Few people had been behind the Iron Curtain then. Full of apprehension not knowing what to expect, a shabby Danish VW Camper pulled up. Jugoslavia next stop.
Josip Broz Tito, president of what was in effect a communist police state was a hero to many in the West. Famously he’d kicked out the Germans and cocked a snook at Stalin by dint of his independent style of nationalistic socialism and resolutely refusing to be swallowed by the Soviet block.
He’d lately opened the borders to Westerners, thus, crammed in with a bunch of hippies, we nervously approached the Jugoslavian frontier.