1998 Guestbook


 

Just want to wish all Istriani in every corner of the earth a great 1999. Buon Anno....divertitevi!! 
 
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Luisa Grisonich < glu@idirect.com >  
Toronto, Canada December 31 1998 15:29   
  

Prospero anno nuovo a tutti Istriani!  

Ciao 
Mic  
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Michele Plass < mplass@bbdsh.de >  
Berlin, D. December 28 1998 16:17   
  

A hello to all the Boljuncic of Istria from Vancouver Canada. Also, A quick hello to Rob Kolic who is visiting his grandfather.  
ciao, Milan  
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Milan Boljuncic < milan@bc.sympatico.ca >  
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. December 27 1998 18:47   
  

I would like to wish all the people (esuli) from Istria, Fiume, and Dalmatia a Happy New Year.  
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Enrico < EAAVAN@email.msn.com>  
Montreal, Quebec, Canada. December 27 1998 16:23    
  

Desidero inviare i nostri piu sinceri auguri per un Buon Natale e Felice Annno Nuovo a tutti gl'Istriani, ma specialmente a quelli provenienti da Montona, Caldier e Zumesco. BUONE FESTE!!!  
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Josep Bencic < >  
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. December 26 1998 11:46    
  
 

PREPORUCAM SVIMA .....POGLEDAJTE STRANICU GDJE IMA PONO.....O....ISTRI  
http://www.dalmatia.net/croatia/  
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Ivan Kalcic < ivank@nobelmed.com >  
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 23 Dec 1998 19:12    
  
 

TO ALL ISTRIANS.....  
I found lots of information about ISTRIA on the following web page http://www.dalmatia.net/croatia/  
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Ivan Kalcic < ivank@nobelmed.com >  
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 23 Dec 1998 19:12    

  

Merry Christmas to all the people from Istria, Fiume, and Dalmatia.  
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Enrico < EAAVAN@email.msn.com>  
Montreal, Quebec, Canada 23 Dec 1998 16:34  
  

Hello to all Istrians around the world! 
I want to announce the new site about Istra on the Net. 
It will be a large site with all you have to know about Istra, many photos, music, chat etc. The site's start date is 1st January 1999. and the adress will be published here on 31st December 1998.  
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Dean Banko < bankod@geocities.com >  
Pula, Istra 21:55:05 Dec/14/1998  
  

U TEBI SAM VIJEK SVOJ PROZIVIO DREVNI I LIJEPI JEZICE HRVATA RODJEN NA MORSKOM PRAGU TVOJIH VRATA POLAKO SAM TE UZ TRUD OSVOJIO SVIMA SVE NAJBOLJE !!!  
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Ivan Kalcic <ivank@nobelmed.com >   
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 00:54:26 Dec/11/1998   
  

Hello everyone - welcome to our new internet address. I hope you will enjoy browsing through the new "Istrian Resources" pages which we are proud to present as our first addition to the site. We plan to expand this site in future to provide a variety of themes of interest about and for the benefit of Istria and Istrians, but that effort requires the ongoing commitment of many people working together to achieve our common goal.  
Please help us in any way you can, and stay tuned... 
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Marisa Ciceran  
NYC, NY, USA, 16:05:57 Dec/04/1998  
  

Hello! Good job Martin and Paolo!  
Ottavio  

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Ottavio < dmns17k1@nettuno.it >  
Scorze', , Italy, 20:34:05 Nov/28/1998  
  

The e-mail of our new Association Raices Istrianas( Istrians root ) of La Plata - argentina is: bruma@impsat1.com.ar We wait for news and messages. thanks 

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Bruno Matcovich <bruma@impsat1com.ar>  
La Plata, , Argentina, 19:34:58 Nov/16/1998  
   

I have great news from Argentina: the creation on November 10 of a new Istrian organization called Asociación Raíces Istrianas. Its headquarters is in La Plata, street 59 nº 516 ( 1900) and its president is Bruno Matcovich. So, friends, we now have representation from our fellow Istrians in South America! Isn't the internet a simply wonderful way of opening up new channels of communication between us and our distant friends and family? I believe so! :-) 

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Marisa Ciceran  
New York, NY, USA, 00:41:09 Nov/16/1998  
   

Geez, -good looking- (I assume Istrian, as most Istrians are good-looking), you really don't look that good in capital letters which, in -netiquette- standards means that you are really shouting to be heard. Do you really have to be so loud? Why don't you give us a clue as to who you are, or else give us your email address to convince us that you are a real person behind the roar of the cheering fans? You see, your anonymity may not -look good- in print either. How about giving us some sign of human life beyond the soccer field? Thanks. ;-) 

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Marisa Ciceran
New York, NY, USA, 20:46:12 Nov/14/1998  
   

