PLACES

Stories about places where my husband and I, or family members, have lived or visited, and what we learned and experienced in these places. Personal photographs bring these stories to life.

 


Easter in Germany: Bavaria

Four years ago, my husband Tony and I had the privilege of celebrating Easter twice: first in Germany, then one week later, in Jordan. This story is about our experience of Easter with our extended family in the southern German state of Bavaria in April 2012. We stayed with them for 11 days. During that time, they showed […] Read more…

Korčula: This brought Tony to tears

When we visited the Island of Korčula in December 2004, it was 46 years since my husband Tony (born Ante Salečić) left the island and his hometown Korčula for far-away Australia. Tony’s childhood memories of Korčula Tony was in second grade at school when he left his homeland, and he remembers saying goodbye to his […] Read more…

Three buses and a ferry to Korčula

After an absence of 46 years, in December 2004, my husband Tony revisited his hometown, Korčula. I accompanied him. After spending an amazing 24 hours in Dubrovnik and filled with much excitement and anticipation, we headed for the bus terminal, to catch the bus to Korčula. Korčula is a small town on an island off […] Read more…

24 Hours in Dubrovnik (Part 2)

My husband Tony and I visited Croatia in December 2004. It was my first visit, but not so for Tony. He was returning to his homeland after an absence of more than 40 years!  Having just 7 days to spend visiting Split, Dubrovnik and Korčula, all in Dalmatia and with connections to Tony’s family and early childhood, time […] Read more…

24 Hours in Dubrovnik (Part 1)

My husband and I visited Croatia in mid-December 2004. It was my first visit, but not so for Tony. He was returning to his homeland after an absence of more than 40 years!  Having just 7 days to spend visiting Split, Dubrovnik and Korčula, all in Dalmatia and with connections to Tony’s family and early childhood, time […] Read more…

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