Program 410a: Marrying an American; Flatlands; Sightseeing Communist History

Release Date: 07-30-2016


Learn about the best places to visit in Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic to get a feel for what Communist-era life was like behind the Iron Curtain, now a quarter century in the past. Join us as we explore the allure of a flatlands road trip, where the unobstructed view makes the sky seem closer. And hear what kind of cross-cultural issues emerge when Europeans marry Americans.


  • David Tordi, tour guide and musician, based in Orvieto, Italy
  • Roy Nicholls, tour guide and historian, based in the Dorset region of southern England
  • Travel writer Robert Reid
  • George Farkas, Katerina Svobodova, and Beata McCommas, tour guides raised in former Warsaw Pact communist countries of Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Poland.

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