Mending Breakdowns

The bus broke down about two hours into our first trip. It was like the plot of a B-grade roadtrip movie…   ‘Two free spirits buy an enormous aqua coloured house bus on a whim, and a few short weeks later eight people, most of whom barely know each other, are on a mission to […]

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Road-Tripping Icebergs, Volcanoes and Waterfalls (in Photos)

Remember the icy climax of Die Another Day? James Bond speeds across a frozen lagoon filled with icebergs, fighting off the baddies and saving the world. Welcome to Jökulsárlón, Iceland. A real-life glacial lagoon. You can reach it in about 5 hours from Reykjavik. I was sold on Jökulsárlón even before hearing about the volcanoes, glaciers and waterfalls […]

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Quarter of a Century in Korčula

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, […]

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Today I learned that you shouldn’t go swimming in Montenegro without titanium footwear. We got up early in the morning and were picked up by a driver who took us across the border. We stopped in Kotor, an ancient walled city for gelato, then continued on the main town in Montenegro, Budva, where I swam. […]

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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 […]

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Night Ferry Across the Adriatic

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 […]

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