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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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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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Lake Bled beautiful even in the rain!

Lake Bled beautiful even in the rain!

Aug 27, 2018

I think the definition of a beautiful place, is that even in the pouring rain it is still beautiful. And this is certainly true of Slovenia’s Lake Bled. We came here today by bus from Ljubljana in driving rain. I kept saying to James, “You know I think it is brightening up”. He would just

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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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Vienna to Graz

Vienna to Graz

Aug 23, 2018

We left our beautiful Vienna this morning bound for Graz in southern Austria. Today’s mode of transport is train and like all things Austrian it is fast, efficient and clean. Our journey is two and a half hours and whilst I had thought I would sleep the scenery wouldn’t let me. The one time I

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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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