20 Photos from Ljubljana

Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia, is an easy place to visit. Pronounced Lub-lee-arna, this University town has a relaxed atmosphere, an old town that’s picture perfect and a Friday food festival that draws the locals out to soak up the sunshine, eat, drink and socialise. Venture along the river away from the Triple Bridge […]

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Is the Valley of the Temples at Agrigento Sicily really in a valley?

The so called Valley of the Temples in south-western Sicily sprawls along the ridge tops near the town of Agrigento. The ridge falls away to valleys on both sides, one lush green and treed toward the town and another over brown then manicured fields to the ocean. On this side the fields are divided by […]

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Fort George and beyond on Vis Island Croatia

Fort George was built in 1812 as the British answer to Napoleon’s advances in the Mediterranean. I doubt that Captain Henryson and his band of Vis Islanders imagined, when constructing the fort, that within a few years the British would abandon it and some two hundred years later it would be operating as an events […]

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Welcome to Vis a unique Croatian Island

Being the furthest flung of the inhabited Croatian islands, Vis is a unique, less touristed destination. Croatia has a whopping 79 Adriatic islands with an area greater than 1 sq.km. and Vis with an area of 90 sq.km. is the 9th largest. It was the first of two Croatian islands visited on our Ten Weeks in […]

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Lights Sounds and Scenes of the Croatian town of Zadar

The Ocean plays a star role in what makes Croatia such a popular travel destination. Every seaside town along this most indented of Mediterranean Coastlines has a Riva – that pleasant paved seaside strip where people promenade, swim, fish, moor boats, drink coffee and take their evening stroll. The Riva in Zadar shines with more […]

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Hvar Town on Croatias Glamour Island

The ritziest town on the Croatian glamour island of Hvar is a town by the same name. Set on a harbour that attracts mega yachts, party boats and ferries carrying day trippers to the nearby Paklenki Islands, Hvar town entices 20,000 visitors a day in the summer season.   Arriving by boat is mandatory on […]

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Piran on the Adriatic Coast of Slovenia has Charm by the bucketloads

The Slovenian town of Piran sits on the peninsula of the Gulf of Piran, toward the top of the Adriatic. This far south-western corner of Slovenia is squeezed between the borders of Italy to the North and Croatia to the south, a distance as the crow flies of only 20km at the closest point. It […]

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Byron Bay Beautiful Beaches and a Meeting Place of Cultures

Cape Byron overlooks the beautiful beaches of Byron Bay on the far north coast of New South Wales. Known as the most easterly point on the Australian mainland, the Cape now crowned by a vivid white lighthouse was discovered by Captain James Cook back in May 1770. He named it after “Admiral John Byron” but the […]

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Plitvice Lakes blew our minds and questions are answered

It has been close to twelve months since we stood on the timber boardwalks at Plitvice Lakes in Croatia, mouths agape and cameras clicking. Where we live it doesn’t rain often (unless it pours) so it wasn’t surprising that Plitvice Lakes with it’s lashings of water and verdant foliage blew our minds. Have you ever […]

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Montenegrin Beach Holiday Budva Style

The Montenegrin tourist capital of Budva is a tempting 23 km south of the Bay of Kotor. Budva has a big reputation as a beach holiday destination and we decided to check out the city beach of Slovenska, to see what all the fuss was about. Fighting our way through stalls selling beach towels and […]

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