One of my favorite things about traveling is–of course–discovering beautiful sights and sounds, but also things that are unintentionally humorous. So please excuse the adolescent boy sense of humor here, but I couldn’t resist. Ha. Extra dick indeed. (The best part of the above photo is that there are DM stores–it’s a German drugstore–in Croatia.… Read More Croatia in (low-brow, silly) Photos
Because we spent ours taking in a bit of opera and then finally, finally the beach. Impromptu opera is the best opera. When we got back to Split from our day in Trogir, we stumbled upon an opera rehearsal right in the heart of Diocletian’s palace. I’m not so opera-savvy that I could ID it… Read More How Would You Spend Your Last 18 Hours in Croatia??
So it seems that having a low-key and cool neighbor is a pattern in Croatia. Dubrovnik has Lokrum, while Split (probably has a lot more– we didn’t make it to the islands, including Hvar, which I hear is GREAT), has Trogir. A bitty town, which–get this–is entirely a UNESCO world heritage site, about a 40 minute bus… Read More Trogir is Croatia’s Medieval City to Beat!
While Split is a pretty well sprawling city, the old town is dominated by the complex of Diocletian’s Palace. Medieval and newer structures have grown up and over the ruins of the 4th century CE Roman palace, creating a city that architects, urban planners, and trite writers like to refer to as a living organism while overusing words… Read More Thanks for Letting Us Drop By, Diocletian!
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
I stopped posting in June of 2013. Mostly because I got wrapped up in two things: that I was scheduled to leave Italy at the end of the summer (July 31, 2013), which resulted in almost non-stop travel/library time, and my father’s illness. I vaguely alluded to my dad being sick, but it became all-consuming… Read More A Long Silence and New Adventures