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Unusual Obituaries

Mostar: As we walked along Brace Fejica, the main street from Masala Square to the start of Old Town, we noticed small paper notices with photos of people and a date tacked on to a wall in several places. 51 more words


Thadingyut Festival 2017, Myanmar.

Thadingyut, or the “Lighting Festival” is celebrated with a 3 day public holiday in Myanmar, and is held to mark the full moon at the end of Buddhist Lent. 103 more words


Learning About Bosnian Coffee

Café de Alma

Bosnian coffee is very similar to Turkish coffee, but the Bosnians proudly say theirs is a little different and better.

After our morning guided walking tour of some of Old Mostar with Alma Elezovic, she took us to the coffee shop run by their son, Jaz Elezovic. 419 more words


Touring Tórshavn

September 5, 2017:

After a fairly rough day at sea yesterday, we have landed in the Faroe Islands. Upon our departure from Iceland, we again crossed the Arctic Circle after we left Akureyri (for which we have received duly signed certificates), and sailed further eastward. 559 more words

Travel Generally

Qaqortoq. Yes, It’s a Place.

August 29, 2017:

Although still chilly this morning, it is not the bone-chilling cold of yesterday as we pull into the harbor of Qaqortoq, on the southwestern coast of Greenland. 526 more words

Travel Generally

"Madam: There’s an Iceberg in My Sea”

August 28, 2017:

Yes, that’s the view that greeted us when we threw open the shades this morning as we sailed into the glacial bay in which the harbor of Paamiut is located. 446 more words

Other Cultures

Power Puffin Watchers!

August 24, 2017:

Jim and I awoke this morning to glorious sunshine, which was quite the relief after a dreary day yesterday. It was all the more surprising when you consider that St. 949 more words

Flora & Fauna