Sice (read Shice) is one of...

Sice (read Shice) is one of 3 people that still live in Zagon hamlet (Zagon photo). When approaching Stap from Ljubotic village, which is normal access, you'll pass through Zagon. They are some of the very few people that still live in wilderness (away from the roads) on whole Velebit massif. Sice is strange looking and funny guy, a legendary figure for frequent visiting hikers. He always asks for cigarettes so if you are going to Stap take a pack for him. He also sells domestic brandy made of aromatic plants that grow on seaboard side of Velebit. Coming here is like going to the past but you realize that isn't the case when you see that Sice has a mobile phone and solar phone charger (there is no electricity there of course)!

Photo: Aleksandar Gospic

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CharlesD

CharlesD - Nov 11, 2004 10:27 am - Voted 10/10

Local color

Fascinating! It's stuff like this that adds an extra dimension to the mountains on SP. And yeah, he is pretty strange looking...

Velebit

Velebit - Nov 11, 2004 6:15 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Local color

Thanks Charles for the comment! You said it all and I agree with you!

Bryan W

Bryan W - Nov 11, 2004 10:59 am - Voted 2/10

Eeeeeeeks

Now that is scarey stuff!

Velebit

Velebit - Nov 11, 2004 5:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Eeeeeeeks

You should see his uncle, but I was too afraid to photograph ;-)

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Nov 11, 2004 2:04 pm - Voted 10/10

Cheers Sice!

Fine to see this guy!

Velebit

Velebit - Nov 11, 2004 5:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Cheers Sice!

:-) Well, you know that I hesitated, since Stap page exists on SP, to put him online but finally couldn't resist. He is trademark of the area, people should be warned :-) It's amazing world we live in today, man lives hidden in the wilderness of Velebit and yet people around the world know about him now. I hope I didn't ruin his life, maybe he'll become a celebrity ;-)

Rick B

Rick B - Nov 11, 2004 2:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Hehe

Funny to see that you didn't put your 'A. Gospic' name tag on this one :-P



I think he'll appreciate your call for cigarettes ..

Velebit

Velebit - Nov 11, 2004 5:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Hehe

hehe, I forgot :-) I don't do it to prevent people from coping photos and that is not what I want. Pictures from SP end up all over the place so at least that way their origin is known.



He would certainly appreciate it but I seriously doubt many people who read SP go through Zagon :-) But, you never know, it's a small world.

Diflora - Mar 20, 2006 8:56 am - Hasn't voted

About "Sice"

To Al.Gospic,
At the beginning of march 2006, I wnet to Ljubotic, who Ireach fantastic ladies... but they tell me that "Sice" (55 years old) is just dead a few days ago...
Best regards,
Diflora

Velebit

Velebit - Mar 20, 2006 1:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: About

Thanks for the unfortunate info Diflora! :-(

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