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We drove from Greece straight back through Belgrade to Trieste, 24 hours straight because we couldn’t find a place to stay. Yugoslavia is a dreary country and the farmers are still using oxen to plow their fields. The previous trip through Yogoslavia was interesting but a little scary and very uncomfortable. Even two days under Communism is too much we are very happy to get back to Italy again
A daily diary of a journey in 1962. Please post comments about where you were then on the Background page.
1962 was pivotal. This is the background:
It was a year colored by the Cuban Missile Crisis, an escalating involvement in Vietnam, the Berlin Wall and the Cold War with Russia, Civil Rights issues, a nascent space program, Nelson Mandela in prison, Betty Friedan's, The Feminist Mystique, the Beatles, Rolling Stones and the death of Marilyn Monroe.