I have just returned from my first sojourn in Slovakia--my ancestral homeland. It was all I imagined and much more. While there I was able to visit three out of four of my ancestral villages: Kucin, Possa, and Milpos. I missed out on seeing Osturna (my maternal grandfather's hometown) so I will have to save that one for next time (yes, I am already planning in my mind when I could go back and a list of places I want to see).
View from the home where we stayed in Uzovske Peklany
During the trip, I recorded my thoughts and experiences in a journal, and plan to share some of them on this Blog in a series of posts along with photographs.