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We drove from Belgrade via Thessaloniki to Delphi, trying to decipher the signs. It is a whole new alphabet. Delphi is really beautiful, on the side of a hill in the mountains . It is green and peaceful with wild flowers blooming among the ruins of fallen pillars and broken statues. It is hard to believe that a civilization that could build these amazing temples once existed here.
A daily diary of a journey in 1962. Please post comments about where you were then on the Background page.
1962 was pivotal. This is the background:
It was a year colored by the Cuban Missile Crisis, an escalating involvement in Vietnam, the Berlin Wall and the Cold War with Russia, Civil Rights issues, a nascent space program, Nelson Mandela in prison, Betty Friedan's, The Feminist Mystique, the Beatles, Rolling Stones and the death of Marilyn Monroe.