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!
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!
This post is a few weeks behind, what with the moving and job-hunting. BUT one of the best events I can recommend in Italy happens every year on the 29th of June in Rome. It’s the Festa di San Pietro e Paolo!! The Feast of the Patron Saints of Rome, Peter and Paul. The Feast… Read More Traveling in Italy in late June? Make sure you’re in Rome on the 29th!
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