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A bus from Vela Luka to Korcula

A bus from Vela Luka to Korcula

Sep 9, 2018

As we start to understand a little more about island life in Croatia, there is one rule that we think we know. If there is a ferry, there is a bus. The reverse rule seems to work as well. If there is no ferry, don’t bother looking for a bus. So, as we disembarked at

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Vela Luka – a slower pace of life

Vela Luka – a slower pace of life

Sep 6, 2018

It is somewhere around mid afternoon. The time does not really matter. The yachts are starting to reappear from their adventures on the high seas. It is not so much that they sail in, as each time you look up, another one seems to have arrived. The little foot ferry potters back and forth, back

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Eight Hours in Hvar

Eight Hours in Hvar

Sep 5, 2018

There were nine men in the crew and they were trying to moor their yacht stern to the quay. As far as we could make out there were nine excellent plans to achieve this. Unfortunately, the plans had very little in common. There were men in the water, men in rubber dinghies, men on the

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The secret stories of the Vis Tunnels

The secret stories of the Vis Tunnels

Sep 3, 2018

It would seem that Vis is a bit like a Swiss cheese. For hundreds of years, whoever has ruled the island has hidden things away here. They have dug so many tunnels that no one is quite sure where they all are. The islands geographical location away from the coast has made it irresistible to

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From Plitvice to Komiza

From Plitvice to Komiza

Sep 2, 2018

Our journeys between destinations do seem to be turning into epic adventures in their own right.  Our trip from Plitvice to Komiza was no exception. Starting at just after 7am, we expected the only problem to be filling in time but it did not quite work out that way. The weather that began as a

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Rastoke will delight you.

Rastoke will delight you.

Aug 31, 2018

After walking for hours around the Plitvice Lakes yesterday, our weary little legs were begging us to find something a bit gentler for today. The town of Rastoke was just what we needed. It is a delight of streams, waterfalls, rivers and watermills and only half an hour’s drive away. It is a real antidote

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A successful fill-in day on the way to Plitvice Lakes

A successful fill-in day on the way to Plitvice Lakes

Aug 30, 2018

It was a “fill-in day”. One of those days when you have to get out of your accommodation but you have to fill-in time before moving on. We could not pick up our hire car until 1pm but they said that they would look after our suitcases for us. A fellow visitor from Oz! We

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Loosing ourselves in Zagreb

Loosing ourselves in Zagreb

Aug 29, 2018

Today’s project was loosing ourselves in Zagreb. In fact we had lots of brochures and maps that our Airbnb hostess had left us but try as we may, all the Croatian street names would not stick in our little Aussie brains. Words like Tkalciceva, Miklousiceva and Trg Bana Josipa Jelacica were not really helping. We

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Our Journey from Ljubljana to Zagreb

Our Journey from Ljubljana to Zagreb

Aug 28, 2018

Everyone loves disaster stories. So here is the story about how it very nearly all went wrong today on our journey from Ljubljana to Zagreb. As with all these stories, it all started off rather well. The rain of yesterday had cleared and we woke up to a beautiful sunny morning. A wander around the

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Train to Ljubljana with guns and sex shops

Train to Ljubljana with guns and sex shops

Aug 26, 2018

Today it was time to move on to a new town and a new country. A train to Ljubljana in Slovenia was our plan. After packing up our bohemian garret, we headed to the station. Unfortunately, we had misread our tickets and the wait was a bit longer than we had planned. So it was

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Living a bohemian artist’s garret fantasy

Living a bohemian artist’s garret fantasy

Aug 24, 2018

This morning we are waking up in Graz. We are staying in a little attic apartment at the top of a beautiful old building. To enter the building, first you have to open one of the huge coaching house doors. This leads you into a courtyard with wooden cobblestones that have been worn smooth with

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A straight line is godless.

A straight line is godless.

Aug 23, 2018

“A straight line is godless” This quote from the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser kind of sums up our day. Having seen the Lipizzaners do their morning exercises, we wanted it visit the Kunst Haus Wien that exhibits his work. Looking at the map, working our way across Vienna was definitely not going to be a

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