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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 » 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
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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

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik September 21st 2014

Pics from todays cable car trip....... read more

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik September 20th 2014

Last night we went out to Dvinos which is a wine bar in Old Town and is owned by a Lyndon family friend Sasha Lucic. We had an amazing cheese platter and tasted some really nice wine. We met a lovely British couple who are getting married here next year so were out looking for places for their wedding. She has been coming to Dubrovnik since she was 5yrs old, and after chatting for hours with them and Lach was quite at home talking merrily they had to go and after they left we were told they had paid our bill...I am still not sure if it was them or Sasha but i couldnt believe these people did that... We woke up this morning at 10am and went for brunch. I had lasagne and i have ... read more

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik September 17th 2014

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