Saturday, July 19, 2003

Well, it was a bit of work getting the troops at Castle Greyskull to warm up to us last night, but warm up they did. With the kind of shit going on over here, it's amazing that anyone's laughing at all.

Case in point: Back at Camp Black Bear, our first stop on the tour, we saw a family of locals chatting with the guards at the front gate on our way back from the pirated CD shop across the road -- by the way, pirated CDs are the only evidence I see of any kind of economy over here. Anyway, I find out some ten days later that what was going down was this guy brought his kids over to the gate to tell the guards there that if they didn't give him money, he'd take them back home and kill them.
Just came back from a visit to the caves that during WWII were the stronghold for Yugoslavian Partisan leader Josip Broz Tito. In fact, the entire town of Drvar is the site of a failed Nazi operation to assassinate him. You can read more about it by copying this link and pasting it into your web browser's address field:

You'll have to scroll down the page a bit, or search it for "Tito". I'd relay the story myself, but figured it would be better with at least a few pictures!