First impressions of Split? It’s a cool, modern city that’s groaning and stretching under the weight of its history, but doing so in a way that other cities could learn from. Despite what this graffiti says, which I spotted around a few corners from Diocletian’s Palace, I don’t hate this town… more on Split tomorrow…
The bus from Dubrovnik to Split is a bit long, and the driver will leave you behind at gas stations if you’re taking too long to get your coffee, but it also might just be the prettiest ride of all time. It’s primarily along the coast, except for a bit when you head inland among… Read More The Bus from Dubrovnik to Split is the Greatest Ride Ever, with 100% more Bosnia!
The pull of the Croatian islands is strong. If you look at a map the coastline is glittering with fetching little neighbors. So, when you make your way down to Dubrovnik’s small port, the lure of various islands, with their expensive boat trips will be hard to resist. But may I suggest, as a counterpoint to Dubrovnik’s slick… Read More Lokrum is Dubrovnik’s low-key Neighbor with 100% more Peacocks
I had wanted to go to Croatia for years. YEARS, I tell you. It looks so close to Italy on the map. I looked and re-looked at the dozens of ferries from ports all along the Adriatic, although it turns out they take a REALLY long time and are much more expensive than you would imagine.… Read More Finally Croatia! King’s Landing is Great and all, but Dubrovnik was my Least Favorite spot in Croatia
More Sardinia travel porn please!! Do you need any more convincing to go to Sardinia? And when you go, RENT A CAR!
So, I keep saying RENT a car in Sardinia. Except when you do rent a car in Sardinia, you might just end up with a parking ticket, like we did. Great. Since it was a rental, we weren’t sure what the repercussions of not paying would be, and we’re generally upstanding citizens, so we asked… Read More Around the Boot: Sardinian Parking Tickets are the Best
Sardinia’s loveliness has left me speechless. By which I mean I’ve moved three times (? I can’t really remember), had job interviews in two separate cities, and been a bit overwhelmed recently meaning I haven’t properly finished my Sardinian reportage. So here goes!! We drove to Sant’Antioco, a little island (accessible by a looong bridge)… Read More Around the Boot: Sant’Antioco, Sardinia- Goats and Cliffs and Deserts, oh my!
We only stayed one night in Cagliari and our trip was very brief–only two nights total–so we really only saw the southern bits of Sardinia, with a bit of the southwest as well. But what astonishing sights!! As I said in the previous post on Sardinia, RENT A CAR. As we drove to our next… Read More Around the Boot: Leaving Cagliari and Driving to Heaven
As I mentioned when I was writing about Sicily, in the last few months of living in Rome my dear companion and I made a concerted effort to travel to places adjacent to Italy, but off the boot meaning Sicily, Sardinia, and Croatia. Of the three, hands down, Sardinia wins. While I would happily return… Read More Around the Boot: Sardinia WINS
Remember one of my favorite places in Rome? That aqueduct park only a ten minute walk off the “A” metro that no tourists really go to, but is one of the loveliest places in the whole city to breathe in Roman life and get really intimate with ruins? And I’ve written about here and here? It’s lovely… Read More More of Spring in the Parco degli Acquedotti