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Why “Feel good” quotes  represent everything that’s wrong with the world

Why “Feel good” quotes represent everything that’s wrong with the world.

Uck. I hate feel good quotes. Hate is a pretty strong word.  I was reminded of how intense my feelings are towards them when we recently stayed in an apartment in Zagreb literally jam-packed with saccharine sweet slogans and sayings. A few photos from the apartment.

Zagreb. Scams, graffiti and pleasant surprises

Zagreb: Scams, graffiti, and pleasant surprises

Zagreb. For me, the name evokes images of depressingly grey Russian-style apartment blocks and big guys named Igor. Our first impressions arriving in Zagreb didn’t dissuade from those preconceptions. We waited an hour at the bus station for our Airbnb host (in what ended up being a miscommunication about meeting points). Bus stations in most [...]

Plitvice Lakes Impressions, Tips and Regrets

Plitvice Lakes: Impressions, Tips and Regrets

I read a lot of blogs and they always help me in planning what to see and how much time to spend somewhere. I wish I hadn’t read anything on Croatia’s famous Plitvice Lakes, because the National Park in our opinion really requires more than the one night stay/ half day excursion that most bloggers [...]

Why Zadar is worth a (short) visit

Why Zadar is worth a (short) visit

We liked Zadar and are happy we saw it. Were we blown away? No. I’ll explain why. Zadar was the first stop in our 2 week trek north and it didn’t get off on good start. The bus station is slightly outside the center and requires taking a taxi into the old town.  The taxi [...]

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Highlights and Lowlights of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, otherwise known as ‘the Pearl of the Adriatic’ is at the top of every traveller’s Croatia wish list. It is spectacular, incredibly photogenic, and has one activity which ranks up there as one of our all-time favorite travel experiences. You can’t skip Dubrovnik if coming to Croatia. But is it our favorite Croatian destination? [...]

Why Kotor, Montenegro, totally blew us away 910

Photo Essay. Why Kotor, Montenegro, totally blew us away

Kotor has been on my list of places to see ever since spotting a photo similar to the above on another blog. So when we left Split last week for a little trip down south, Kotor was the place I wanted to see. Not Dubrovnik, but Kotor. I didn’t tell Spanky that because she hates [...]

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A visit to Omiš, Croatia’s Adventure Capital. And why it’s my favorite small town in Croatia.

Sometimes reading a magazine on the toilet is a good thing. I would have never heard of Omiš otherwise. Omiš is a tiny town about 30 minutes south of Split situated where the Cetina river flows into the Adriatic. Protected by huge cliffs, the town’s prosperity in the 15th century came from a surprising industry [...]

Reasons we love Split. And why it is the perfect base for an extended stay in Croatia 910

Reasons we love Split. And why it is the perfect base for an extended stay in Croatia.

Our 2 month stay in Split has been the highlight of our first year of travel. For slow travellers like us, it has been a perfect base. This post recounts our stay in Split and covers all our favorite things about the city: sights and activities, our favorite restaurants, and a few stories of the people [...]

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