RKS Film: Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival; “The Eclipse”

I have visited Yugoslavia (as it then was) three times in the 1970’s having been from its toes to its head spending most of my time in the republics of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. As a political science student I studied the rise of Marshall Tito from Partisan leader to President until his death inContinue reading “RKS Film: Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival; “The Eclipse””

“Travels to a Different Time”: July 27,28,29 1971: Rab, Yugoslavia: Woken Up By The Air Raid Siren, Tiring of Low Quality Meals and Robert Visits the Psychiatric Hospital!

July 27, 1971: Woken up by an air raid siren. Are the capitalists launching a nuclear attack? We had dinner at the Jadran Hotel. More greasy goulash. Thoroughly disgusting! July 28, 1971: Went out for dinner with a couple of German girls from Frankfurt to the Continental Hotel. What a lousy dinner. July 29, 1971:Continue reading ““Travels to a Different Time”: July 27,28,29 1971: Rab, Yugoslavia: Woken Up By The Air Raid Siren, Tiring of Low Quality Meals and Robert Visits the Psychiatric Hospital!”

“Travels to a Different Time” : July 21, 1971: Novalja, Yugoslavia: More letters from Fritz and Ja Ja Nein Nein

Up early for a bus trip to our new destination Novalja on the northern tip of the island of Pag. Mom is not eating breakfast today as she says she is on a diet so she doesn’t look like a horse in Germany. We just hacked around for a bit and packed up for ourContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : July 21, 1971: Novalja, Yugoslavia: More letters from Fritz and Ja Ja Nein Nein”

“Travels to a Different Time” : July 12, 1971: Hvar, Vira, Split and Murter in Yugoslavia: Off to the Island of the Deaf, Near Puke Near the Sewage Line, So Much for Honest Communists and Itinerary Flexibility

Up at the crack of dawn to catch a 7:20 boat to Split. We went to the tourist office to pay the bill but no one was there and we missed the boat and 10 minutes after that someone opened the tourist office. We had two alternatives one of which was wait until the nextContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : July 12, 1971: Hvar, Vira, Split and Murter in Yugoslavia: Off to the Island of the Deaf, Near Puke Near the Sewage Line, So Much for Honest Communists and Itinerary Flexibility”

“Travels to a Different Time” : June 27/28, 1971: Korcula: Laying Low with Ankle Problems: No Luck Octopus Fishing; Gypsies and Caught with Her Pants Down! Fritz on the Radar!

June 27, 1971: Korcula, Yugoslavia: Up at 8 this morning and off to the beach. Went spearfishing and saw a huge fish out of range. We stayed on the beach until two and then headed back to our pension. Mom twisted her ankle on the way and somehow broke my watch. Not a good dayContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : June 27/28, 1971: Korcula: Laying Low with Ankle Problems: No Luck Octopus Fishing; Gypsies and Caught with Her Pants Down! Fritz on the Radar!”