Explore the beaches of Split and Marjan Park in Croatia

Split, on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia is gateway to islands like Brac, Hvar, Vis, Korcula. Croatians love sun, beaches and swimming and gravitate to the seaside whenever they can. A walk or cycle along Split’s coastline provides many water views and swimming opportunities. Bacvice Beach. Air temperatures were warm in early June 2015, but […]

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Krka Versus Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia

Krka National Park is accessible by bus, car or boat and we chose the boat trip which departs from Skradin, a downstream port on the Krka River. Krka is a karst travertine river system whose waterfalls rival those of the Plitvice Lakes for beauty, with the added benefit of far less visitors. We caught the […]

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Be seduced by the Croatian river port of Skradin

An equal hour south of Zadar and north of Split on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, the tiny town of Skradin shelters a diverse fleet of vessels in it’s Krka river harbour. Fishermen tend their nets in the town, their catch coming from the rich mix of ocean and river waters, while mega yachts moor […]

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Nebotičnik Skyscraper and a walk in the park in Ljubljana

Ljubljana produced some beautiful days during our late May visit in 2015 – days that invited a stroll in the park or enjoying the views from an iconic skyscraper. We arrived in the Capital of Slovenia without pre-conceived travel plans. The one thing I had in mind, a possible visit to Metelkova squat, with it’s quirky […]

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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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