HELLO! I WANTED TO INVITE EVERBODY TO THE GAME OF THE YEAR ON SUNDAY NOVEMBER 22,1998 @ 2:00PM. ISTRIA (RED) VS ISTRIA (BLUE). THE WINNER OF THIS GAME MOVES INTO SECOND PLACE IN THE LEAGUE. ISTRIA RED IS ON A ROLL AND WILL BE VERY TOUGH TO BEAT. ISTRIA BLUE IS OLD AND SLOW AND HAVE NOT BEEN PLAYINF WELL OF LATE. IT IS A IMPORTANT GAME SO COME ONE, COME ALL. PLEASE COME AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AND SEE PEOPLE YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IN A WHILE. BYE NOVEMBER 22,1998 @ 2:00PM @ CON EDISON FIELD IN ASTORIA 

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Good Looking <>  
, New York, USA, 16:14:24 Nov/14/1998  
  

Gli italiani la storia li ha divisi, l'Europa li riunisce. Evviva la pace ! http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Lab/6796/ 

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Nicola Ambrosetti <nicola@altavista.net>  
Pisa, , Italia, 18:35:56 Nov/10/1998  
  

I' m very happy to have find this site. My mother Loreta Delmoro was born in istria in Gallesano,near Pola. I've more relations in this village. I'm 30 years old , if anybody wont chat to me please write to my e-mail warehou@tin.it Ciao a tutti gli istriani .  

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Giovanni Mozzone <warehou@tin.it>  
Biella, Biella, Italy, 06:43:30 Nov/10/1998  
  

JASENA KNEZ From Pula!!!!! Please write to me. I lost your e-mail address. My computer got sick and lost my phopne book with all info! Chiao.  

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Sergio <grubisa@worldchat.com>  
Burlington, ontario, Canada, 18:52:09 Nov/03/1998  
  

I am very happy to see men who served as one of the TRUST Troopers are beginning to find this wonderful site. Men who served in the 351st Infantry Regiment during the late 1940s and early 1950s are getting together once again each year. Anyone who served in TRUST during the Free Territory of Trieste period, contact me for info, especially tankers. 

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chuck nobles <nobles@dave-world.net>  
bloomington, il, USA, 15:20:16 Nov/02/1998  
  

Courtesy of Luigi Valenta - The New York Marathon tomorrow will include five Istrian runners from Istria, plus two Istrian-Americans from the New York metropolitan area. Let's cheer for them all the way!  

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Marisa Ciceran
New York, NY, USA, 22:00:43 Oct/30/1998  
  

I would like to take this opportunity to thank this web site for allowing me to get in touch with Chuck Nobles, a member of the US Army in Trieste during the ealy part of the 1950's. Since my contact with Chuck Nobles, I have been fortunate to be in touch with members of Hq. 1st Bn, 351st Inf,.Trieste. Friends like Eddie Crain, Bob Bieber, Gibbie Carch, Joe Buck and Dom Falischetti have talked with me after an absence of 47 years. Thanks to anyone associated with this very interesting and helpful website. Ciao. Joe  

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Joe Czekala <jfcbmc@yahoo.com>  
Blackwood, New Jersey, USA, 12:34:38 Oct/30/1998  
  

BOH S VAMI I MAJKA BOJZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Puno pozdrava svim ISTRIJANIMA a specijalnoLABINJANIMA(Nedescanima) va celen svete i na mesece(cemo valje i tamo rivat koko je portilo poli nas doma)Ku nas ki pozno (anke ku ne)nakanan napise dve,tri besedi po domoce bi nan bilo drogo.Se najbolje semi i FORZA ISTRIA i TRDO SPREDA. 

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Johnny Batelic <labin@webtv.net>  
ASTORIA, N.Y., USA, 20:24:00 Oct/29/1998  
  

I would just like to know what is going on with Glas Istre? Regards Martin  

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Kristijan <kristija@hotmail.com>  
NY, , USA, 16:42:34 Oct/28/1998  
  

Hello again.... Well..... I´m still looking for people from Labin, Rabac, Barban or Pula.  

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Mikaela <glavinic@swipnet.se>  
Stockholm, , Sweden, 15:55:49 Oct/15/1998  
  

Just wanted to say that I found this site by accident. I am looking forward to reading everyone's feedback. I was born in Pula. My dad was from Brgod and we lived in Knapici selo until we moved to NY in 1965. Woodside then Astoria, now everyone is everywhere...... I hope to see many people participate in this site.... Keep up the good work. Anyone from these parts, let me know. 

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Milena <Fradelam@ms.com>  
NYC, NY, USA, 10:11:34 Oct/14/1998  
  

Hi Everybody! I´m from Sweden and I just want to get contact whit people from Labin or Rabac becouse my mother grow up there.  

