Snippets along the way

A big wedding in Split – or not!

A big wedding in Split – or not!

Sep 24, 2018

Our AirBnB hosts and hostesses have been a fantastic source of information on this trip. Our latest one, in Split, informed us that there was going to be a big wedding in Split today. After some more discussion, it became clear that the word “wedding” had got muddled up with the word “weather”. What she

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A little walk becomes a trek in Milna

A little walk becomes a trek in Milna

Sep 22, 2018

We arrived in Milna on the late ferry from Mljet. As we peered out into the dark, it was very reassuring to see our Airbnb hosts standing on the quayside waiting for us. They had already told us, on e-mail, that the accommodation was only about 50 metres from the ferry. So a quick walk

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Sobra – just enough and not too much!

Sobra – just enough and not too much!

Sep 20, 2018

“You can visit the National Park. You can hire a car. You can explore a cave……” As we disembarked from our ferry at Sobra, our lovely airbnb hostess was very keen to make sure that we had plenty to do while we were on the island of Mljet. She was slightly perplexed as we tried

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Molunat – a perfect lunch spot

Molunat – a perfect lunch spot

Sep 19, 2018

As we left Kotor, Suzannah and I both had the same idea. We were on our way to Dubrovnik to return our hire car and we wanted to find a perfect lunch spot. A little sandy bay with a small restaurant, some sea food and a great view. It felt so unlikely that we had

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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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