Mouth-Watering Chef Cooked meals at Open Kitchen in Ljubljana

Every Friday mid-March to October, the Open Kitchen food markets come to life in Pogačarjev trg, Ljubljana, and what a life they have. This is no normal weekly food market. There are over 30 food stalls offering Chef cooked meals that are mouth wateringly good. The stalls are hosted by restaurants from all over Slovenia, […]

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A Walk around Lake Bled

You know how beautiful art installations are shown on a central display so they can be walked around and enjoyed from all angles? While the only natural lake in Slovenia isn’t a fancy art installation, it is stunningly beautiful and as romantic a destination as you could wish for – so of course it has it’s […]

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Tips and Photos from The Palatine in Rome

The Palatine (Hill), along with the Roman Forum and the Colosseum is one of the top sites in Rome. Imperial palaces have been built on this spot, since Augustus built one back in 27BC. So much so, that this is where the word Palace originates from. Partial ruins of Augustus, Tiberius and Domitians’ palaces can […]

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Carp Fishing Lake Bled Slovenia

A walk around Lake Bled in north-west Slovenia, offers breathtaking scenery of Mount Triglav and Bled Island with it’s romantic church of the Assumption of Mary. We both like exploring on foot and with a couple of hours up our sleeve, the 6.7km easy track made an offer too good to refuse. Here is an […]

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Charming Ljubljana with her River and Bridges

Ljubljana, Slovenia, is one of the smallest capital cities in Europe, but what it lacks in size, is made up for by an abundance of Charm. Stately baroque buildings, an ancient hilltop Castle, leafy green Tivoli City Park and gorgeous spring weather provide a winning combination. Charming is a word that describes an awful lot […]

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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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