And all the people that come and go…

And all the people that come and go…

24 August 2017 People should really know better than to challenge me in any way or form. Even a vague hint towards an excuse to travel can end in… well…. a travel experience . And so, when a friend suggested that I should organize a tour for us, I most definitely took it to heart….

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I’ve walked for miles

I’ve walked for miles

25 August 2017 It’s a relief to report that all slept well. There is no ways that you can attempt the crowded maze that is Venice, without some renewed energy. Our aim today was to see a different view of Venice. Sure, you could go see all the tourist attractions, and be trampled to your…

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Halfway ‘tween Heaven and Earth…

Halfway ‘tween Heaven and Earth…

26 August 2017 Travel days. Humph. We woke up early (yes – it can happen!) to visit the Rialto market. We were so early that half the stalls were not even open yet, which, of course, provides a whole different view of this busy market. Boxes and boxes of fish, fruit, vegetables, and more, are…

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Danzano gli astri in ciel…

Danzano gli astri in ciel…

27 August I’m failing to understand why Verona has to be this hot. The weather forecast for the day is 36! Our plan for the day was just to act like we live in Verona. Stroll around in the old town. Have lunch in an Osteria, and then catch up on some culture. Verona remains…

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Pull up a chair and stay a while…

Pull up a chair and stay a while…

28 August 2017 If it’s Monday, it has to be… well…. Slovenia, eventually. We left Verona as early as possible, and took the autostrada, so we could get to Udine as quickly as possible. Our traveling partners have family in this very lovely Italian town, which just so happens to be en route to our…

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River deep Mountain high…

River deep Mountain high…

29 August 2017 Today we saw nature at its very best. We left Dobrovo after a good breakfast. Before we started, I thought of challenging everyone to see how long we could hold out NOT saying how beautiful the views are. Before I could even suggest this, someone had already started commenting. It would have…

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For a glimpse of paradise…

For a glimpse of paradise…

30 August 2017 Legend has it that, a long time ago, a young widow lived in the castle of Bled. Robbers had killed her husband, and politely threw his body into the lake. She was obviously rather devastated, so decided to do a good deed by gathering all her gold and silver and cast a…

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Hot town, summer in the city

Hot town, summer in the city

31 Augustus 2017 On the road again… Initially we planned to only visit Ljubljana, and not include Zagreb in our plans. But looking at Zagreb, we figured that, perhaps, we should pay it a quick visit too. So today, we did two cities in a day. Ljubljana is a mere 50km from Lake Bled, and…

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A river runs through it…

A river runs through it…

1 September 2017 It’s been one of those hit and miss kind of days. We headed Southbound from Zagreb, and as always, realized that life on anything but the autostrada takes a lot longer than you would want to. We managed to find Slunj okay, but because we could not check in yet, we continued…

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In the clear blue mountain view…

In the clear blue mountain view…

2 September 2017 According to wikipedia, the distance between the extreme points of Croatia’s coastline is 526 km’s. You have some choices – you either don’t go as far South as Dubrovnik, or you have to have some days where you travel a bit more than others. Today was one of our longer traveling days….

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I want to live, I want to give…

I want to live, I want to give…

3 September 2017 I do realize that I can be rather stubborn. I’m the furthest from a Game of Thrones fan that you can possibly find. Which means that I did not want to visit a city where I’m convinced the bulk of the visitors are GOT freaks. And besides, it would have added a…

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Just another…

Just another…

4 September 2017 It’s never planned that way, but Mondays still always end up slightly domesticated. We left Dubrovnik early – we are getting quite good at this. Those who know my husband will know what an accomplishment this is. But in order to see a bird’s eye view of Dubrovnik, we headed a little…

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Imagine all the people…

Imagine all the people…

5 September 2017 It’s low tide. The sea is like a mirror. Quite different to the waves beating down on the pebbles in the late afternoon. Today we decided to see what Split has to offer. It’s a short drive to the outskirts of Split, but getting to the old town was slightly more challenging….

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Hey, where did we go…

Hey, where did we go…

6 September 2017 We had no real plans. And sometimes that is also good. Sure, there are a great deal of things you can do should you find yourself in the vicinity of Split. But if you are not careful, all you end up doing is chasing someone else’s dream. We chose to take a…

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Where old friends meet…

Where old friends meet…

7 September 2017 Northward bound again. But first we had a special appointment in Split. It so happened that some old friends were on a cruise that coincided with our tour, and with a bit of luck, we could meet up with them in Split. Admittedly, I was a bit skeptical about the ability of…

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If you go down to the woods today…

If you go down to the woods today…

8 September 2017 Some days just fail to deliver what is expected… Today was one of those days. We expected very little, seeing that we had quite a stretch to travel from Zadar to Poreč. I did insist on one stop along the way, and I was hopeful that it would provide some highlights on…

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Hey you…

Hey you…

9 September 2017 Festival. That’s about it for today. Being part of the culture, the people, and a bit of their past. On the Liberty square, where the main festivities are happening, the main attraction seems to be the stall where you can dunk a rather cheeky guy. If you have an accurate arm for…

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Sit and listen to Sunday silence…

Sit and listen to Sunday silence…

10 September 2017 Wouldn’t a good old Sunday roast be great? The Istrian region of Croatia is a lot smaller than you realise. And I suspect it is the prettiest region, with mountains and old fortified towns in the centre, and beautiful villages along the coast. The distance to our accommodation tonight is not very…

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Although we’ve come to the end of the road…

Although we’ve come to the end of the road…

12 September 2017 Emotions are always a little weird when you realise that you are just about reaching the end of an adventure. You don’t want it to end, but you also miss the family at home. Our last night was spent on Burano. The island that bursts with colour. There are obviously some urban…

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