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Driving Around Europe Without A Map, Part 22 … THE UNEXPECTED FIESTA!

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I woke up in the middle of a cow pasture surrounded by cows, flies and cow pies. I had no idea how I’d gotten there. None at all. I tried hard  to remember but I couldn’t recall a thing! My three traveling companions … Continue reading

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Driving Around Europe Without A Map, Part 21 … A MACEDONIAN MELEE

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The plate crashed against the stone wall and splintered into shards that lay scattered on the clean swept earth floor. We’d just settled-in at our table in a public house when that porcelain projectile flew just above our heads! We damn near jumped out of our skins! Our nerves … Continue reading

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Driving Around Europe Without A Map, Part 20 … SERENDIPITY AT THE END OF A GOAT PATH

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Sometimes things just make you feel happy and warm all over. It’s a miracle really, for happiness is one of the last things that’d come to mind if you viewed our situation on this planet realistically … after all, you could say we’re just a bunch of insignificant … Continue reading

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Driving Around Europe Without A Map, Part 19 … AN ANCIENT ATHENIAN RITUAL

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We snuck into the taverna as if we were on recon patrol. We moved slowly, cautiously sweeping our heads to spot any sign of danger and to take an inventory of exits … just in case. It was night and we were in a low-low-rent, blue-collar waterfront neighborhood of Athens. … Continue reading

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Driving Around Europe Without A Map, Part 17 … DEMOLITION DERBY GREEK STYLE

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By the time I got to Mr. Bowling Ball’s repair shop I was fuming!Because of a coup d’etat, I could not only not sell my VW, I was told by the head colonel that I had to push it through a gate miles away on the docks … … Continue reading

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Driving Around Europe Without A Map, Part 16 … THE KING AND I

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We knew something was up when we drove into Patras. Groups of armed soldiers hung-out on downtown street corners. Machine gun emplacements nested at major intersections. Yep! Something was definitely up! That something was a coup d’tat successfully executed a few weeks earlier by the Greek … Continue reading

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