“Travels to a Different Time” : June 24, 1971: Korcula, Yugoslavia: Fantastic Meal for Two for $2.60 and A Cigarette Tantrum

Up at 8 a.m. for a shower and caught a bus to the town of Lumbarda which was supposed to have a fantastic beach. Bought rolls, ham and cheese for breakfast to have on the beach. The bus was jam packed with no tourists in sight! Up in the hills the roads are so narrow that cars approaching the bus must reverse and find a place where the bus can pass. This happened several times on our trip. Just about every passenger was heading to the beach and had bundles of food. Just like us. The beach by the bus was not great but wandering around we found a beautiful sandy beach with 5 people on it. I went spearfishing but did not see any fish. After all that snorkeling breakfast sure was good. We stayed until one and took the bus back. We arrived back to unmade beds. We had a top rate meal for two tonight for $2.60 consisting of two fish each, potatoes, salad and crepes for dessert. We were supposed to go to a nightclub at the Grand Hotel but on the way I said to her if she smoked a cigarette I wouldn’t talk to her for an hour. She turned around and gave me a dirty look and stomped back to the pension steaming mad. The next day she set her hair with baby oil instead hair spray. Subtle revenge?

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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