BELGRADE JOURNAL – SEPTEMBER 2018

SEPTEMBER 2018 Travelogues MINI TRIATHLON 2: ON A CLOUDY DAY (Sep 5) “CARMINA BURANA” COMING TO TAŠMAJDAN TO MARK END OF SUMMER (Aug 25, 31) BIKING TOURS OF BELGRADE BIKING TOUR OF BELGRADE (July 14) BIKING TOUR OF BELGRADe II (July 29) BIKING TOUR OF BELGRADE III (Aug 12) BIKING TOUR IV, A MINI TRIATHLON: A “RED DAY” ON BELGRADE RIVERS (Aug 22) BIKING TOUR V: …

BELGRADE JOURNAL – JULY 2018

In early May, I took off from my home in Arizona on "Spontaneity Trip of a Lifetime." I knew my first destination - Belgrade, Serbia - but had no idea where I would end up after that (see- EUROPE 2018: FIRST STOP BELGRADE, THEN WHAT? AN AMAZING SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, NOT “JUST” AN OVERSEAS TRIP). The upshot of that trip was the spirit guidance I received in Serbia that I return to my native city and spent the next six months at my new flat in the heart of the Old Town (Stari Grad). The mission: Help raise the vibration and spiritual consciousness of the Serbian people (see EPILOGUE: AN AMAZING SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, NOT “JUST” AN OVERSEAS TRIP). And so now that I have been in Belgrade for several weeks, I have been living that dream. Every day has been a blast. And I have been sharing my experiences with my friends and the world through this blog.

EUROPE 2018: FIRST STOP BELGRADE, THEN WHAT? AN AMAZING SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, NOT “JUST” AN OVERSEAS TRIP

TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction to a "Spontaneity Trip" of a Lifetime May 12, 2018 I have traveled probably 4-5 million miles on various airlines in this lifetime. But I have never undertaken a trip like this. I know its beginning and the end. But I have no idea what will happen in between. It all …

SAINT PATRICK’S DAY 2018

HOW AIMED FOR IRELAND AND ENDED UP IN JAPAN This morning, I headed toward downtown Phoenix intending to see the annual Saint Patrick's Day parade, and spend some time at the fair that follows. Lo and behold, instead of in Ireland, I ended up in Japan.

BACK ON MAUI 2018

TABLE OF CONTENTS Day 1, Dec 30, 2017 - FLYING BACK TO MAUI, THIS TIME AS TOURISTS - https://goo.gl/m31fdw Day 2, Dec 31, 2017 - NEW YEAR'S EVE ON MAUI BEACHES, IN WAILEA - https://goo.gl/s3BqYD Day 3, Jan 1, 2018 - NEW YEAR'S DAY 2018: ELIZABETH'S FIRST BOOGIE BOARD RIDE - ✮✮✮✮✮ (Elizabeth) - https://goo.gl/3tbDAG Day 4, Jan 2, 2018 - SUPERMOON …

TOUR OF THE ROCKIES SIERRA NEVADAS, GRAND TETONS – TOC

Our Tour of the Rockies road trip was inspired by the sizzling Arizona summer heat. Or more precisely, trying to get away from it. After 3 months of 105F to 115F weather, and barely three cooler monsoon days in between, we decided to head straight north into presumably cooler mountain areas - all the way to Canada. Alas, that was not to be. Hot weather and smokey haze generated by widespread forest fires in the western states, stayed with us all the way to Wyoming. That's where and when we decided to change our plans and do a turn-about-face. Instead of a Tour of the Rockies, our trip became a Tour of the Grand Tetons and the Sierra Nevadas.

EUROPE 2017: THE GRANDEST OF THE GRAND TRIPS

The idea about this entire trip was conceived last fall (2016) as a possible cruise down Europe’s longest river. When that did not pan out, Placido Domingo’s AIDA became the magnet that drew us to Vienna. Spending some quality time with my family there was an extra special bonus. And then when we sold my Rainbow Shower property in Maui, having worked like slaves for a month to make it happen, Elizabeth and I decided to go on this European trip and take this “cruise on 4 wheels” as our “reward” for all the hard work. We have traveled around the world many times in the last 9 years. And all of those trips were wonderful in their own way. But this month we have spent in Europe is not only the longest but also the grandest of them all.

NEW YORK, PRINCETON… BUT MOSTLY “AIDA”

The main reason for this short trip is the performance of AIDA at the Metropolitan Opera. This is something I had been planning long before we left Maui. And now it is coming to fruition. We are finally going to see the "grandest of the grand operas" performed by one of the world's top opera companies.

RETURN TO AUSTRALIA: BRISBANE, PERTH, DUNSBOROUGH, SYDNEY

RETURN TO MY FIRST YIN HOME - THE BOLT HOLE, DUNSBOROUGH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA     TABLE OF CONTENTS   Feb 8 - AUSTRALIA, HERE WE COME! Feb 11 - TOURING BRISBANE ON FOOT... TILL IT HURT! Cyclone Marcia Wreaks Havoc Nine Days Later [updated Feb 20] Feb 12-13 - CHIME & RHYME IN DOWNTOWN PERTH; BIKE RIDE AROUND SWAN RIVER ESTUARY Feb …

“CARMINA BURANA” COMING TO TAŠMAJDAN TO MARK END OF SUMMER

An American in Serbia: From a Writer’s Notebook August 25, 2018 Open Air Concert: Hundreds of Performers to Mark End of Summer 2018 at Tašmajdan Stadium in Belgrade on Aug 31 Simfonijski orkestar i Hor RTS-a pod upravom maestra Bojana Suđića izvešće operu „Karmina Burana“, nemačkog kompozitora Karla Orfa, 31. avgusta na beogradskom stadionu Tašmajdan, a …