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International air travel garners excitement completely based on destination and imagination. Details of the actual traveling part seem often humdrum. Up and at ’em Atom Ant. We pack, check, walk to tram stop, catch the number 6 tram to bus station and discover that tickets to the airport are purchased on the airport bus from…

Croatian Kindness

Properly speaking this blog entry should be called Croatian and Montenegrin kindness for we have been showered with good will in both countries. I was simply looking for an alliterative title. Croatia and Montenegro are undoubtably filled with areas of great natural beauty. Cities walled by ancient fortifications are filled with historical buildings and artifacts.…

A Day of Mestrovic

Zagreb has that certain something something. An intangible vibe that the French people vaguely term Je Nes Sais Quoi. Is it the blue trams, the gorgeous people, the public art work, the historical buildings? Or is it all these things and more that had me saying ‘Wow, we are in Zagreb’ on our initial arrival…

Budva and Back

Time tumbles by like a boulder crashing down the precipitous slopes of the mountain sides ringing Kotor. Mere mortals are left crushed in it’s wake in their feeble attempts to divert generated inexorable momentum. No sooner are we acclimatised to the beauty of our surroundings we are moving on. No gathering of moss allowed despite…

Climb to the Sky

Incontrovertible evidence of how closely tied to nature humankind thankfully remains is displayed in the association of our emotions or moods to weather conditions. Blue skies have Pam bouncing around the apartment, ready for action, by the time I awaken. The flat greys of the past few days banished. ‘C’mon’ she urges ‘today is our…

The Old City. Out and About

Waking bleary eyed later on New Years Day morning I am none too disappointed to hear that the rain has returned. I fall back to sleep comforted by the sound of cascading water running down the stone stairs beside our apartment. The wet weather has set in, it rains for the rest of New Year’s…