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Travel Friends, Faces and Places in Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. Thankyou for helping to make my adventure in Eastern Europe August 2004 a huge success!!! Please find your picture and add a comment if you like!!! Cheers and Thanks,,, Gary

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My Sister and I!!!  Eddie and Anita take me to the Philadelphia Airport...
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Thank you Eddie and Anita!!!  You guys are great!!!
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Thank you Eddie and Anita!!! You gu…
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Arrival at the Berlin Hostel (A hostel of International Hostling)
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Arrival at the Berlin Hostel (A host…
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My first night in Berlin, and the first night walk of many.  This is on steps that enter right into the canal/river.
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My first night in Berlin, and the fi…
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It dosen't take long to find a beer in Germany!!!  Prost!!!  Gary
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The Bartender at a Beach Bar...  It was an outdoor cafe type with sand and palm trees right in the center of Berlin!!!
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The Bartender at a Beach Bar... It …
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Ahhhhhhh,,,  Finally,,,  to sit and relax and enjoy the ambiance!!!  (Lounge chair on Sand.)
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Ahhhhhhh,,, Finally,,, to sit and …
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A piece of the Berlin Wall is on display near the city center for all to see and ponder at.  You Can always tell which side faced the West and East.  Graffiti is on the West.  The Easterners could not get up to the wall or they would be shot.
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A piece of the Berlin Wall is on dis…
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Poster ad in Berlin.  This was probably my expression on fourth day when I was finally able to GO!!!  (You know--- travel blockage!!!)
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Poster ad in Berlin. This was proba…
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Bullet holes / Shelling marks on pillars of a museum in Berlin.   Remnants of WW2...    (The square/retangular marks are patches to damaged areas.)
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Bullet holes / Shelling marks on pil…
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Hitlers Bunker is underneath this street.  Here are members of a Berlin Walking Tour that I took.
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Remnants of the Berlin Wall in East Berlin...  Actually the right side is East Berlin and the left side is West Berlin.  It is now fenced off for preservation purposes.
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Remnants of the Berlin Wall in East …
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Check Point Charlie...  USA and British Uniforms here.  They pose for pictures for tourists.
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Check Point Charlie... USA and Brit…
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Here is my Berlin Walking Tour Group.  It was a very informative tour for about $9.00 (7 Euro)
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Here is my Berlin Walking Tour Group…
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I met  Caroline from, Quebec and Brian from Michigan on the Berlin Walking Tour.  After the 2.5 hour tour ended, we did our own tour!!!  Here is in from of the Check Point Charlie Museum and a piece of the Berlin Wall.
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I met Caroline from, Quebec and Bri…
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Lunch Time in East Berlin with Caroline and Brian.
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Lunch Time in East Berlin with Carol…
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The German Flag from inside the Reichstag Building in Berlin.
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The German Flag from inside the Reic…
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Me, Caroline from Quebec and Brian from Michigan in the Reichstag in Berlin.
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Me, Caroline from Quebec and Brian f…
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A German Couple that I met while "Participating" in a Pub Crawl.
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A German Couple that I met while "Pa…
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Cheers!!!  From a Beach Bar in Berlin...  Me and a German Couple that I met there.  We had fun taking pictures!!!
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Cheers!!! From a Beach Bar in Berli…
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Cheers,,,  Again,,,  Gary
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Cheers,,, Again,,, Gary
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Yoooooooooo  Brian for Michigan!!!  How did the rest of your trip go???
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Yoooooooooo Brian for Michigan!!! …
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My Berlin "Pub Tour" Group in one of the 4 pubs we went to.
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My Berlin "Pub Tour" Group in one of…
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Pub Crawls are FUN!!!  Rather than going to a bar alone,,,  go on a Pub Crawl...  This one was about $20.00 and included dinner and all drinks for the night and a tour of about 4 pubs.  Plus you meet so many nice people doing the same thing as you,,,
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Pub Crawls are FUN!!! Rather than g…
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Table 2...  Dinner at the Berlin Pub Crawl.
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Table 2... Dinner at the Berlin Pub…
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On of the Pubs in the Berlin Pub Crawl...
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On of the Pubs in the Berlin Pub Cra…
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Me and my roommates at the Berlin Youth Hostel.  Hi Carlos from Portugal!!!
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Me and my roommates at the Berlin Yo…
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My roommates at the Berlin Youth Hostel.  Hi Carlos from Portugal!!!
