I was born 70 years ago in Croatia and had a very interesting life. My father fled the Communist regime in 1956 to Germany and I, my mother and sisters were permitted to join him in 1958, I lived and went to school in Germany for 6 years and later worked another 5 years there, I finished my high school and university in Croatia and worked for 4 years in a travel agency. Then I had the opportunity to go to Nautical college in Bakar/Croatia and acquired the license of a Captain in the Mediterranean and Fist Mate worldwide. I sailed worldwide for 11 years on Croatian and Swiss vessels and worked in Libya and Algeria as a port Captain for my shipowners for 4 years. In the meantime I had married and have 2 children, a son and a daughter. By the late 1980 politics in former Yugoslavia became too violent and I applied and emigrated to Canada. It was a difficult start as for most immigrants initially, but I got a job with the Federal Government as Toronto Airport and have done very well here in Canada and enjoy my life very much, including to continue working as a tour guide.