Jon Lapp

Plovdiv Bulgaria

Plovdiv is an ancient city in southern Bulgaria, built around seven hills. It boasts being the oldest continually inhabited city in Europe dating back some 8000 years! As you explore the city you will find many areas that are still being dug up by archeologists. Ancient Roman Ruins in Plovdiv The Ancient Theater is the …

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Potato Pancakes

Let’s talk about potato pancakes! We grew up in partly polish families, and potato pancakes were a real treat. Served for breakfast or dinner, applesauce or sour cream, it is comfort food in its own class. Pancakes and Latkes are used sometimes interchangeably. But there is a difference. Potato pancakes are more rounded than potato …

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Paris France

We will be escorting a group trip to Paris France, the Normandy area, and a 7-night river cruise aboard an Amawaterways river cruise ship next November. The dates of the river cruise are November 4th to November 11th of 2021. We will be putting together and offering pre and post-cruise extensions and we will be …

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Sibiu Romania

Sibiu Romania is located in Romania’s region called Transylvania. We mentioned it in the last article as being an outlying settlement for the Romanians and other ethnicities when the Saxons ruled from the 13th to the 17th century. The city is very picturesque with old medieval buildings, cobblestone streets and full of history and culture …

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Brasov Romania

Last week we took you to Bucharest in Romania. This week is Brasov Romania. We told you about how wonderful the rest of the country is, so we could not help ourselves with continuing the topic. Welcome to Brasov Romania, a city in Transylvania that is known for its medieval Saxon walls and bastions, its …

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Bucharest Romania

Bucharest Romania is the largest city and capital. It sits in the southern part of the country on the Dambovita River. The city earned the name “Little Paris” in the early 1900s for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, glorious Belle Époque buildings, and a reputation for extravagance. Today is it a bustling metropolis that has a …

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