to the BEER FESTIVAL. Great fun last night with some fine brews and loud gypsy-punk-ska bands.

I do work on these trips too...honest

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Poor poor Badger

Breaks my heart to read that sad, distressing post. And a strike! You must feel like you're right at home.
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By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity -- another man's I mean.
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Yeah

quit wineing...

Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.

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my heart BLEEDS for you!

please be of good courage during this dire adversity...

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It could be worse

I am in the city of Kavardaci in the south of the Republic of Macedonia in the Balkans. It is a famous wine area and today the local grape growers started a direct action against the low prices being offered for their grapes this year by the big wine producers. The low prices are because of over production last year, the warehouses are full and the retail prices at rock bottom.

The growers have now blockaded all roads in and out of the city with their tractors and are not letting anyone in or out!

So here I am, stranded for an indeterminate period in a city full of cheap (and delicious) wine! What a dilemma!!!

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all good things

to Frankly! I love London, not that I've been there for 30 years.

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Bon Chance

Frankly

Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.

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thanks, badger

i love to read your travelogues... you write so well and your destinations are interesting and unique. safe travels, sir-
caroline

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