Discovering Montenegro – Reasons to visit Montenegro

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in Europe, Montenegro | No Comments
Discovering Montenegro – Reasons to visit Montenegro

Montenegrin women have long, slim legs. That was my first observation in Montenegro. As any decent engineer would do, Nikki had to test this hypothesis on a larger sample, and so happily inspected every woman’s legs from then on claiming that my comment warranted investigation. He concluded that this was another good enough reason to […]

Dubrovnik – Pearl of the Adriatic

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016 in Croatia, Europe | No Comments
Dubrovnik – Pearl of the Adriatic

Dubrovnik has hit the international radar in recent years because of its beautiful setting popularised by Game of Thrones in which it is depicted as Kings Landing. Many tour companies offer guided tours around the little walled town in which you get to see Dubrovnik from a Game of Thrones perspective. Although both Nikki and […]

Visit Split – the Appeal of a Lively Mediterranean City

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Visit Split – the Appeal of a Lively Mediterranean City

Initially I was somehow under the impression that Split was a sleepy, walled, old town on the Dalmatian coast similar to Dubrovnik but upon our arrival there one late evening, it was immediately evident that besides being large, Split is very much alive and buzzing with energy. We used Split as a base for our travels […]

Plitvice Lakes National Park – Croatia’s Garden of Eden

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in Croatia, Europe | No Comments
Plitvice Lakes National Park – Croatia’s Garden of Eden

Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Croatia’s highlights and despite the unavoidable crowds of tourists, it should be on the itinerary of anybody travelling in Croatia. It can easily be reached from either Zagreb or the Dalmatian coast and is one of the more popular day trips from either […]

The Northern Dalmatian Coast – a Visit to Zadar

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The Northern Dalmatian Coast – a Visit to Zadar

After spending a night in Split, we set off on the first part of our adventure, a drive along the northern part of the Dalmatian Coast from Split to Opatija, visitng Zadar on the way. So as to shorten driving time, we used the faster highway for part of the drive rather than the coast […]

Visit Zagreb – Croatia’s Underrated Capital City

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in Croatia, Europe | 2 Comments
Visit Zagreb – Croatia’s Underrated Capital City

Zagreb has to be one of Europe’s most underrated capital cities. It has been described to us as dull by many people, yet, whilst not as lively as Paris or London, we felt that it had a definite charm with an alternative and friendly vibe, which made both Nikki and I fall in love with […]

Treasures of Istria

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in Croatia, Europe | No Comments
Treasures of Istria

A day in Optija We arrived in Opatija, a city on the peninsula of Istria one late evening after driving along a road full of casinos and luxury hotels. The town has very resort-ish kind of feel to it, but we had booked a cute little apartment with a terrace on a hill overlooking the […]

A Trip to Croatia – the Adriatic’s Most Charming Destination

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A Trip to Croatia – the Adriatic’s Most Charming Destination

Croatia is one of the more touristic Balkan countries, with hordes of people flocking to enjoy its beaches in summer, making the Dalmatian coast its star attraction. However, Croatia is also home to some other spectacular destinations and a historical and cultural legacy that few other countries can boast of. There are so many reasons […]

Discovering Croatia’s Flavours

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in Croatia, Europe, Food | No Comments
Discovering Croatia’s Flavours

Croatian food proved to be a delightful revelation to Nikki and myself. It is tasty, fresh and very diverse and whereas we have always targeted Sicily and mainland Italy for our food trips, we have discovered that neighbouring Croatia provides some stiff competition with many restaurants dishing up some very fresh, high quality and relatively inexpensive […]

Day trip to Brač (and Zlatni Rat)

Posted by on Aug 28, 2016 in Croatia, Europe | No Comments
Day trip to Brač (and Zlatni Rat)

Our day trip to Brač, and the visit to Zlatni Rat Beach, was one of the highlights of our week in Croatia. Brač is the largest island in Dalmatia and is easily reachable by means of a ferry ride from Split. The cost of a one way ticket for a car plus two passengers is about 25 […]