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Miakela <glavinic@swipnet.se>  
Stockholm, , Sweden, 14:56:06 Oct/12/1998  
  

Friends - Rob Babich's invitations and expectations were fully realized, although I still haven't met Rob in person even though we both attended the Istrian Nights event last night sponsored by the Istrian American Charities Association. The banquet was spectacular in every way. I haven't seen so many Istrians assembled in one place in the USA since the early 60s when I stopped going to the July 4 picnics sponsored by my family's club, Istrian Seamen's Benevolent Society, at Schutzen Park in New Jersey and which were traditionally attended by Istrians from various parts of the USA and Canada. Yesterday's more formal event at Leonard's in Great Neck, New York, exceeded those picnics in every way, and was far more joyious than any wedding I have ever attended - and believe me, I have attended MANY Istrian weddings. In fact, on several occasions the hall rang out with voices singing to the familiar tunes played by the two superb Istrian bands (someone please post their names and tell us how to book them). On one occasion, the people sitting at the table in front of me suddenly stopped eating their dinner and burst into song in unison, and within moments the rest of the hall joined in as if we had been on queue. (I nearly choked on my salmon, though!) And, those beautiful troupes of children and young people in full costume performing charming old folk dances brought tears to my eyes - because I forgot to bring my camera and could not capture them. All in all, a great time was had by everyone - including my friend who came on crutches (a friend, incidentally, that I met through Istria.com and who is a distant relative), and my 75-year-old mom who jumped up to dance several times despite her artificial hips! So, what, where, and when is the next Istrian event in New York City - or elsewhere around the world? I don't want any of my cousins in America, Europe, or Australia to tell me after the fact that they would have come to the ball had they but known... 

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Marisa Ciceran
New York, NY, USA, 04:29:21 Oct/12/1998  
  

I'm trying to build my family tree, CARLEVARIS. I'm already aware of the 18th century painter LUCA CARLEVARIS but I'm really looking for 19th century connections. Can anybody help? Thanks, Anna 

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anna <acarlevaris@hotmail.com>  
, , , 15:39:28 Oct/11/1998  
  

Ciao Istriani- Istrian Night will be held @ Leonard's 555 norhthern blvd. great neck, NY. The date is Oct. 11 at 4pm. Live istrian music and plenty of food and drinks!!! This event is sponsored by Istrian American Charities Association !  

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rob babich <rjbabsli@aol.com>  
garden city, ny, USA, 20:33:40 Oct/04/1998  
  

First I wanna give a shout out to all my fellow Istriani!!!Cako Si?? What a great site!!The poetry,pictures,etc...My father (Graziano) was born in Diminici,right outside of Labin,in 1938.I finnally got to visit it this summer along with my mothers island,Unije,Mali Losijn,Rijeka,and Trst and Udine.I also got to see Rabac,Labin,Pula,Koromacno,Opatiija,and Icici.There all beatiful towns,except my dad's town,it's pretty run down there's only 1 family that lives there year around!!Oh yeah,if anyone need directions to Leonard's give me a e-mail and i'll help ya out!If anyone is from Labin or my fathers town Diminici (Sv. Lovrec) definetly send me a e-mail or IM me (HRV215 is my screen name).Once again,it's a great site keep it as good as it's been for the last couple of months!!! Hvala, Jordan 

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Jordan Diminich <TinkaBell21@msn.com>  
Whitestone, New York, USA, 17:59:18 Oct/04/1998  
  

Hey! my message didn't come out entirely? I don't remember the rest now. Probably something like: I still keep alive thousand sunny memories of Rovinj, Pula, and Kanjon at Verudela, one of my favorite places...  

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marina <ninakent@infonie.fr>  
paris, , , 18:43:28 Oct/02/1998  
  

I only came across your site when trying to find out more about the Istrian peninsula from a tourist perspective; what a shock the old book revealed! I always realised there had been an obvious lack of intervention and assistance from the West (in particular the UN) through your country's recent crisis, but had truly been inspired by the energy and resistence of the people in raising the profile of the war, funding themselves and bringing some relative end/stability. A friend told me that he felt the troubles and lack of intervention from the UN stemmed from basic mineral wealth (oil primarily) still lying dormant in the country. Apparently, BP have made quiet explorations with some amazing findings which have not yet been broadcast. I think therefore, it seems to be in the interest of financially powerful organisations to continue the war, niggle the people and destroy the previous beauty, infrastructure and religeon of the indiginous people so that their attention will be drawn away from other issues (like the exploitation of their land post war)and then not fight a situation which might seriously affect their way of life - the mass investment of companies wishing to exploit the land. Lastly, that strange guy writing from Hamburg (have forgotten his name because it's obviously not real!) seems to be a completly fictitious character; note how his language, spelling etc changes each time, there is no consistency in his writings which indicate that it is a person TRYING or attempting to assume a character. Whilst I am sure that there are unsavoury and politically ignorant characters ranting about the subjects raised, I feel that again, it appears to be in the interest of certain parties to keep the ANIMOSITY and antipathy going - or at least appearing to be at the surface - in order to keep out other potential investors in the country as well as minimizing tourism. You have a beautiful and wondrous country - you are so lucky to have such a beautiful and diverse landscape, wonderful seas, and fantastic architecture from the remaining historical churches,basillicas, etc. Strong, chiselled and healthy people, who can enjoy life - what more could the tourist ask? Good luck in keeping your country together and beautiful! I wish I had realised before what a jewel there was sitting on the doorstep of Europe! A well travelled well wisher. 

