Mustapicked A Good Vacation!

The adventures of Amey and Musty's trip to the Balkans and Italy in September '06...

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Here are a few photos to go with our last two posts that we made earlier tonight! Hoorah! We are so glad to be able to share photos with you all.

These are some pictures of Matt with many other people, ALL with the surname Mustapić!!....

These are the Mustapić people from the village near Lovreč. They were all looking at Matt's family tree and trying to figure out if there were any relations. Unfortunately, we really don't have enough information. They invited us for a great lunch - including some delicious potatoes with olive oil & red onion, some tomato and bell pepper salad, and some fantastic local greens (like a combo of collards and spinach... so tasty!), homemade wine, homegrown grapes and figs... oh yeah!)

This is Matt Mustapick and Mate Mustapić... fun!


At 8:50 PM, Blogger Megan said...

I'm really enjoying your blog - sounds like a beautiful place to visit, and how cool to see your name all over the place, Musty. When my sister went to Portugal she made reservations under our last name and people always spoke to her in Portuguese thinking she was one of their own! I laughed at your story of the meat extravaganza. Amey, sounds like you should bring some copies of your latest Yum Yum cookbook as gifts on your next trip! take care, Megan

At 1:12 AM, Blogger Matt Mustapick said...

Hi Megan, thanks for keeping track of us. Lots of fun here.

At 10:44 AM, Anonymous mate mustapic said...

hi matt,i like your blog very much,but you didn't write about your visit to the lovrec church???
are ve related?did you saw the books??? i'm as courious as you,believe me!!! enjoy the rest of your trip.I had to leave split unfortunately,i'm in zagreb now,but i'll be back in split on friday.bye

At 12:27 PM, Blogger Matt Mustapick said...

Hi Mate,

We ended up in the Mustapic settlement in Lokvicici and we all talked for a very long time. They called their relative in Windsor, Canada to translate. We didn't get back to Lovrec until about 14:30 and nobody was there, so we just left a note for everyone to say thank you and bye.

When we were in Lokvicici we started to realize that since Mustapic is such a common name we probably didn't have enough information to figure out exactly who my great grandfather was in Croatia. Maybe I can learn some more information about him from my Uncle Gerry in Florida USA.

We had a very interesting day here walking all over Mostar. It's such an amazing place in so many great and sad ways.

We will call you when we are back in sunny Dalmatia. Cheers, Matt & Amey.

At 12:36 PM, Blogger springsandwells said...

Hi Mate!
Nice to hear from you! We didn't end up going to the church... we didn't find Maria, and it didn't seem like we would be able to communicate, especially since we don't have very good information. I think we will try to get some more details at home in the US. Hope to see you again once we're back in Split!!
:) Amey

At 12:20 PM, Anonymous Mato Mustapić said...

Hello! My name is MATO MUSTAPIĆ and I live in Metković, Croatia. I came to your blog accidentally and I am glad I did! I know that the most number of Mustapićs are there in Imotski (Krajina). My daughter Judita is very interested in getting in touch with as many as possible Mustapić people. Earlier, there was a toponym of village Mustapići in Google Earth, but there is no more. If you want to get in touch with us, this is my mail


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