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You never know what you will find walking around Berlin!!!  More festival Grounds... with SAND!!!  (The Beach in Berlin)
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Street Performer in Berlin.
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Street Performer in Berlin.
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Dinner at the Berlin Hostel ...  (abut 5 bucks)  Reading my "Rick Steves" book for the next set of activities...
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Dinner at the Berlin Hostel ... (ab…
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Meet Jana and Klaudia from East Berlin!!!  Gary Jr.  and I originally met Jana and Klaudia in Nice, France August 2002 in the hostel there.  They were kind enough to meet me and show me around East Berlin for the night!!!
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Meet Jana and Klaudia from East Berl…
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Klaudia, Me and Jana from East Berlin...  Thankyou girls for showing me around East Berlin!!!  You are very kind!!!
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Klaudia, Me and Jana from East Berli…
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Meet Martin!!! He works at the Berlin Hostel and was on the Berlin Walking Tour also...  He's cool!!!
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Meet Martin!!! He works at the Berli…
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Saying goodbye to Friends at the Berlin Youth Hostel...Tschuss,,,  Martin...   I have a train to catch to Dresden!!!
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Saying goodbye to Friends at the Ber…
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A girl that I met on the train from Berlin to Dresden...  She was from Paris...  Sorry I didn't get your name;-(    But nice to have met you!!!  Gary
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Lunch with Rick Steves and Me in Dresden, Germany
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Lunch with Rick Steves and Me in Dre…
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Exploring a tower in Dresden, Germany
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Exploring a tower in Dresden, German…
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The German Couple who took my picture in a Dresden Park... Thanks!!!  Gary
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The German Couple who took my pictur…
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Thanks!!!  Gary
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Thanks!!! Gary
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Ok,,,  now we are in Czeck Republic...  This is Gary from New Zealand  and Sarah from Connecticut.
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Julie, our Prague walking tour guide!!!  Thanks Julie...
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Julie, our Prague walking tour guide…
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Bye Sarah...  Good luck...
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Bye Sarah... Good luck...
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Yooooooo  Gary from New Zealand...  How are ya???
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Yooooooo Gary from New Zealand... …
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Gary from NJ and Gary from NZ...
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Gary from NJ and Gary from NZ...
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Cheers Mate!!!  That was one hell of a walking tour!!!  4 hours for about 10 bucks...
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Cheers Mate!!! That was one hell of…
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Prague is one of the cities in the world that is sponsoring an exibition of cow art.  see http://www.cowparade.com
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Ok!!!  Another tour!!!  Today a boat tour of Prague on the Vltava River!!!
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Ok!!! Another tour!!! Today a boat…
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These inquisitive Czech waitress are trying to figure out this uncanny American.  Thanks for all the free re-fills!!!  Gary
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Taking a break on the tower by Charles Bridge in Prague.
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Taking a break on the tower by Charl…
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The tour lady that I met in the internet cafe when I was getting my first backup CD made.  Nice talking with you Shinobu!!!  Leave a message below!!!  Thanks Gary
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The tour lady that I met in the inte…
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The Helpfull Receptionist  (Gezahegne Messaye) at the Prague Hostel!!!  Thankyou so much!!!    (PS ///  Dear Gezahegne ///  You are Beautiful even with your eyes closed!!!)  Gary
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The Helpfull Receptionist (Gezahegn…
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Pub Tour Mates Prague!!!  Pub Tours are about 15 to 20 bucks and usually include ALL DRINKS!!!  And you go to places that you would never find on your own as well as meeting charming and interesting people!!!
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Pub Tour Mates Prague!!! Pub Tours …
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Pub Tour Mates Prague table 2!!!  Ohhh!!!  This Pub Tour even included Dinner!!!
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Pub Tour Mates Prague table 2!!! Oh…
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Pub Tour Mates Prague table 3!!!
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Pub Tour Mates Prague table 3!!!
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Sorry, can't talk right now!!!  --  Lots of people take their pets on public transportation... Here we are on a train!!!
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Another hairy pet...  Hi Simon!!!
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Another hairy pet... Hi Simon!!!
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An afternoon Relaxing and Wandering in Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic.
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Boy in Cesky Krumlov...  Hi!!!     ---   (Who is this Crazy American with a Camera as an appendage???)
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Boy in Cesky Krumlov... Hi!!! -…
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The Traveler's Hostel in Cesky Krumlov.  About  $15.00 which included a light breakfast.
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Serious Pets in Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic.
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Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic...  So well preserved...like walking back in time!!!