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Dee Hilliard <dhilliard@fmg-statestreet.com>  
London, , UK, 06:35:35 Oct/01/1998  
  

Anyone know somebody from Gradina (Vrsar area). Particularly Fanily Mikulic ??? Would like to know. Thanks. Dali netko pozna nekoga od Gradine blizu Varsara. Moguce familiju Mikulic?? Hvala. Pozdrave mojim prijateljima u Istri i Puli. Sergio!!! 

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Sergio Grubisa <grubisa@worldchat.com>  
Burlington, Ontario, Canada, 23:06:03 Sep/25/1998  
  

Dear Martin and all at Istria.com, and especially Marisa who has brought me back to the fold..Hello! It's great to be back in contact, and its great to see that despite the stress and the attacks, Martin has managed to keep Istria.com going. For the rest of us who are interest in relationships between all humans, wherever they come from, and in continuing a dialogue (not a monologue or tirade) with anyone who loves Istria (wherever the boundaries happen to be at the time)...Thank you Martin, for keeping the dream alive. 

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Jo Travaglia <jtravagl@mail.usyd.edu.au>  
Sydney, NSW, Australia, 20:14:18 Sep/22/1998  
  

Hello to all, I just got back from a 2 1/2 month vacation to Istria....I really lived it up out there. But thank you for the site, I met alot more family due to this site then I could have otherwise. Old distant cousins that I have not seen in almost 10 years.... When we all got together ... NOW those were Istrian Nights!!!! Thank you Martin Bassini, Oh by the way if you think Istria is beautiful above the water? I have 68 hours clocked for scuba diving for the month of August alone....There is a lot more to Istria then meets the eye.. And cousin's I'll see you all in about another 7 months! 

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Dennis Perusko <dennissr@hotmail.com>  
NY, NY, USA, 11:40:53 Sep/22/1998  
  

Hello Cyberistria! I recently returned from two months (not enough) holiday in Croatia  

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Marina <ninakent@infonie.fr>  
Paris, , , 20:31:48 Sep/19/1998  
  

I would love to hear from anyone who knows one or more of the legends of the Morcici (Moretti) earrings. Two of them are described at: http://www.multilink.hr/tz-rijeka/english/morcic_ri.html but I've been told that there are other versions. My mother purchased a pair in Opatija two months ago and immediately gave them to me. They are now my cherished possession which I shall someday also pass along, albeit not to my own daughter, in the tradition of my Istrian ancestors. :-) 

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Marisa Ciceran
New York, NY, USA, 17:39:25 Sep/19/1998  
  

This is a great web site. My wife and I are from Valle d'istria. We have been in Australia since 1950. I am the president of the Famiglia Istriana Social Club in Melbourne. This club allows the Istrian community of Melbourne to participate in social and cultural events. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail. 

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Italo Cesarello <mariac@smart.net.au>  
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 23:01:44 Sep/18/1998  
  

Scusi per mio povereto italiano, ma io voglio fare amici de cualcuno que stano conectato con la cita di Ceretto(Cerovlje) dove sono nato mio papa o´ de Butonega dove sono nato mia mama ( Angela Per) Bruno Matcovich 

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Bruno Matcovich <bruma@netverk.com.ar>  
La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 18:23:22 Sep/10/1998  
  

TO MARISA AND FELLOW ISTRIANI !! ISTRIAN NIGHT'S 4TH ANNIVERSARY WILL BE HELD @ LEONARD'S AT 555 NORTHERN BLVD., GREAT NECK, NY ON SUNDAY OCT. 11 AT 4PM.  

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ROBERT BABICH <RJBABSLI@AOL.COM>  
GARDEN CITY, NY, USA, 16:38:59 Sep/10/1998  
  

Puno pozdrava svim Istrijanima i ljudima koji vole ovu stranicu. 

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Giulio Zuljani <gtphoto@aol.com>  
Fort Myers Beah, FL, USA, 21:09:31 Sep/09/1998  
  

This is really a treat for me to review a web site that has great interest to me. I was stationed in Trieste Caserma Opicina - 1st Battalion - from April 1950 thru May 1953. I married a Triestine girl in Servola in June 1953. My wife and I have traveled to many cities in Slovenia which include Pojubin, Most Na Soci, Tolmin Llubjana, Portoroz, Lipica Piran and of course the beautiful Istria. I would enjoy to correspond with any person from Istria or Trieste. Please continue this wonderful site. Arrivederci, Dowidzenia Na swidenie. Joe 

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Joseph F. Czekala <jfcbmc@yahoo.com>  
Blackwood, N.J. 08012, USA, 13:28:20 Sep/09/1998  
  

Soy hijo de padres istrianos, y me interesa sobremanera mantener las raices de mis antepasados.Por ello quisiera ponerme en contacto con personas afines a mis inquietudes. Ademas junto a otros amigos y familiares descendientes de istrianos queremos formar una sociedad istriana en nuestra ciudad.necesitamos colaboracion. gracias 

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Bruno Matcovich <bruma@netverk.com.ar>  
La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 14:54:04 Sep/06/1998  
  

dragi istrijani! zabili ste predikati po nasu potle ki ste posli u svit, pa na ovim lipim stranicama predikate po engleski tako da mi ki smo ustali doma vas ne kapimo, lipi pozdrav 

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branimir banko <branimir.banko@pu.tel.hr>  
porec, istra, hrvatska, 08:07:41 Sep/06/1998  
  

Tanti saluti a tutti i Istriani; E gia de molti mesi che visitemo questa web e la trovemo molto interessante Noi siamo di Montona e d'intorni ed eravamo a trovare i nostri parenti molte volte. Le vostre foto del ISTRIA sono bellissime . Keep up the great work! 

