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Death on the Orient Express  
   

Death on the Orient Express

OK, so it wasn't the exact route of the original Orient Express, but it did leave from Istanbul, one of the original end points. This was the lovely view out of my window when I woke up. Sadly the reason I had this view was that the train had hit a man on the tracks.
Mysterious Meteora

September 24th 2007
I woke with a start. Where was I? What was going on? It was clear that I was still in my tiny sleeper car on a Greece-bound train, but there was no sound. The rhythmic clacking of the steel rails, the grating, high-pitched squeal of the big wheels, the low rumble of the diesel engine - They were all silent. A glance out my window revealed deep blue skies over a stunning, green countryside wit ... read more
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Greek Flag Greece achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In Worl... ... read more
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