With its two mosques, one synagogue and several Catholic and Orthodox churches, this town is a good foretaste of Sarajevo, to which I'm headed after Prague, Slovakia and an overnight stay in Budapest. In the south of Hungary, where the elevation begins to rise towards, and where there is a significant Croat population, it is a good transition to the Balkans. At the same time, it maintains a very Hungarian and a wine-making tradition.
Right now I have a huge backlog of experiences to write about, but please look out for updates on Sarajevo--the 100th anniversary of the event that sparked WWI!
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Musical & Literary Wanderings of a Galloping Gypsy
Mark Eliot Nuckols is a travel writer from Silver Beach Virginia who is also a musician and teacher.