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Josie Bencic <bencic @idirect.com>  
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, 20:15:57 Sep/05/1998  
  

Rob Babich - thank you for the invitation, but you tease us with virtually no information. Please tell us what is -Istrian night-, who sponsors it, where is Leonard's, and how we can join you (entrance or membership fee, etc.). Otherwise, please leave us your full email address so we can contact you personally for such information. Thanks. (P.S. Are you Ettore Babich's son, a member of the Babich clan that I met in Opatija, Istria last month? I think not.) ;-) 

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Marisa Ciceran
NYC (Manhattan), NY, USA, 20:37:17 Sep/03/1998  
  

Hello Istriani !! istrian night at leonard's Oct.11 .....see you there !!!  

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rob babich <>  
garden city, ny, USA, 16:08:03 Sep/03/1998  
  

Martin - Your recent redesign of the poetry link is an excellent beginning for the expansion of ISTRIA.COM as a cultural mecca. I hope this will inspire contributors in various other fields to likewise step forward to provide additional resources for other Istrian links - new as well as current ones. Perhaps this will also elicit the financial support that is necessary to keep the site alive. Thank you. 

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Marisa Ciceran
NYC (Manhattan), NY, USA, 07:47:12 Aug/27/1998  
  

Zal mi je ca nisan vec va Zminje, ca san si pusti tamo famejo, kumpanijo i forsi i kakovo mlado. Sveh puno pozdravljan! A pogotovo mojo prejtelico Anno! ZMINJ, I MISS YOU! 

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Daniel Pucic <Pardano@Hotmail.com>  
Amsterdam, , Holland, 11:12:19 Aug/24/1998  
  

Un cordiale saluto a tutti gli istriani  

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Alessandro Bucich <bucich.frame@interbusiness.it>  
Genova, , Italy, 10:22:52 Aug/24/1998  
  

Sono capitato nel sito per caso ma mi ha fatto molto piacere che anche su InterNet c'è chi si occupa di diffondere la Cultura Istriana nel mondo. Complimenti a tutti... 

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Andrea Coslovich <acoslo@tin.it>  
Trieste, TS, Italy, 07:10:42 Aug/23/1998  
  

Hi! I just wanted to say that I absolutely love your website. I especially liked the photo album pictures of Rabac, they brought back a lot of memories from my last trip to Istria. I can't wait to go back.  

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Lorraine Grzic <KeikiG@aol.com>  
Long Island, , NY, USA, 19:52:47 Aug/22/1998  
  

PUNO POZDRAVA SALJEM SVIMA ISTRIJANIMA A NAJVISE LABINJANIMA,PO CIJELOM SVETU, VAS CIPRIANO KNAPIC 

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CIPRIANO KNAPIC <cip@alphalink.com.au>  
melbourne, vic.australia, USA, 10:35:43 Aug/21/1998  
  

My wife, Spomenka, and I just returned from 6 weeks in Pazin, Istria, with an additional week in Mali Losinj. The heat was brutal this year until bura came. When you visit, be sure to go to Kotli to eat a dinner. It's about 3km down the white road that is off the road going to Hum. Hum is great for the view (and be sure to say hello to Marija, the only current resident who was born there), but the food is excellent in Kotli. Tell Djani (the owner) that you heard about his place from us. He just opened this Spring. Umbolo and Fuzi is superb. 

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Robert Newman <rnewman@mindspring.com>  
Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA, 09:09:50 Aug/18/1998  
  

I am just about to make my first trip with my family to Istria and will be staying in the Materada Hotel in Porec. I hope to meet many of the local people and sample your food, wine and culture. I found your web site very interesting 

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Nick Lawson <JanDekNWL@aol.com>  
Petersfield, , UK, 03:55:36 Aug/18/1998  
  

Great site! I'm glad that I found it. I'm from UDINE but my mother is from UMAGO and her maiden name is TRENTO. We live in Australia but it's good to keep in touch with one's origin. I'm after some posters of UMAGO, so that I can get these framed and present them to her for Christmas. Can anyone help me? Best wishes to all the ISTRIANI! 

