Sunday, December 27, 2009

Postcrossing 7!

This postcard has a personal connection to me.  It is from Slovenia the country my Grandfather, Frank, was born.  When he was born his birth city was in Poland but the borders changed after WWII.  My grandpa has always said he was Slovenian.  After some research I found out my grandfather was born in Novo Mesto.

The person that sent this postcard didn't write much on the back.  What was there was in another language and it is messy so I wasn't able to use an online translator.  I did some research on Koceje instead.  From the middle of the 13th to the middle of the 20th century Kocevje was a German linguistic enclave.  The language was a Bavarian dialect called Gottscheerish or Granish   The language is now considered endangered with very few native speakers left.  It is also the place where thousand of Nazi collaborators were executed by Tito and Partisans.  They were thrown into pits and caves that were then sealed with explosives.  

From:  Darja
Kocevje, Slovenia
Distance:  5,610 mi
(9,029 km)
Received:  November 27, 2009
Travel Time: 9 days


  1. Kocevje looks like a beautiful place, and how amazing that you randomly recieved a postcard with a wonderful personal connection!

    How is your geocaching streak going?


  2. Today was 156 days! I am almost to 200! It is getting very hard though.