In 1936, I spent two weeks summer vacation on the Italian Lido, in Abbazia. In the picture, I'm water-skiing. As I mentioned, I really liked sports, so I wanted to try water skiing also. I paid about one lira and everybody did what they felt like. I went water-skiing.
I went on the trip by getting on a train in Bratislava, and in Venice I got off on the Lido. The train departed from Ligetfalu [today Petrzalka, one of Bratislava's biggest areas on the Danube], it went across Hungary and all the way to Venice. I stayed in a hotel which a travel agency here in Bratislava arranged for me. In those days, I wasn't making a lot of money, so I had to be careful. The prices were still reasonable for a little office worker like me. I traveled a lot to Italy, because we could afford it.