Croatia

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 day in Dubrovnik

A day in Dubrovnik

Sep 12, 2018

A sea of terracotta roofs, first light on ancient buildings and near deserted streets. That is our impression of an early morning in the old town of Dubrovnik. Of course there are the delivery trucks making the most of the limited time they are allowed in the old city, but we manage to overlook them.

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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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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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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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Plitvice Lakes – Our top tips

Plitvice Lakes – Our top tips

Aug 31, 2018

You know that feeling when you desperately want to go somewhere but you are terrified of doing wrong? well that was me with Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes. I had wanted to come here for years and now I had my chance. I’d devoured every TripAdvisor review and blog going and the chance of getting it wrong

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