Trapani in Photos

Being closer to Africa than the Italian mainland, the Sicilian fishing port of Trapani is an interesting place to walk around and photograph. Although it seems to be off the beaten path, Trapani is actually well connected by bus and train to the capital of Palermo, by air (Ryan Air and others) to the rest […]

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Palermo or Ziz

The Phoenicians founded Palermo back in 734BC naming it Flower, aka Ziz. It seems fair that Modern Day Palermo, known for it’s onerous traffic, glorious art, still active Mafia and challenging piles of garbage should own such a name. Marty, a firm believer in visiting Capital Cities, says you can’t gauge a country without visiting theirs. […]

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Escape to Cefalu

When the streets of Sicily’s Capital, Palermo, get a little too hot and gritty, it’s time to escape to Cefalu for some cool seaside relaxation. It’s true that in Summer you’ll be far from alone in your admiration of Cefalu’s long beach and cute streets, but at other times of year it has a more […]

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Pula its More than a Roman Amphitheatre

Pula, home of Pula Arena, the fourth most famous Roman Amphitheatre in the world today, is the largest town in Istria and eighth largest in Croatia. Croatian Istria is that knob of land jutting out into the Adriatic just below that charming Slovenian port of Piran. The old centre of this friendly, walkable and interesting […]

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Pula a small Croatian town with a big Roman Amphitheatre

My interest in Pula came to life a few years ago when a friend visited on a month long trip through Croatia. He sent rave reviews -photos of tiny fish being cooked over the fire and served with a simple salad – the flavour divine. His stories of arriving in Pula by ferry and enjoying […]

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Hooked on Split Walking Tour Croatia

The fact that I have shared three posts in three weeks on this Croatian seaside town hints that I am seriously Hooked on Split. In previous posts I’ve explored the beaches and Diocletian’s Palace, but on this tour I’ve let myself off the Hook to take in the sights from the small boat port of Matejuška to Narodni Trg […]

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Split and the Diocletians Palace

In the town of Split on the Dalmatian cost of Croatia it is possible to step through a gateway to a Roman Palace built in 305AD and find yourself in a modern day bustling city. Emperor Diocletian built the Palace as his retirement home, outside the then Roman Dalmatian Capital city of Salona. After centuries […]

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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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