Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey, Cyprus.

Neapolis, Corinth, Athens, Thessaloniki, Varna, Odessa, Tbilisi, Trabzon, Sinop, Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya, Nicosia, Antioch…

The tragedy occurred when, at the end of an empire, war divided them. Some chased away, others massacred, all that remains of their presence is a memorial of stones. The powerful outside got the better of their ties, which were torn and never re-knotted.

A wall still separates them and the reawakened war continues its work of death. However, the waters of the Danube fill it, joining those of the Nile and the Rhône to celebrate the unity of a world to be built. Ancient ruins, mosques and monasteries remind travelers that the complicated world has unique wisdom.