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{SPEAKER name="LISA CHICKERING"}
- and it's a wonderful place, just lovely. And we were going to come back, and then it went on and on and on.

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{SPEAKER name="JEANNE PORTERFIELD"}
Yes, we managed to work our way, all the way, to --

{SPEAKER name="LISA CHICKERING"}
Well, to China! [[laughter]]

{SPEAKER name="JEANNE PORTERFIELD"}
Yes, where we started from as children.

{SPEAKER name="MARTHA DEANE"}
And not by digging a hole from Chicago either! [[laughter]]

{SPEAKER name="LISA CHICKERING"}
Well, practically.

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{SPEAKER name="MARTHA DEANE"}
Well, now after England, what?

{SPEAKER name="JEANNE PORTERFIELD"}
After England, we went to the Middle East.

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We wrote to, ah, where was it, Lisa?

{SPEAKER name="LISA CHICKERING"}
Well, it was the Istanbul Hilton Hotel.

{SPEAKER name="JEANNE PORTERFIELD"}
Oh, that's right.

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{SPEAKER name="JEANNE PORTERFIELD"}
And, 'course, I thought - now this is really far fetched. You know. This is the finest hotel in Europe, and just a beautiful place. So, anyway, the letter went ahead and they wrote back, "We'd be delighted to have you."

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And, uh, so we took off for Istanbul, but we always went via - if we had a direction to go to and knew a job were waiting at the end, we would take a circular route, instead of going directly - which certainly wouldn't allow you to see much.

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We left from Athens. Well, of course, there's a whole new story on Yugoslavia, we must tell you about. But we drove through Yugoslavia to Athens.
And from there took a plane all through the Middle East to get to Istanbul and then back to Athens. To pick it up - pick up the car and go on back.

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{SPEAKER name="MARTHA DEANE"}
Well now lets stop right here in Yugoslavia because it's a little unusual, isn't it, for two American girls to drive all the way through Yugoslavia?

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{SPEAKER name="JEANNE PORTERFIELD"}
Yes, it is, we were warned not to do it. We were told that the roads were not adequate and not to try to make the trip.

{SPEAKER name="LISA CHICKERING"}
Well they were aren't even roads ! -- There are --

{SPEAKER name="JEANNE PORTERFIELD"}
They aren't roads -- [[chuckles]] !

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{SPEAKER name="JEANNE PORTERFIELD"}
We had a Volkswagen, which is a most wonderful car, and we got in this little car and we left from Trieste and we started down --

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We only were able to secure a 3-day transit visa - and it's a 1000 miles to go - and in a Volkswagen that's a long distance.

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And they said, you can't possibly make it. And so I said, "well if we don't make it, what?"

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And they said, "well, if you don't make it, they're going to put you in jail in Belgrade, until we can get you out."

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Anyway, well we said, well, we don't believe that, we're never discouraged.

{SPEAKER name="LISA CHICKERING"}
We never let anybody discourage us.

{SPEAKER name="MARTHA DEANE"}
"We don't go to jail in our family!"

{SPEAKER name="JEANNE PORTERFIELD"}
No, we, no, nobody! [[laughs]]

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So, anyway we started out and after Belgrade the road got worse and worse, until there wasn't a road!

{SPEAKER name="LISA CHICKERING"}
It was just a mud path.

{SPEAKER name="JEANNE PORTERFIELD"}
Nothing!

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So I got out. There was another hobby, in this traveling, of taking movies. We have ten hours of colored movies of this trip.
And I was out there, oh fascinatedly filming this town -

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- that I'd never seen anything like it with the Cyrillic alphabet and the Serbian-type dress and the curli-cued toes of the shoes -

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- and suddenly a voice, grabbed - spoke very harshly to me, and a hand grabbed my arm! When I turned around and looked into one of the angriest faces of a sol--
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