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Old October 27th, 2016, 03:16 PM   #34841
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Yugoslavs used to flock to Trieste to purchase things that were impossible to find in their country, especially after 1966, when a treaty between Italy and Yugoslavia allowed visa-free travels between the two countries.
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Old October 27th, 2016, 03:27 PM   #34842
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It cures food poisoning pretty well
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Old October 27th, 2016, 04:10 PM   #34843
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The worst drink ever.
Indeed, but it can cure headache (or migraine) Works for me at least. And you can fix some rusty things if you plunge it into Coca-cola.
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Old October 27th, 2016, 04:24 PM   #34844
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I prefer Cockta
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Old October 27th, 2016, 04:52 PM   #34845
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Could Yugoslavians travel to Greece, Romania and Albania?
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Old October 27th, 2016, 05:13 PM   #34846
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Could Yugoslavians travel to Greece, Romania and Albania?
Travelling to Albania was very difficult for everyone.
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Old October 27th, 2016, 05:16 PM   #34847
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Travelling to Albania was very difficult for everyone.
I think the same went for the other direction
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Old October 27th, 2016, 07:29 PM   #34848
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Could Yugoslavians travel to Greece, Romania and Albania?
Yes, and we needed visa for Greece, one of few countries in Europe (USSR, East Germany). With this passport you could travel most of Europe, east and west, without visas:

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Old October 27th, 2016, 07:34 PM   #34849
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Could Yugoslavians travel to Greece, Romania and Albania?
AFAIK, we needed visa for Greece, but probably not for Romania. Albania was a different story, but it's possible that people just didn't wanna travel there. Once I read in a book that if you reached Albania by car, you had to call taxi to the border to take you to Tirana or wherever you were going. But roads were terrible, average speed on main roads was like 20 km/h.
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Old October 27th, 2016, 09:08 PM   #34850
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AFAIK, we needed visa for Greece, but probably not for Romania. Albania was a different story, but it's possible that people just didn't wanna travel there. Once I read in a book that if you reached Albania by car, you had to call taxi to the border to take you to Tirana or wherever you were going. But roads were terrible, average speed on main roads was like 20 km/h.
I have a set of books called "Socialist encyclopaedia" issued in 1980 and under the keyword "Albania" there is a mention that no passenger cars existed in Albania that time. I dunno, perhaps it was kind of mocking due to change of ideology cruise in 1968. Or truth?
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Old October 27th, 2016, 09:13 PM   #34851
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Wikipedia states:

Up until 1991, the total number of cars in Albania was between 5000 and 7000. In 1991, the Albanian government lifted the decades-old ban on private-vehicle ownership.
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Old October 27th, 2016, 11:12 PM   #34852
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Yes, and we needed visa for Greece, one of few countries in Europe (USSR, East Germany). With this passport you could travel most of Europe, east and west, without visas:

If you went with your own car it wasn't simple - border crossings were all in style of EU/Belarus borders. You needed to temporary import your car into almost every country on East. It was easier to travel over west Europe than over east.
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Old October 27th, 2016, 11:54 PM   #34853
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there was also Pepsi. i remember that it was in glass 1 litre returnable bottles (but there was no Fanta, Sprite, 7Up, Mirinda etc.).
there was some Kinder stuff. actually, only one thing, but better than all other Kinder things today - KinderLada (it was to large competence to Nutella inside of Ferrero groupation wherever it appeared, so Ferrero didn't want to damage their strong Nutella brand)
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Old October 28th, 2016, 01:35 AM   #34854
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It really sucks ever since they took the cocaine out
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Old October 28th, 2016, 06:26 PM   #34855
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Greetings from Catania, Sicily
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Old October 28th, 2016, 06:34 PM   #34856
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Greetings from Catania, Sicily
Those German workers... always vacationing...
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Old October 28th, 2016, 06:41 PM   #34857
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He'll soon run out of new vacation destinations
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Old October 28th, 2016, 07:00 PM   #34858
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Catania is an interesting place with an amazing natural attraction background (sea + volcano), urban traffic is challenging though I read it improved since I last visited
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Old October 28th, 2016, 08:54 PM   #34859
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Driving here is so much fun
I get bored while driving in Germany. Or angry that only 10% are doing crazy shit.
Here it's freestyle everywhere and traffic flows

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Old October 28th, 2016, 09:34 PM   #34860
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You should also go to Taormina, Siracusa, Noto and Etna volcano.
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