Good-bye Far-flung, former Soviet Republics! Ciao Italy! Our flight to the island of Sicily left Yerevan, Armenia at 5:30 am with a six hour lay-over in Athens, Greece. It was going to be a long day - but who cared? We were headed in the right direction - away from former Soviet Union enclaves. Although we were now headed toward the birthplace of the Mafia... maybe we should call these last few months the Senior Nomads Corruption Tour.