Archive for the ‘Tour 2014’ Category

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Lake Bled

What a great day for us to have free to visit one of the World Heritage Sights here in Slovenia – Lake Bled. You will see photos of the island church (we only saw it, we didn’t go out to the island), the castle perched high above the town and lake, and loads of happy […]

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Maribor and Ljubljana, Slovenia

A later start to the day meant that everyone had more energy for what lay ahead (well – maybe not, but it is a nice thought). Some had more trouble waking up than others, but we all managed to move out of our hostel eventually. We visited the local Evangelical congregation (which had been contacted […]

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Travel day to Slovenia

Farewells are always difficult, but it is especially difficult for us to leave such wonderful hosts in Katerinice and Ratibor. While it is hard to say farewell, we were thrilled to meet up with Marc, our favorite bus driver and great friend! This will be our fourth trip with Mr. Marc and he is as […]

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Ratibor and final concert in the Czech Republic

Everyone had a different experience today. Some went to school with their hosts in Ratibor, some in Vsetin and others to Hostalkova. The old folks went to Velehrad, a place of pilgrimage and then to a village replicating life in the 900′s. Having some time to spend with our host families was a welcome time […]

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Ostrava and Havirove-Bludovice

The morning came early once again and we were on our bus to Ostrava at 8 am (well – maybe a little later by the time we got everything packed). We arrived at a care facility for our first concert and played outside so that all of the residents and guests could come to their […]

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Vsetin – Wednesday, June 18

Everyone looked jet lagged this morning, but rehearsal began right at 9 anyway! We adjusted to the Katerinice bells quickly and by 11 we were on our way to Vsetin for some concerts. Our first concert was in front of the city building with an appreciative crowd gathering around us. You may note that we […]

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We made it!

Our flight out of Pittsburgh was uneventful and on time. The flight out of JFK was delayed about an hour, but we made it to Prague only about 30 minutes later than scheduled. The whole group caught the next Airport Express bus to the main train station and the early train to Vsetin where we […]

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First Post

We are excited for our upcomming tour to the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Hungary and Slovakia.  Ringers will be delivering a new set of handbells to our friends in Košariská, Slovakia and we are excited to hear what they have been ringing with their handchimes!  We begin our tour with […]

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