At long last, I am sending just a few of the many photographs we took during our fabulous trip to Montenegro and Croatia. As I have told you previously, our trip was splendidly organized by you and your team in every respect. The drivers and guides were informative, courteous and punctual, and the hotels were excellent without exception. Your concierge’s restaurant suggestions also were terrific. My family was impressed with the way in which every detail was arranged, and send their thanks once again.
I wanted to make special mention of the services that your concierge provided in locating our family members in Montenegro. My family in California had lost touch with our Montenegrin relatives over the past couple of decades, and we were not able to give you many details with which to work as you began the search. Nonetheless, after piecing together the information we were able to provide, your concierge located them and put us in touch. We were able to arrange a truly remarkable meeting with a multi-generational group that had gathered to meet us in Gornji Brceli, the birthplace of my grandfather. The photo of the large group below is from that amazing afternoon. (I am in the lower right, my brother is in the lower left, and my mother is, appropriately, seated in the middle of the photo.)
Our interpreter, Mina, was tremendous…she worked quite hard as the language barrier was substantial. She did a wonderful job, and was (very endearingly) swept up with the rest of us in the emotions of the day. Although all 12 days of our trip were fantastic, that day stands out as a monumental event for our family, and particularly for my mother who had never seen her father’s homeland. You and your colleagues, and your concierge in particular, have our gratitude for making that experience possible.
Mark Gustafson – Durham, NC