“Travels to a Different Time” : 10August1974: Bled, Yugoslavia: Is Nixon Resigning? Playing Soccer

The Germans gave me a lift to the bus terminal so I could take a bus to Bled. Yes back to Bled again. Back to the youth hostel I stayed at on my last visit. I picked up my mail at the post office and there was a letter from Heidi’s mother saying that Heidi and Michael were in Ireland for a 4 week vacation, No mail from Canada. A mail strike? I headed for the lake after getting my room at the youth hostel but it clouded over and I made it back to the hostel just before it started to pour. I acquainted myself with a couple of Frenchmen who were dying to play soccer. Speaking of a strike I phoned Overseas National Airways in Frankfurt and was told there was the possibility of a strike by airport workers. JUST GREAT! I headed into town to buy a Herald Tribune to see what was going on with Nixon. Nothing but rumours and possibilities. Went out with the Frenchmen to play soccer at the field I played at 369 days ago. It turned sunny and we played for a couple of hours and back to that infernal cold-water shower. The freezing cold mountain water evokes screams as it hits the body. We watched a movie “Cincinnati Kid” with Steve McQueen and off to bed at 23:00.

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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