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#4 Kazakhstan, Oct. 4, 2017

  After the ‘included’ breakfast at the Hotel VanGogh, I asked my landlady via the Google Translate program where Astana Airlines had an office. She drew me a map—-oh good, it was not far. I set out and despite asking … Continue reading

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#3, Kazakhstan, Sept. 27, 2017

Saturday morning my hostel landlady made me oatmeal for breakfast——breakfast isn’t even supposed to be provided, but she has been giving me things to eat since I arrived! Then she wrote out the name of the bus depot and the … Continue reading

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#2 Kazakhstan, Sept. 22, 2017

#2 Kazakhstan, Sept. 22, 2017 The train pulled out right on time, 7:14 AM to take me to Taraz, arriving 9 1/2 hours later at 4:51 PM. I had my own ‘bed;’ even though this was a daytime journey, everybody … Continue reading

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#1 Kazakhstan, Sept. 15. 2017

Here I am in Almaty, Kazahkstan! Once again I’ve got on my travelin’ shoes, but this time I didn’t take my trusty backpack, but a small suitcase. I started traveling at 5:00 PM on Sunday, and arrived Almaty at 5:00 … Continue reading

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#5 Italy (final) June 27, 2017

#5 Italy (final) June 27, 2017 What a drive over the mountains! We were on our way to Verona and went on the highway north of Partina, which I haven’t driven for probably 10 years. The scenery is spectacular, but … Continue reading

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#4 Italy, June 22, 2017

Dear Everybody, A nice rest/relaxation day following our trip home from Urbino was the thing on Friday. Burt did some serious cooking—-first a pigeon to get ready for a sauce for pasta for another day. The pigeon turned out to … Continue reading

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#3 Italy, June 16, 2017

#3 Italy, June 16, 2017 Dear Everybody, After doing our morning email at the Coop Coffee Shop on Friday, (we come here every morning now, as Burt’s computer doesn’t work well at Big Ben Coffee Shop) we shopped and shopped … Continue reading

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