All of us who know Rich and I know that he is the quiet one and I am the noisy one. Never underestimate this man! His granfather was born in Trieste and worked for the family shipping company, Terrebocchia. He prepared a thimb drive of pictures and documents and emailed the company before we arrived. He heard nothing back, but got the address and walked in the front door. The secretary began to speak to him in Italian, and he asked if...

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Now ensconced in a hotel built in 1852. This city has the strong imprint of the Austrio-Hungarian empire. The wind off the port at lunch helped make the heat here bearable. Found a great little place for lunch. This is the town Rich’s maternal grandfather was born, and the company bearing their name still exists. We are off to their offices tommorrow to see what happens.

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in the beautiful port of Hvar. The water is a brillant crystal blue, and the port is full of ships from little putt putts to a massive yacht from the BVI with a chopper on the deck. The town has great architecture and is popular with folks all over the world. everyone seems so speak some English.

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