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The protagonist tells about a trip to Holland.
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The water really is more than the ground there. I was traveling to Amsterdam on an excursion. Our group was gathered from all parts of Bulgaria and the interests of the people involved were various: – There are several people from Sevlievo traveling on official business – There are also the wives of the big grain-producers from Dobrich. They’ve deserved something too. – And there’s also a group of pensioners from Sofia. The children of one of them have been aboard to make a living and so have compensated her with a little money. Another one worked something for a whole year and gathered enough money for 10 days of amusement (if you can call amusement the crossing of the continent by bus) – And there’s also the “others” group in which I belong too. I’m on this trip because my husband loves to travel but he can’t spare 10 whole days and I’m unemployed, I have a lot of free time. What does it matter that this trip is a nightmare to me? It’s a reward after all? 


 


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This story is part of the stories selected as finalists for the “Telling Europe!” Award, created within the “European Memories” project, Grundtvig Multilateral Project – 2008 – 344 / 001-001, created by UNIEDA-Italian Union of Education of Adults (coordinator), ADN – Fondazione Diaristico Nazionale-Onlus, European Information Center (BG), Danish School of Education, University of Arhus (DK), Community Development Foundation (ES), SL- sozial.label eV (DE), VIDA – Association for Intergenerational Enhancement and Active Development (PT).
It is an autobiographical narrative.
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