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Memories of a Year Ago

Thanks to Barna Meszaros for these photos, sent this morning, as a reminder of our visit to the Debrecen prison in Hungary:

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Day 20 – Prague

The tour is coming to an end in this magnificent city. quick cash loans We have had amazingly fine weather (although a bit hot occasionally) and very little rain. We finally had a bit of a downpour last night just as we reached the middle of the Charles Bridge. Oh well. We made it back […]

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Day 19 – Vienna!

We made it! Ringstrasse! (Note cialis price the ringers with General Radetzky)

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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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Day 8 – Skalica, Slovakia

Day 8 – Skalica, SK A restful day at last! We left Straznice, Czech at about 9 am and arrived in Skalica, Slovakia at about 9:30. after changing some money into Euros, we were all free for about 3 hours for walking around, eating ice cream or gelato, lunch, eating gelato, sight-seeing, eating gelato, sitting […]

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Day 7 – Straznice & Javornik

Day 7 – Straznice & Javornik Yet another very early morning BUT we were able to sleep on the bus for a while this morning. After a tearful farewell in Ratibor, we were on our way to Straznice for 10 am and 11 am concerts at their High school. We were due at 9 am, […]

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Day 6 – Vsetin & Fulnek

Day 6 – Vsetin Mark, our driver, has a resting day from the bus, thus we are exploring public transportation and found it to be rather efficient. The nearest large town is Vsetin, and we spent the morning at a high school. Rose, our translator, is a teacher in this school and had arranged a […]

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Day 5 – Sunday

Day 5 Grueling day of ringing! 7:30 am departure from Ratinor to arrive in Hodslavice for a 9:15 worship service. Good News Ringers rang during worship and then Southminster Ringers followed. After the benediction, we did a full concert for the very appreciative congregation. They treated us to a great lunch at a local eatery […]

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Day 4 – Katerinice

Day 4 Katerinice for the whole day! We had the opportunity to explore the town in the morning. We started at the church at about 9 am, our latest morning so far! We visited the cemetery, the local hockey display center (also known as a Pub) that was opened just for us, and then the […]

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Day 3

Day 3 After sleeping in much later this morning (we didn't meet til 8:30) we went to the very near town of Hostalkova to ring for the school children from Katerinice, Ratibor and Hostalkova. The concert was in the local church and the church was packed with kids. If you happen to count the number […]

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Day 2 – Concert Time!

Concert time! We made our way to Valasske-Mezirici for a short hike for ice cream and then a concert to benefit the local Diaconate. The concert benefited their work with hospice care and elder care. The program began with The Good News Bells from Katerinice ringing a couple of their pieces and then we began […]

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Day 2: Roznov

An 8 am meeting at the church was followed by a few stops to pick up kilts, shoes and music from the homes of those who forgot to bring them this morning. Then we were off to an open-air museum with several old wooden homes and working water wheel mills. We saw flour being ground, […]

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Czech Republic

Czech Republic – Prague Airport Flight notes: Pit to JFK was no problem until we arrived at JFK. It seemed like we must have landed in Newark and then taxied to JFK. Oh well,not much we can do about that. Sat on the runway at JFK for the flight to Prague for about an hour […]

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Tour 2012 Itinerary

“Ring in the Christ 2012″ Tour Ringers Itinerary June 12 Depart Pittsburgh June 13 Arrive Prague June 13 – 18 Katerinice & R Schluss Mit Pilzinfekten ™~ Yeast Infection No More ™ In German! atibor, Czech Republic June 19 Javornik, Czech Republic June 20 Skalika, Slovakia June 21 Presov, Slovakia June 22 Tiszalok & Debrecen, […]

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