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Re: Roni's Travel Landscapes by peripatetically on 27 March 2009 6:37pm
 
The house where Polo's family lived is on Korcula. You'd have thought it would have been shown since Michael's a world traveler himself!
 
Re: Roni's Travel Landscapes by Roni on 28 March 2009 7:29am
 
Hi,

Well, the series was not so much about Michael's travels but more about the people living in the partly new countries.
And there are lots and lots of interesting places he skipped in Croatia, even after watching the deleted scenes on the DVD.

Apart from that as far as I read it is not really proven that Marco Polo was actually born there.

Greetings,
Roni
 
Re: Roni's Travel Landscapes by peripatetically on 28 March 2009 11:53am
 
Good points, Roni. It was not his birthplace, you are right, but his grandparents lived there and he spent a lot of time on that island with them. I have a photo of the house where his grandparents lived, they are close to be certain about it.

And you're right about there being many many wonderfully interesting and beautiful places in the old 6-republic country of Yugoslavia, Croatia being just part of that. It was a fascinating 2 weeks for me. I was there before the republic separated.
 
Re: Roni's Travel Landscapes by Roni on 28 March 2009 4:54pm
 
Hi,

I was there at least every year before 1991 when I was a child because my mother was born in Sarajevo. We visited my grandmother there and often went on holiday at the coast in Tucepi (that's between Split - Makarska and Ploce (previously Kardeljevo in communist times)). Korcula, Hvar and other islands are just off the coast from there and you could go on day trips from Makarska by hydrofoil or fast catamaran.
Since 2003 I regularly visit the area again, of course I also know the language from my mother, who is professor at the slavistic institute of Vienna university.

Greetings,
Roni
 
Re: Roni's Travel Landscapes by peripatetically on 28 March 2009 5:53pm
 
That's wonderful that you can visit that region so much. It's stunning and rich with history. When I went to Korcula, it was by hydrofoil from Dubrovnik. Just a day trip. MY first week was spent in Dubrovnik with many excursions and exploring local places every day. We went as far south as Montenegro, passing Kotor. After that, we picked up a little tour that took us to most of the coastal towns north and then inland. Split, Trogir, Rijeka, Opatja, Plitvice, Bled and Ljubljana, and whatever other places were along the way were places included. (Can't recall all of them. This was during the early-mid 80's.) We flew out from Zagreb.

Back to the Polo family. Perhaps our town guide was wrong about what he told us. I had never really read that Marco was born there , only that it was his boyhood home. And there IS a house marked with the Polo family name which was pointed out to us as belonging to his gr.-parents. Would be nice to know more.
 
Re: Roni's Travel Landscapes by Roni on 29 March 2009 5:23pm
 
Hi,

I found a whole online book about it, if you want to read more: :-)

http://www.korcula.net/mpolo

Greetings,
Roni
 
*** Long Island Sunset *** by Roni on 29 March 2009 5:24pm
 
Hi,


*** Long Island Sunset ***

Maybe no ice tea, but the sunsets are quite spectacular...

To the gallery:
http://roni.fotopic.net/c1673906.html

Greetings,
Roni
 
Re: *** Long Island Sunset *** by peripatetically on 29 March 2009 11:10pm
 
That's a lot of information. I scanned quite a bit of it and will eventually read it in it's enitreity. Thanks, Roni. Very interesting.
 
Re: *** Long Island Sunset *** by tucsonmike on 30 March 2009 12:51am
 
Long Island? You have been everywhere lol!

In an old New York accent, it is pronounced 'Long Guy Land"
 
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