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May 31st 2007 3:29PM Some years ago, my wife and I were visiting friends in Germany; I wanted to take a shortcut through East German territory to go from SW Germany to Grafenvoer. We were advised against it, but I was insistent in order to save nearly a day of driving; I pressed ahead and at arriving at the West German border, before the "no man's land", I explained my plan to the border guard, who replied, with a grin, "go ahead, try it". Some kilometers later, well inside East German territory, the road necked down to one lane, surrounded by tall concrete walls (and no place to turn around), machine gun towers, barking police dogs, and unfriendly-looking East German border guards, who stopped the car, took our passports, searched the car thoroughly, and delayed us some hours; no one knew where we were and did not know when to expect us--we could have vanished without a trace--we eventually were released (to make our way back the way we came) having been told not to do this again or there would be "consequences". Not to worry!!
May 3rd 2007 3:51PM Fake, Fake, Fake!
Apr 18th 2007 6:47AM Also very striking is Abu Simbal, in south or "Upper Egypt"--it is a monument that was moved many years ago to keep from being covered by the encroaching backwaters of a hydroelectric dam on the Nile.
Mar 8th 2007 3:53PM Or ends up as brown ice in someone's yard!
Dec 1st 2006 1:18PM I have one of these great shirts; the quality is first-rate; well-made and heavy-weight with very nice coloring. You'll enjoy yours as much as I do and you'll feel good about doing something to help the diving world.
Oct 19th 2006 2:45PM One hopes that somone briefs the (adult) grand-daughters on what may constitute an emergency situation.
Oct 17th 2006 3:17PM Can't do the survey--question #2 is goofed up.
Sep 29th 2006 6:29AM I did this river trip some years ago, while visiting my son, who was in the Peace Corps at the time--it's a heart-pounding adventure and concludes with a very rigorous climb out of the gorge on a long, very rickety, home-built ladder; this, for me, was exhausting, although my son, and the locals, did it barefoot! Well worth the time to undertake this trip.