Burnt by the Pseudo Irish

Dubrovnik television has a channel that during frequent programming breaks is almost completely devoted to a live shot of the Stradun that runs the length of the lowest part of the Old City. Pam has challenged me to streak down the main street late at night to show the Dubrovnik citizens a full moon however…

Dubrovnik Stari Grad Walls

Dubrovnik’s new dawn continues our sensational run of great weather. Blue skies greet my upturned face as I poke my head out of the bedroom window shutters. I have slept late, Pam has already been out and about and I find a bag of tasty fruit from the local street market on the table when…

Dubrovnik

Winter is allegedly the season of stark cold savagery in Europe. Two soft poorly prepared Aussies like Pam and myself need to hole up somewhere to avoid the worst of it. Where better than Dubrovnik Croatia, Pearl of the Adriatic. Dubrovnik is a beautiful old coastal city in the far south of Croatia. The Old…

Hvar Island

Jelsa is a small, pretty harbour town on the northern side of the island Hvar. Our apartment balcony faces the hills that curve around the outskirts of the town. We are staying in a clean one room apartment with a little kitchenette. Strangely, given the fact that many Croatian men are quite tall, the bed…

Brac and Bol ….. ain’t noise pollution

Actually Brac is pronounced closer to ‘Bratch’ however Pam and I have been singing the AC/DC song with misplaced lyrics for well over a fortnight before we find this out. ‘Bratch’ doesn’t fit the rhyme and rhythm so we are letting it slide. Brac is one of the larger islands in the archipelago spread along…

Split

Eager to greet the new day in a new town we wake early. Outside Split is already making us feel welcome, crisp clean air under bright blue skies. We purchase a few days worth of fresh fruit and half a kilo of local dried figs in the farmers market that lies between the nearby Riva…

Zadar – Last Days

One of the glories of traveling in the slow relaxed manner that Pam and I have adopted is never having to feel rushed or constrained by time. Only on rare days where we have action that needs to be co-ordinated with third parties such as buses, airlines or (in the case of Plitvice Lakes National…

Winter Wonderland

The lovely Lidia, a good friend of Pam and Lexi, who is of Croatian descent, has advised us to not miss the Plitvice Lakes National Park. We had approached the tourist information office and been advised the highway to the park was closed for two days because of wind. We did not get much of…

The Siren still sings

The skies are still low, grey and forbidding when we rise. Our plan for today is to see the many historic buildings in the old Zadar city as well as walk around the parklands between the Five Wells area and the newer parts of Zadar. Our walk commences at the Zadar Museum of Glass which…