Archive for June, 2012

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Day 18 – Bratislava

We made it to Devin Castle (ruins) a bit aft noon and had a good look at the Danube from above. It was a lazy afternoon and now we are in the hostel to escape the cheap auto insurance quotes heat of the sun. The first air conditioned hostel of the trip. A great meal […]

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Day 17 – Budapest

After playing for more than 3000 people, it was time for fun! The Southminster Tourists made cialis sale it to Budapest a bit after noon. Lunch in the Great Market Hall and then a visit to Buda Castle overlooking Pest. We obviously enjoyed the falcon man. Now settled in our hostel and awaiting cooler temperatures! […]

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Day 16 – Back to Debrecen

Day 16 – Travel back to Debrecen We took our time traveling from Tg-Mures, Romania to Debrecen, Hungary with stops for shops along the road, a mountain top stop and, of course, the border. We arrived at the Debrecen Prison at about 2:30 and after all of the admittance proceedings we began playing almost at […]

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Day 15 – Medias

Day 15 – Medias After a tour of the fortress here in Marosvasarhely (Targu-Mures in Romanian), we left at about 10 am for Sighisoara – a castle, fortress complex which is one of the largest in Europe completely intact. After a quick tour of the grounds, we had a great lunch – mostly pizza. We […]

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Day 14 – Targu-Mures

Day 14 – Off to Tg-Mures Mark was at the dormitory before 9 to greet us and load up the bus. Then into town to see the Greek Orthodox cathedral, walk by some of the Romanian Flag Day celebrations, see the Protestant Seminary (only one in Romania-serving Unitarians, Reformed churches and all Protestant churches), and […]

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Day 13 – Kolozsvar (Cluj) and Torda

Day 13 – Kolozsvar (Cluj) and Torda A whole day off from ringing was not a whole day of rest. We began with a tour of the city, visiting as many of the local churches, ruins and sights as possible in a short time span of about 2 1/2 hours. We saw Roman ruins, St. […]

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Day 12 – Kide / Kolosvar (Cluj)

Day 12 – Kide & Cluj Wow! What an incredible day so far, and we haven't even returned to Cluj for the evening concert. Our rental bus picked us up this morning at 9 and we were off to a small town outside of Cluj where our host, Tibor, preached. The community has 4 churches […]

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Day 11 – Romania (Transylvania)

Day 11 – Into Romania Host families in Debrecen were incredibly kind order cialis now and packed huge lunches for all of us, sent lots of water and can't wait until our return. The trip to the Hungarian/Romanian border took about an hour. We stopped at a McDs for a quick food and money exchange […]

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Day 10 – Hungary

Day 10 – Tiszalok Prison and Debrecen, Hungary 7 am start for our trip from Presov, Slovakia to Debrecen, Hungary. We aren't pressed for time, so a little stop at a McD's and small mall gave us a chance cialis order to stretch, grab some coffee and get some local currency. We arrived at the […]

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Day 9 – Presov, Slovakia

Day 9 – Presov, Slovakia Another very early morning for the 6 1/2 hour ride to the eastern end of Slovakia. Although it was a long drive, it was our first chance to see several ruined castles. We don't see many of those in Pittsburgh. We were due to play for some school children at […]

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