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Here is Julia from  Sydney.  We met on the train from Cesky Krumlov back to Prague.
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Here is Julia from Sydney. We met …
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Thanks Julie for a great conversation!!!
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Good Luck Julie from OZ!!!  Nice to have met you...
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The sweet receptionists from the Prague Hostel...  I had to go back to Prague for my connection to Krackow, Poland and wanted to get a better shot of you guys!!!  You're Great!!!  Thanks for all your help!!!  Good Luck to You!!!
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Ok,,,  Here we are in Krackow, Poland...Shevgn...  open your eyes...The girls are from Ireland and James is from the States.
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Ok,,, Here we are in Krackow, Polan…
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Hostel Mates out for a walk to an Irish pub...
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Irish guy, in Irish pub, in POLAND
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Irish guy, in Irish pub, in POLAND
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Cheers!!!  James, Sarah and Shevgn!!!
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My room mates in Krackow, Poland.  They are from Slovenia and helped me with my intinery for Slovenia.  Thanks so much!!!  AND,,,  Slovenia was great!!!
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My room mates in Krackow, Poland. T…
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James is enjoying eyebrow tweasing in the hostel courtyard in Krackow by Shevgn!!!  Ouch!!!
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The Couple from the States that I met at a Pierogi Restaurant in Krackow, Poland...  Hi guys...
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The Couple from the States that I me…
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I feel so short in Krackow, Poland!!!
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I feel so short in Krackow, Poland!!…
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Hi Corina!!!  Corina is from Romania and was one of my room mates in the Krackow Hostel.  She convinced me to go to Romania!!!  Corina,,,  thanks for the tip on Romania,,,  it was greatt!!!
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A mischevious face in the crowd.
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A mischevious face in the crowd.
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This Little boy was OUTRAGEOUS!!!  No words can tell!!!  A little Mozart...
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Thanks for the Picture!!! You are awesome!!!
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Candid James!!!  Hey man!!!  Leave a comment!!!
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Candid James!!! Hey man!!! Leave a…
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Sorry!!!  I forget your name,,,  but you are one hell of a photographer!!!  Thanks for all the tips while we were at the Krackow Hostel!!!
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Sorry!!! I forget your name,,, but…
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Later James!!!  James is from Calif...
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Socializing at the Krackow Hostel...
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Socializing at the Krackow Hostel...
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Time to leave Krackow, Poland and take a night train to BudaPest Hungary,,,  11 hours,,,  Sarah and Shevgn are going there too!!!
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Time to leave Krackow, Poland and ta…
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Night Train to BudaPest Hungary...  6 to a couchette...  No snoring, PUL---EEEEEZZZE
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The Public Turkish Baths in BudaPest, Hungary.  (What you see here is only a fraction of the place)
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Hungarian Skateboarder!!!
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Hungarian Skateboarder!!!
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Hungarian Dog!!!
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Hungarian Dog!!!
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BudaPest walking tour leader!!!
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BudaPest walking tour leader!!!
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And the BudaPest Walking Tour Group!!!  Cheers!!!
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After the tour a few of us had lunch!!!  Hi Taran and Maria from the UK!!!
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Cheers!!!  Mates!!!  Nice walking tour... gotta go..Maria and Taran from the UK!!!
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Ok, I'm in church... right in the middle of church, It's St. Stephens Cathedral in BudaPest, Hungary
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Me and the French Lady!!!  On the top tower on St. Stephens Cathedral...
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And,,,  the French Lady and her husband!!!  Thanks for sharing your wife for the moment!!!  It made such a better picture!!!  Salut...Gary
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Nothing like an afternoon Cappachino -  with a view.
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Hello from the BudaPest, Hungary Hostel!!!
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Candid Hungarian Bartender...  Thanks for all the refills - no charge!!!
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Pub Crawl Mate from England...  Yoooo...
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Pub Crawl Mate from England... Yooo…
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BudaPest Pub Crawl Mates!!!  Hey Guys...
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The Greatest Married Couple of all time!!!  You guys are an inspiration!!!  Good luck to you and nice talking with you guys!!!
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Cheers!!!
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Cheers!!!
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Pub Crawl Mates from England...
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Pub Crawl Mates from England...
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Ok,,,  It's like 3:30 in the morning,,,  I gotta go!!!
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Ok,,,  Now it's 3:55 AM and I REALLY gotta go,,,Cheers!!!  Gary
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Salut...  and good night,,,  Gary
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Salut... and good night,,, Gary
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