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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…

What becomes of the broken hearted?

The bus we intend to take to Pula does not leave until 12:30pm and Pam intends to make use of our last morning in Zagreb by visiting the strangely titled ‘Museum of Broken Relationships’ which opens at 9:00am. We must also pick up our laundry and pack our bags before catching the tram to the…

Samobor

The lovely girl who had ushered us into the apartment lives in the apartment next door with her mother. We had met her mother a couple of days earlier, she is a friendly enthusiastic person who when hearing we were going to visit Samobor told us that ‘she comes from Samobor and she would like…

Are we done yet?

Since touching down in Zagreb it has become chillingly obvious to us both that we are ill prepared for the coming winter months. The time to take action to remedy this situation is now. Pam’s work life for the previous fifteen years has involved going into shopping centers and malls on a professional basis and…