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Month: April 2019

To Tokaj by Sarajevo

To Tokaj by Sarajevo

We’re going to Tokaj next week (to get some wine). As usual, we want to visit something interesting along the way. Our plans are: Vienna, Maribor, Zagreb, Banja Luka, Mostar, Sarajevo, Budapest, Tokaj. On the way we want to see 11 spomeniks. And all this in 10 days. Expect beautiful photos and interesting stories!

Early history of postcards

Early history of postcards

“Cards with messages had been sporadically created and posted by individuals since the beginning of postal services. The earliest known picture postcard was a hand-painted design on card, posted in Fulham in London by the writer Theodore Hook to himself in 1840, and bearing a penny black stamp.[1][2] He probably created and posted the card to himself as a practical joke …

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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #17 – Return across the Russian-Latvian border

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #17 – Return across the Russian-Latvian border

We expected that the return crossing of the Russian-Latvian border would be unproblematic. At the beginning we mistook the queues – somehow we didn’t think that since entering Russia by car meant importing the vehicle, the same trip will be an export, and we happily set ourselves at the gate “nothing to customs”. So remember: …

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