Budget vacation destination

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Tell us about the funniest thing that happened to you while traveling in a foreign country. (ITN prints no info on destinations in the United States.) There are no restrictions on length. ITN staff will choose each month’s winner, who will receive a free one-year subscription to ITN. Include your full mailing address. Entries not chosen cannot be acknowledged. 

This month’s winner is JAMES E. McGEE of Sun City, California:

 

I was on a tour of Romania and Bulgaria with Adventures Abroad in May 2004. In Bulgaria, we stopped for a walk-through of the Etar open-air museum. I walked faster than some of my fellow tour members and arrived back at the tour bus before they did. I utilized the time to speak with the Bulgarian bus driver, who informed me that he was going on vacation after the tour.  

I asked, “Where do you go for vacation?”  

He responded, “I go to Balkohny.”

“Is Balkohny in Bulgaria?”

“Yes,” he said, “I pull out chair and sit on my Balkohny.”

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Tell us about the funniest thing that happened to you while traveling in a foreign country. (ITN prints no info on destinations in the United States.) There are no restrictions on length. ITN staff will choose each month’s winner, who will receive a free one-year subscription to ITN. Include your full mailing address. Entries not chosen cannot be acknowledged. 

This month’s winner is JAMES E. McGEE of Sun City, California:

 

I was on a tour of Romania and Bulgaria with Adventures Abroad in May 2004. In Bulgaria, we stopped for a walk-through of the Etar open-air museum. I walked faster than some of my fellow tour members and arrived back at the tour bus before they did. I utilized the time to speak with the Bulgarian bus driver, who informed me that he was going on vacation after the tour.  

I asked, “Where do you go for vacation?”  

He responded, “I go to Balkohny.”

“Is Balkohny in Bulgaria?”

“Yes,” he said, “I pull out chair and sit on my Balkohny.”