The Diary of a Quite Unusual Tour is of interest to readers who seek new cultural experiences and search for ways how to gain them, not through guided tours of a travel agency offering what are merely superficial impressions of monuments and landscapes but rather through actual interchanges with real people. Central to the story are friendships that have lasted over a half century and the reunion of siblings who achieved, without being fully aware of their mutual accomplishments, parallel goals on two continents. Unique about the Diary of a Quite Unusual Tour is the intertwining of phases that concern us all at all ages. That is, the desire to know other peoples, how they live and act, the preservation of friendships regardless of individual life patterns, the adjustments required because of aging and, in particular, the need to perceive a sense in one's existence when yearlong routines must be altered. This book reveals a lust for life and the appreciation of other peoples in other lands.