A Swapmeet and Tito's Birthplace
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March 1st, 2009 – by: cneoridium
After picking up some essentials like a cow-print skirt for Z and a Tito's Pioneers hat for myself, along with some children's books to help me with my Croatian and a couple used souveniers for a fraction of the price in the stores... we headed north towards the Slovenian border area and Kumrovec, birthplace of Tito.
I've always been interested in Marshall Tito, the man who put together, or more ...kept together Yugoslavia. In the afternoon we headed about two hours north to the little village where he was born. The house is a museum now, honoring Tito, and surrounding village , with all the usual bad dioramas and maniquines depicting daily life, but it's actually a pretty interesting place. Reading the guestbook at the museum, you get an idea of the emotions about this leader in Croatia... They range from scathing, "It would be better if he had died before birth" to tender memorials from people who long for the Tito days again.
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