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Giorgio Prencipe <prencipe@Bigpond.com>  
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 10:51:42 Aug/17/1998  
  

I've just returned from a 24-day trip to Istria and a 3-day detour in Italy which can only be described as -heaven and hell- all in one: -heaven- for the wonderful sights, sounds, smells, taste, and the people I met along the way; -hell- because of the scorching heat and humidity and one or two minor-league devils I bumped into. All kidding aside, I met some wonderful Istrians of all ages, both local and from around the globe - including several ISTRIA.COM members, known and newly-found relatives and family friends. I would especially like to get in touch with a New Jersey Istrian-American that I met at the lavish July 27 Susnjevica Church Rededication and Picnic attended by at least 2,000 people and where the joyious dancing and festivities continued into the wee hours of the morning! She and I exchanged e-mail addresses, but I regret to say I lost hers.  

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Marisa Ciceran
New York, NY, USA, 14:57:27 Aug/13/1998  
  

I was in Pula about 10 years ago with my Croatian friends from Samobor (near Zagreb). Istria is lovely place and I remembered my holliday forever 

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Artur Kedzior <arktur@friko3.onet.pl>  
Krakow, , Poland, 07:59:22 Aug/13/1998  
  

POZDRAV SVIMA KOJE VEZE ISTRA I CISTI DUH U NJOJ. POSEBAN POZDRAV MARINU I PULJANIMA. NADAM SE DA NAM JE ISTRA PREDIVNA KAO STO JE BILA. ADIOS AMIGOS 

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SASHA MILOSEVIC <SASHA.MILOSEVIC@GTE.NET>  
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, USA, 03:34:48 Aug/13/1998  
  

Greetings to all my friends in Pula and Istra. Marinko Modric, Jasena Knez. And Ivica Ciceran in California, Edward Boncina in Sweden, Paul and Terri in New Zeland.  

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Sergio Serge Grubisa <grubisa@worldchat.com>  
Burlington, Ontario, Canada, 21:48:14 Aug/12/1998  
  

Just to say hi to you all. Special greetings to Klara Makovac. Klara, se leggi questo, mi manderesti un e-mail? Ciao a tutti ad Umago.  

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Sonja <sonjaterreur@yahoo.com>  
Bazel, , Belgium, 08:01:01 Aug/10/1998  
  

Ja san jedan bot vec bija tote i jako mi se pjeza ki je toliko ljudi zainteresano za nasu prelipu Istru. Pozdrav od Mrava svin Istrijanima u cilen svitu, a i sire ! BOG DAJ ZDRAVLJE !! 

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Mrav <mravcrv@yahoo.com>  
Porec, ISTRA, HR, 11:58:25 Aug/09/1998  
  

I'm happy and surprised to visit this page. I think that maybe it could be useful to learn something more about Istria: for ten years I' ve been spending my holidays in Istria and I'd like to know something more about the culture and also the language. 

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Elisa <asilekr@hotmail.com>  
Verona, , Italy, 06:11:47 Aug/07/1998  
  

Ciao a tutti i miei parenti IGNAZ e BERGNAZ. Spero di rivedere Pola ancora un altra volta. It was a wonderful place and it will always have a special place in my heart. 

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Jackie Ignaz <Jackie_flosi@SPLWG.com>  
Chicago, , USA, 17:15:32 Aug/06/1998  
  

Ne zaboravite Istra nije samo do Ucke nego do PRELUKA! Abbazia-Opatija,Lovran,Matulji,Moscenicka Draga... su ISTRIANSKI GRADOVI!!!! W LIBERA ISTRIA !!!!!!!! W FREE ISTRIA !!!!!!! 

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Carlo <>  
Abbazia-Opatija, , USA, 11:18:03 Aug/06/1998  
  

There is a caving club (Speleoklub Had) in Porec for those interested in seeing Istria's caves. They are a nice bunch of people and it is not a business. They took me to one cave in the Cicarija highlands and it was fantastic. Email Marlon at mdzivkov@alf.tel.hr. The guano is free!  

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Paul Kenul <RMDR@3COSCOM.WIESBADEN.ARMY.MIL>  
, , USA, 11:15:53 Aug/05/1998  
  

Hallo every Istrian's in the hole world! Isn't Istria the nicest part in the hole world? I think so! I'm visiting Istria almost every year with my family and it's beautifull. Buy everybody!!  

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Vilim Milotic <vilim.milotic@era.ericsson.se>  
Norrköping, , Sweden, 08:55:26 Aug/05/1998  
  

Does anyone have the email address to Jennie and Rob Babich of Garden City, NY? Are there any Cepic fans out there? Also, does anyone out in Istra.com-land have experience in rebuilding old homes in Istria, e.g. structures currently in ruins and built before 1900s, stone--no foundation?  

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Paul <RMDR@3COSCOM.WIESBADEN.ARMY.MIL>  
, , USA, 11:42:30 Jul/31/1998  
  

Su ovdje sami englezi ili ima i sta nasih? 

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052 <052@052.com>  
Pula, Istria, Croatia, 10:43:45 Jul/28/1998  
  

I am glad to see that the format for this page has changed. I plan to visit Labin and Rabac soon this summer and I can not wait to pick up the white pebbles from the beaches of Rabac and when the wind blows smell the pine trees. I want to say hello to my friends and family in Istria and to all my friends all around the world. 

