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Current Events 53: Through the Locks

March 31, 2022 - Our ship entered the first lock at noon. Iron Gates I was the site of the first hydroelectric dam to supply power to bot...
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Current Events 50: Approaching the Iron Gates

March 09, 2022 - Next on our itinerary was a full day of sailing, which had given me pause before we booked the cruise. I had thought tha...
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Current Events 48: Emanuela

February 24, 2022 - That night, there were two programs on the ship. The first was a presentation by Emanuela, a young Roma woman. The Roma,...
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Current Events 47: In the White City, Part 2

February 17, 2022 - The middle of the promenade was practically paved with café tables, Belgradians were sitting with friends, drinking, eat...
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Current Events 46: In the White City, Part 1

February 10, 2022 - After having breathed the elegaic atmosphere of the synagogue, we were ready to stroll along Knez Mihailov, or Prince Mi...
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Current Events 43: The Cathedral of Saint Sava/ Hram Svetog Save, Part 2

June 11, 2021 - The secular creed of Communism had not eradicated Serbian Orthodoxy; rather, it was Communism that had been a temporary...
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Current Events 41: The Veterans

May 27, 2021 - Radi, our guide, was determined that her tour group should have contact with natives wherever we went. She had arranged...
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Current Events 39: Cramped Quarters

October 17, 2019 - Belgrade had the worst traffic that we had encountered. The city's population was over a million and a half, and there s...
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Current Events 37: The Victor

October 03, 2019 - Exploring beautiful Kalemegdan Park in its entirety would have taken all of the time that our tour had allotted for Belg...
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Current Events 32: Beneath Petrovaradin

August 29, 2019 - After the guides from our ship gave us our tickets, they delivered us into the care of an official Petrovaradin tour gui...
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Current Events 30: The Synagogue in Novi Sad

August 15, 2019 - Thanks to our guide Radi's accurate directions, we were able to find the main synagogue in Novi Sad. In 1905, the Jewish...
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Current Events 29: Novi Sad, Past and Future Cultural Capital

August 08, 2019 - From the park we progressed to Novi Sad's historic main street. It was closed to vehicular traffic. The dock was at the...
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Current Events 28: The Bridges of Novi Sad

July 31, 2019 - In Danube Park, Novi Sad Our guide Milena directed us through Danube Park as she explained the history of Novi Sad. We...
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Current Events 27: Novi Sad, Serbia

July 25, 2019 - The ship sailed while we slept and we awoke in Serbia, we passengers having been spared the attentions of border control...
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Current Events 24: Vukovar, Croatia

July 04, 2019 - We met our ship at Vukovar, Croatia's largest river port, where The Danube joins The Vuka. Osijek bore signs of shelling...
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