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Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Biograd na Moru April 16th 2015

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of the word 'relaxation' is " to spend time resting or doing something enjoyable, especially after doing work." In our fast-paced society of today we are constantly on the go, often making sure our days our full. There are a variety of synonyms and terms that people use to describe "relaxation" such as "just chillin', down time, taking time to smell the roses, chillaxin", kicking back, cooling your jets, just hangin', takin' it easy, vegetating, and knocking back", to name a few. Curtis and I have never been really good at this to say the least ( I blame his ADHA:). We always seem to pack a million things into a day at home and on this trip it has not been much different. We have tried to cram ... read more
The Love Path

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik April 9th 2015

Eh non! Rassurez-vous, je suis toujours à l'Ile-Bizard, les deux pieds sur ma table à café entrain de finaliser quelques plans pour juillet prochain! Mais vous aurez sûrement compris que ma tête et mon esprit sont déjà rendus! Depuis plusieurs mois, je planifie scrupuleusement chaque étape de mon prochain périple, le nième de ma grande carrière de bourlingueuse. La Croatie m'appelle et je l'entends! L'idée m'est venue l'an dernier, avant de décider d'opter pour l'Iltalie. J'avais très envie de m'évader le long de l'Adriatique et de me retrouver dans tous ces sites et villages appartenant au pratrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO, mais j'avais finalement viré mes plans de bord pour mon dernier voyage en compagnie de mes deux jeunes. Mais c'était plus fort que moi! J'ai continué de flirter avec l'idée de me retrouver à l'intérieur de ... read more

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Split March 30th 2015

They say money can't buy you happiness. Perhaps it can't, but it can buy you a yacht to enjoy in Earth's nature. Croatia is a well-known tourist destination, especially for those that are in love with the sea. Due to its nature reserves, it attracts millions of people each year.It is famous for having over a thousand islands, so in order to experience Croatia's full potential you need to explore its sea. If you are traveling with a yacht or if you're interested in renting one , you need to know that Split is Croatia's main port .Split is the second largest city in Croatia that can host over 200,000 tourists and offers a lot of attractions. One of them is its old city - url= read more

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Trogir March 22nd 2015

The Eternal Derby of Serbia phase over ............... for the time being.......... we find ourselves on the Croatia Airlines flight to Split via Zagreb for the 2ndinstalment of Eternal Derby of Croatia phase. The Man in the Middle was absent, but the other half had been convinced by a few creative photographs of the Poljud with some blue skies and sunshine in the background. I skipped over a few random disputes on the side of a Croatian motorway and left her with the fantasy idea of carnival football in the sun. We just didn’t need a repeat of the last meeting, where Hajduk refused to play and left a stadium of Dinamo fans to watch the grass grow. A father and son in the row in front maintained their sullen look on the flight to Zagreb ... read more
South Harbour

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Stari Grad January 24th 2015

Recalling old holiday memories in a dark, rainny day of January make me very nostalgic and these feelings fly me back to an incredibly hot summer week of August that we spent in the pearl of Adriatic sea - Hvar island. Let me tell you the story of those fantastic days that we will remember forever. Not just because of the marriage proposal, the island was filled with special magic and atmosphere that we can't escape anymore (but we don't want to actually). From the beginnings - 8 months before our holiday we started the planning, which was not too easy to organise. We were sure that we want to visit Croatia, only one thing was uncertain - where to go exactly? I couldn't count the endless hours that I spent in front of the computer ... read more
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Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Makarska January 14th 2015

After a beautiful drive along the coast of Croatia we stopped in Makarska, what a find! We had spent time in both Split and Dubrovnic but this is by far my favorite city in Croatia. Not being Season ( as they call it there) not sure when "Season" starts or ends but we were not there in "Season" so finding a hotel open is a little harder. But within a few minutes we found a wonderful hotel right on the water, with views of the harbour, highly recommend Aparthotel Miramere. Beautiful fishing village with fresh fish every morning! There is a ferry to the 3 islands for a wonderful day trip. We will be returning here to spend a week or longer. Absolutly loved it!... read more
Fresh Fish

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Makarska January 14th 2015

After goodbyes to new found friends in Debrota Montenegro we set off at 11 am planning to stop in Neum Bosnia. But best laid plans are not always the best, arrived in Neum by 1:30 ish, but could not find any place open to spend the night, if I didn't mention before we are travelling with our 9 year old Shi zu bison, Maxx, which makes it harder when looking for accommodations. Travelling in January is not busy season, a good time to find bargins but finding something open is another. So on we travelled passed Neum with no idea where to stop, I didn't want to stop in Split as we had stopped there on our way to Montenegro, so I get the map out. There is a new highway through Croatia now, easy, not ... read more

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Split October 11th 2014

First night out with the Busabout group was pretty big - our hosts took us into a place called Kiva Bar. They sold 1L jugs of any cocktail for only 170 Kuna (about €22) - quite a few were getting passed around. Needless to say there were lots of sore heads on Sunday... :/ Breakfast is served between 8 and 9am (tight window). Missed it for our first morning. Was soooo tired and not feeling very well (part hangover, part seasick). Eventually dragged myself out of bed, just in time for a visit to the national park on an island called Mljet. It had two big lakes with crystal clear water and lots of little islands. One of these islands had an old monastery on it - you could hire kayaks to get over there (or ... read more
Hvar traditional rowing festival
Mljet national park

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Split October 4th 2014

Our apartment in Split was very nice - we had really good wifi AND cable tv!! Chilled out for a couple of hours after check in and freshened up, before heading out. Was rainy and overcast, but still warm in this beautiful coastal city :) Got ourselves a Lonely Planet phrasebook and a decent map, so we're set! Georgia found us somewhere to eat via the Trip Advisor app (which has served us well thus far) - gorgeous little oil bar (called Uje) that specialises in varieties of Croatian made olive oil and serves tapas style dishes that feature the yummy oils. Very, very nice!! Did a bit of shopping then just bummed around - back to the Korta restaurant (which is right outside our door) for a light dinner. Settled in our room early, but ... read more

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Split September 23rd 2014

It was a beautiful sunny Saturday on a Croatian yacht, waiting to leave for an eight day sail from Split to Dubrovnik. I was promised a fun time during the trip, and that is exactly what I was expecting. I mostly wanted to mingle with the local people on the islands we were to anchor along the way. The first town we anchored on was the Omis town which was closest to Split. 21km from Split, this town is known to be the heart of Dalmatia. We visited the 13th century Mirabela fort and Fortica fort at the top of the Dinara Mountain in the island. Omis was filled with pirates who attacked merchant ships and pope galleys in neighboring islands. The Fortica fort was a defense point for them from their enemies. The gothic and ... read more

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