Snippets along the way

A quiet day in Kotor, Montenegro

A quiet day in Kotor, Montenegro

Sep 17, 2018

After all our gadding about in recent days we thought a quiet day was called for today. I explored the intricacies of  the Montenegrin washing machine and James stitched a new patch on his famous hat. Then we set out to walk into Kotor, we thought it easier than driving and parking the car. Only

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Suzannah’s Montenegro James Bond Fantasy

Suzannah’s Montenegro James Bond Fantasy

Sep 15, 2018

We were sad to leave Mostar. The friendliness of everyone we met there was amazing. But it was time to fulfil one of Suzannah’s fantasies. Montenegro has always been associated with James Bond in her mind and she just wanted to see it. Our day started with the sat nav deciding, that as we were

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Our drive to Mostar, Bosnia

Our drive to Mostar, Bosnia

Sep 13, 2018

Our drive to Mostar did not start very well. The man from the car hire company arrived late to say that there was a problem. The boot would not lock properly. While he and I were doing boy stuff and trying to work out how to tie it closed, Suzannah was making friends with the

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Croatia is all about steps.

Croatia is all about steps.

Sep 11, 2018

As we travel around the world, there are often technologies that are completely missing in particular countries. In Asia, for instance, copper wire telephone infrastructure was never really there. So they went straight to mobile phones. In Croatia, the technology that is missing is lifts. That magical ability to get in a little cage and

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Why spoil the story of Korcula?

Why spoil the story of Korcula?

Sep 9, 2018

One of James’ favourite sayings is “Why let the truth spoil a good story”. And this is certainly true of the gorgeous Croatian island town of Korcula. Their big claim to fame is that Marco Polo was born here. But when you do some further research you come across wonderfully ambiguous statements like “Polo is reputed

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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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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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Learning the art of Pomalo in Komiza

Learning the art of Pomalo in Komiza

Sep 2, 2018

I am one of life’s doers. I’m a bound out of bed and go sort of person. But here on the island of Vis in Croatia, I am trying something new. It is called Pomalo, when you say it, do it slowly with a long “o”. I was taught this word yesterday by our AirBnB

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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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