Program 410b: Marrying an American; Flatlands; Sightseeing Communist History
Release Date: 04-29-2023
Hear what kind of cross-cultural issues emerge when Europeans marry Americans, then listen in as we discuss the allure of a road trip around America's Great Plains, where unobstructed views make the sky seem closer. And get tips on the best places to visit in Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic for a sense of life behind the Iron Curtain, now a generation in the past.
- 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 / TV host Robert Reid
- George Farkas, Katerina Svobodova, and Beata McCommas, tour guides raised in former Warsaw Pact communist countries of Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Poland.
- David Tordi provides custom tours of central Italy, in person and on line.
- Roy Nicholls offers custom tour guiding in Britain.
- Robert Reid wrote "How to Fall in Love with Flatlands" for Transitions Abroad in 2014.
- Robert hosts "Gallery America" on OETA in Oklahoma. Episodes are also available to view on the PBS website.
- You can listen to Robert's road trip recommendations along the Lincoln Trail on Travel with Rick Steves program #328, and Rock and Roll Sites on program #333 from the summer of 2013.
- In Budapest, Memento Park (also known as Statue Park)shows the large Soviet style statues daily from 10am to dusk. The House of Terror museum includes files that were collected on Hungarian citizens.
- In Prague, the Museum of Communism is open daily. The Memorial to the Victims of Communism is a series of statues of "disappearing men."
- The European Solidarity Centre is in Gdansk, Poland.
- Katerina Svobodova provide custom tours of Prague.
- George Farkas offers private tours in Budapest.