The tar in the street starts to melt from the heat And the sweats runnin’ down from my hair I walked 20 miles and I’m dragging my feet And I’ll walk 20 more I don’t care And I’ll wander this world, wander this world Wander this world, wander this world all alone I’m like a ghost some people can’t see Others drive by and stare A shadow that drifts by the side of the road It’s like I’m not even there And I’ll wander this world, wander this world Wander this world, wander this world all alone Well I’ve never been part of the game The life that I live is my own All that I know is that I was born To wander this world all alone, all alone Some people are born with their lives all laid out And all their success is assured Some people work hard all their lives for nothin’ They take it and don’t say a word They don’t say a word Sometimes it’s like I don’t even exist Even God has lost track of my soul Why else would he leave me out here like this To wander this world all alone And I’ll wander this world, wander this world Wander this world, wander this world all alone –Jonny Lang, “Wander This World”

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Skopje, North Macedonia

After a long day of driving from Sophia and Rila Monastery, we crossed the border into North Macedonia and reached the capital city Skopje. As usual, our bus driver Dragan squeezed into another tight spot right in front of the Marriott Hotel Skopje so that we could easily disembark. We got in to the room…

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Rila Monastery

After a great day mostly on our own in Sophia, we were sad to leave but leave we must – onward to North Macedonia and Skopje, via Rila Monastery! We had a light breakfast since it was not great at the Grand Hotel Sophia, and quite frankly we were glad to leave given how old…

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Sofia

The next morning in Sofia, we had a meh breakfast at the hotel and then headed out into the city and met our guide Reina. Firstly, Reina taught us how to pronounce the name of the city, Sofia, which was more SOH-fee-uh than the Americanized Soh-FEE-uh. Our first stop in Sofia was at the Ivan…

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria adventures

For our morning tour of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, we checked out of the Radisson and then ate breakfast at the hotel buffet, which featured a tremendous dessert spread, and giant cupcakes. We did not partake, as it was too early for that amount of sweets, but we ate then with our eyes. A quick bus ride…

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Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

After our considerable time in Romania, we were eager to see our next country on the trip, Bulgaria, starting with the village of Veliko Tarnovo in the morning, and then on to Plovdiv in the afternoon. Breakfast was early and we somewhat forced ourselves to eat, not knowing what lunch might hold (more meat stew…

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Bucharest and the Romanian Revolution

Our second full day with Gate 1 consisted of a Bucharest walking tour with a focus on the Romanian Revolution, followed by a field trip to the Romanian Parliament building and a visit to a village museum. The days with Gate 1 followed a pattern of travel days where we were moving between hotel locations…

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