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Paul <Vince62@AOL.COM>  
Santa Barbara, CA, USA, 02:08:33 Jul/26/1998  
  

FINALMENTE SONO IN COMUNICAZIONE CON PERSONE DELLA MIA TERRA.SONO TROPPO GIOVANE PER ESSERE NATO LA PURTROPPO LA MIA FAMIGLIA DOVETTE SCAPPARE DA QUELLA TERRA ITALIANISSIMA DI FIUME,MA MI SONO SEMPRE SENTITO FIUMANO.LA SORTE NON MI HA FATTO NASCERE LA MA IL MIO CUORE E'SEMPRE CON LA MIA TERRA.STO CERCANDO DI RINTRACCIARE LE MIE ORIGINI MA SENZA SUCCESSO POTREBBE QUALCUNO DARMI UNA TRACCIA A COME POTERE TROVARE CERTIFICATI IN QUELLA TERRA DESOLATA .GRAZIE RINGRAZIO IL CURATORE DI QUESTO SITO PER DARMI QUESTA POSSIBILITA.  

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FERRUCCIO ROMANO ZDRAHAL <Ferruccio_Z@yahoo.com>  
BEAVER FALLS, PA, USA, 19:41:23 Jul/23/1998  
  

Dear Everyone! I always go to Istria on holiday and since I am a keen mountain walker I thought of doing some walking in Istria this summer. Does anyone know any good areas for walking in Istria or have some information about walking in Risnjak National Park?! I would be most grateful for any information on this topic!!! Thanks!Ika 

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Ika Radolovic <Ikaa@mailcity.com>  
Birmingham, , UK, 09:07:55 Jul/21/1998  
  

In risposta al quel signore che trova molto migliore il Feedback senza politica, di certo deve trattarsi di qualcuno che ha messo la coda tra le gambe e che è fuggito dall`istrai lasciando la difesa dell`italianità a quei poveri disgraziati che sono rimasti! Si ricordi che le opinioni, sia politiche che non vanno ad arrichire la discussione!  

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Alessio Renato <realessio@swissonline.ch>  
Massagno, , SVizzera, 14:07:10 Jul/20/1998  
  

We stay all years for two weeks in Rovinj! We love this place.  

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Mittermayr Roman <miro@work.at>  
Wels, , Austria, 15:19:11 Jul/16/1998  
  

I AM GLAD THAT FINALY YOU HAVE FOUND A WAY TO FILTER THE GARBAGE EMINATING FROM PEOPLE REMOVED BY FARR FROM ISTRIA OR ISTRIAN WAY OF THINKING KEEP UP WITH GOOD WORK WWW ISTRIA LIBERA PARENZAN 

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parenzan <>  
gold coast, QLD, AUSTRALIA, 05:25:40 Jul/16/1998  
  

Martin,I like this new layout!  
A special hi to all good Istrians around the world. Eh, could someone send me a Favorit beer, or even better a bottle of Teran?  
Trdo sprida i kuraja! 

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Marino Pahovic <istrijan@crazysexycool.com>  
Malmo, Skane, Sweden, 03:25:44 Jul/16/1998  
  

My boyfriend is Croatian and is there right now. I live in the states and found this site very helpful. I learned a lot about where he is and his culture. I really enjoyed this and will be sure to come back again! Thanks! Maria 

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Maria Scuzzo <werper1@aol.com>  
St. Louis, Mo, USA, 00:11:04 Jul/16/1998  
  

Can you giv my informatien about Porec. And Scuba Diving in Porec. Thank you 

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Ben v.d.Mosselaer <ben.mosselaer@tip.nl>  
Schijndel, N.Br., Holland, 16:14:33 Jul/13/1998  
  

Great to find an Istrian visitor page. I would like to have mailfriends, either they live there or living some other where. If they write in croatian is ok but not necessary Ciao pula my heart is beating! david 

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david <kliba@hotmail.com>  
, , sweden, 15:02:27 Jul/13/1998  
  

Your site it's great, it help me to find some information about my surname origen. Keep doing that excellent job 

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Marcelo Bruzonic Royuela <mbruzonic@lapaz.soboce.com>  
La Paz, , Bolivia, 10:47:07 Jul/13/1998  
  

Martin your decision to filter out all the trouble makers is appreciated by all true Istrians, now we can communicate without fear and with an open mind about our Istrian past and future aspirations in a truly democratic manner. Well done Martin.  

