Meet old traveller and new friend

27 11 2006

I hope to be excused if I am in the wrong place, which would not be new to me at all. I was doing research on Byzantium and discovered this blog. I have made the journey you propose several times. As a youth working on the Orient Express. As part of a Scientific American team on horseback from Wien to the Caspian Sea. And on foot to trace the march of Alexander from Thrace to Persia. Any advice may be dated and of small value, but I have some stories to tell that delight my students, though I am not believed for most part. Nice lady responded with invitation though only computer is at office of what you would call mayor, who is a cousin.

My responses may be slow and I am not used to talking with women not in person.

Most people in the mountain villages call me Duuran which simply means “one who fixes things” but with some spiritual overtones. Friends call me Trigor after the famous mountain under which I live in simple cabin. My family came to Carpathian Mountains after the great famine in 14th century. I have other names given by parents but for which I might be arrested, and others on several passports. Do not be afraid as the Internet protects you from what I know of too many governments and political problems. Today it is better to be a hermit than warrior. Also easier to travel the ancient roads by computer than limping foot. Now I tutor lazy kids and fix old clocks. I look forward to your adventure and new looking at things.