Eduard Tiozzo, or just Eddie, as his friends call him, is a life-long athlete and an expert in physiology and sports science.
He earned his undergraduate and masters degrees in Sports Science in Zagreb, Croatia before moving to Miami, USA to obtain his doctorate.
We spoke with Eddie about his formative years in Dubrovnik, how he got into sports in the first place, about his extensive schooling, his views on the culture he was immersed in in the Old World vs. that which he experiences now living in Miami, as well as about various aspects of, if I might add, quite interesting work that he dedicates his time to these days. . .
Note: To you fans of computer science and UFOs, the acronym CP does not stand for Component Pascal and this ET is very much a terrestrial.
Steve and Alisa have been world travelers for many years. Their insights from personal experiences are well presented (on their rich website) and indispensable to many travels.
Dino Imeri is a well recognized concert pianist.
Music was always a part of me...
Prof. Ivana Marija Vidović is a well recognized concert pianist and the founder of the Epidaurus Festival.
The interview was done in Croatian. English translation follows. Thank you for your patience.
We encountered the NFL linebacker and an athlete in the truest sense, star of the Travel Channel's show and citizen of the world Dhani Jones strolling the streets of Dubrovnik. Approachable and personable, he immediately agreed to an interview.
We met John Vargas, the coach of Stanford University's waterpolo team, in the township of Mlini, Croatia. He kindly agreed to an interview just minutes before his team was to face "Gusar", one of the local II Division teams.
We met Tony Azevedo, an American waterpolo ace and easily one of the top world players, at the pool of "Jug CO" in Dubrovnik. Approachable and down to earth fellow, as most greats are, he immediately agreed to share a few words about his background, the sport, cultural adjustment to living in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Marija Župić is a clarinetist and recipient of many notable awards. She is associated with several Croatian orchestras, and a permanent member of two chamber ensembles. She held concerts in almost all European countries. In addition, she dedicates a part of her time to pedagogical work.
*This interview was done in Croatian. English translation is to follow. Thank you for your patience.
Carol and Peter are from Llangollen, North Wales and have visited Cavtat several times. They have kindly offered us their thoughts on Cavtat, Llangollen, family, urbanization.
American of Irish-Italian descent
CP: How about giving us a look behind the scenes even further? How about a few words about yourself?
S: Sure. I am an American of Irish-Italian descent. Every so often my father jokingly tells me he couldn’t find an Italian woman that special night some 23 years ago. I was born in Staten Island, NY, in the most heavily Italian section of Staten Island, the South Shore.
CP: Irish-Italian ancestry, interesting…
S: My maternal grandfather, John Donoghue, served as a general under Michael Collins of the Irish Republican Army, while my paternal grandfather, Alfred Galligano, chose a career of a postal worker. His story is very tragic, but also very motivating to me. Alfred was a very smart man who dreamed of becoming a pharmacist. Once he received a full scholarship to go to New York University achieving his dream seemed more possible than ever. But then, it was suddenly shattered when his father, my great grandfather, committed suicide. Alfred was forced to support his siblings and mother so he dropped out of college and become a postal worker.