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Robert Umberto Codnich <codnich@cyberone.com.au>  
Canberra, ACT, Australia, 01:35:06 Jul/11/1998  
  

Molto meglio adesso che non ci sono più quelli che facevano politica! Non leggevo più perchè le chiacchiere senza senso mi annoiano molto. ciao da vittorio 

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vittorio rosso <vrosso@interactiva.it>  
trieste, ts, italy, 06:17:53 Jul/10/1998  
  

Roberta - both sides of my family knew various members of yours, and some better than others. My mother's maiden name, Iurman (alternately spelled as Jurman/Yurman and Giormani in Italian) is well known in Nova Vas (Villanova) in the Susnjevica (Valdarsa) region where she and my father were born. I can remember meeting folks named Belulovich/Bellulovich (with or with the letter H at the end and a.k.a. Belli), and certainly Pezzulich/Pezulich/Pezzuli/Pezzoli (some of them relatives on my father's side) as I was growing up in Park Slope, Brooklyn. A lot of people from the Valdarsa region settled in that bucolic area adjacent to Prospect Park West which in the 50s consisted of multinational Europeans and now is in the hearth of a mostly gentrified district and only a few die-hard Istrians. My mother only moved out of that area three years ago to come live with me in Manhattan. Perhaps we are distant relatives? ;-) 

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Marisa Ciceran
New York, NY, USA, 23:50:54 Jul/09/1998  
  

I am interested in contacting anyone from Istria who is in any way related to the Belulovich (also spelled Belulovic or Bellulovich)and Pezzulich (also known as Pezzoli) families from Pola, Lovran, Susnevica, Brdo, etc., or anyone who has any information whatsoever on those families, as I am working on a family tree. I am Istrian on both sides, though I was born in the United States, and am happy to see that there is so much interest in the place that my family calls home. Hopefully, we can keep the vitriol to a minimum and learn to live together like humans whether we be Slav, Italian, or anything else. Posso communicare anche in italiano. 

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Roberta Belulovich <Roberta_Belulovich@ccmail.prusec.com>  
New York, NY, USA, 19:00:33 Jul/08/1998  
  

sono contento di vedere che avete deciso di filtrare i mesaggi, perche in questi ultimi mesi leggendo i mesaggi non potevo credere ai miei occhi cosa che certe persone potevano scrivere ,avete fatto una bella cosa. Marino 

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marino mondo <mmondo@microtec.net>  
rock forest, quebec, canada, 19:36:01 Jul/07/1998  
  

Kazu da je izumom kotaèa oznaèen prelaz iz barbarstva u kršæanstvo, a toliko stoljeæa poslije kod nekih još uvijek vrijedi ona barbarska uzreèica: OKO ZA OKO ZUB ZA ZUB! Zar je tako teško biti covjek? Martin all good. 

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smilovic nevio <sparoga@yahoo.com>  
labin, istra, cro, 12:00:55 Jul/07/1998  
  

I am glad to see that some of the latest responses are more moderate. I was stationed in Trieste in 1952-54 as part of the peacekeeping troops. It distresses me to see that the hatemongering that the population had to cope with back then is still rampant today. I agree with the Swedish lady--make love, not war. 

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chuck nobles <nobles@dave-world.net>  
bloomington , il, USA, 10:57:26 Jul/06/1998  
  

Su questo soggetto vorrei citare Ligio Zanini in dialetto antico istriano: 
Pubratéine mieo, 
lassemo che li sigale canto 
cume préima de la tanpastada, 
la nostra tiera viecia-stara 
spieta da nui par iessi guvarnada; 
fassile i faremo giudando i nostri fioi, 
ca da su nuóno i uò inparà 
a purtà cun amur i gaiardi bianchi, 
ca da su pare i uò véisto salvà 
li véide de la filuóssara.  

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Michael Plass <mplass@bbdsh.de>  
Berlin, , , 09:14:01 Jul/06/1998  
  

Martin Grazie per questo novo Feedback che noi che l'Istria la gavemo in tel cuor come entita` geografica e cultural ierimo stufi de veder inquinado de politiche de do soldi e nazionalixmi che in Istria no i xe sentidi de nisuna entita` etnica. Spero che qua se fara` vivi solo quei che che ghe vol ben all'Istria per quel che la xe. Sandro 

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Sandro Sambi <plovba@s-plovba.si>  
Piran, , Slovenia, 06:33:38 Jul/06/1998  
  

We all live on the same earth! We´re all of the same kind so why can´t we get along? Make love not war! ;-) 

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Jessica Faraguna <jessan@writeme.com>  
Anderstorp, , Sweden, 14:32:47 Jul/05/1998  
  

-Martin, when someone knocks on the door of your home (read Istria.com feedback) you have the right to refuse access to anyone who either misbehaves or does not have the proper credentials: too many people misinterpret the saying My home is your home 

Site Rating: Good 
Franco Aitala <faitala@hotmail.com>  
Springfield, PA, USA, 14:26:15 Jul/05/1998  
  

Martin, Thank you for responding to our requests to find a rational way to extricate ourselves from the hate-mongers who keep trying to undermine the positive aspects of the multi-ethnicity of our Istrian people. Your message and your timing on July 4th, Independence Day in the USA, could not have been better stated or better timed.  

Site Rating: Excellent 
Marisa Ciceran 
New York, NY, USA, 12:10:56 Jul/05/1998  
  

It is often said the freedom of expression is one of the most important human rights. What is often not said is that every freedom comes with a corresponding responsibility. We have seen enough of the irresponsible behavior. No more of this nonsense! No more of this hatred peddling by such fertile infantile minds. ;-)  

Site Rating: Excellent 
Martin Bassani 
State College, PA, USA, 10:36:09 Jul/04/1998  


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