My vision of Dubrovnik, Croatia is pretty much the stereotypical paradise. Glorious sunshine beams down onto orange roofs, and the azure sky goes on forever. It’s an endless maze of alleyways and marble steps. With beaches and islands to explore. And the perfect vantage point to observe it all from afar. At least, that’s my memory of Dubrovnik from […]Read more "Storms Above Dubrovnik"
There’s something welcoming about Croatia that makes everyone want to come back. I chose to arrive in Split a day before my Ottoman Trek departs, to ensure I have enough time to experience this wonderful place before setting off.This is what I managed to do with 24 hours in Split, and I’d highly recommend it […]Read more "Ottoman Trek: Split"
Almost a year ago, I embarked on the birthday trip of a lifetime overland from the south of France to the place I’d always dreamed of visiting: Dubrovnik, Croatia. The image that had me going gaga for Dubrovnik a year ago Tomorrow, just before my next birthday, Busabout and Flight Centre UK have given me […]Read more "Ottoman Trek: Preview"
I hate getting older. But at least this year I had the beautiful island of Korčula to make everything seem better. Lookout point with Korčula in the distance. Korčula is about two hours north of Dubrovnik, and I had been tipped off to how great it was by others who had visited. The atmosphere is relaxed, […]Read more "Quarter of a Century in Korčula"
I’m still pinching myself. I can’t quite believe we’re here. I’ve dreamed of visiting Dubrovnik for five years or more – ever since seeing a photo of the city in a travel book on my Aunty Chris’s coffee table. What I’ve learned since then only makes me drool more. They don’t call this place the […]Read more "Dubrovnik"
I’ve crossed borders all sorts of ways, but never by boat. I’ve never slept on one either. So I’m really looking forward to the overinght ferry from Bari, Italy to the last (and most hotly anticipated) stop on our trip Dubrovnik, Croatia. I think I would have more to say about the trip if I’d […]Read more "Night Ferry Across the Adriatic"