Europe, 1963

… Yugoslavia. It was one of only two countries where I couldn’t buy a patch, so this picture of the Yugoslavian post-World War II coat of arms on one of its coins will have to suffice instead. Yugoslavia was created after World War I and broke up in the early 1990s. In 1963 our route took us through Ljubljana, Zagreb, Belgrade, and Skopje – that is, through what are now the capital cities of Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, and Macedonia.