2011 – Croatia, Zagreb; the Gornji Grad and Donji Grad

2011 – Croatia, Zagreb; the Gornji Grad and Donji Grad

Posted by on Jul 24, 2011 in Croatia, Zagreb | No Comments

The name Zagreb comes from the shape of the area at the base of Mount Medvednica that looks like it was scooped out of the landscape. The old word for scoop is Zagrab. It was a marvelous malevolent looking sky as we arrived to Tomislava Square and the old Glavni Kolodvor train station, once a […]

2011 – Croatia, Korcula; home of Marco Polo

2011 – Croatia, Korcula; home of Marco Polo

Posted by on Jul 20, 2011 in Croatia, Korcula | No Comments

In one version of the Island’s origin, when Jason and the Argonauts stopped here on their way back home, the island reminded them so much of their beloved Kerkyra (Corfu) that they named the island Kerkyra Melaine (black Kerkyra). The island eventually became Korcula. Our hotel in Vela Luka is named Hotel Korkyra. Korcula is […]

2011 – Croatia – Istria; Porec, Pula, Rovinj and Opatija

2011 – Croatia – Istria; Porec, Pula, Rovinj and Opatija

Posted by on Jul 16, 2011 in Croatia, Istrian Peninsula, Opatija, Porec, Pula, Rovinj, Vodnjan | No Comments

We rented a car in Milan and drove it through the Friuli region but it’s still not easy to drive Italian rentals into Croatia. It’ll happen soon, but not yet. We had to drop off the rental in Piazzale Roma in Venice and get on the Ferry across to the Istrian Peninsula of Croatia. Not […]

2010 – Croatia; Hvar Island

2010 – Croatia; Hvar Island

Posted by on Jul 11, 2010 in Croatia, Dalmatian Coast, Hvar | No Comments

It’s an hour by Catamaran from the Lazaretti in Split to Hvar. It’s a big Catamaran and the ride is really relaxing. Th eonly problem is you can only buy the ticket on the day of departure and this time of year the boats to Hvar fill up very fast. The ferry office opens at […]

2010 – Croatia; Split and Trogir

2010 – Croatia; Split and Trogir

Posted by on Jul 7, 2010 in Croatia, Dalmatian Coast, Split, Trogir | No Comments

Before I get into the amazing destination of Split on the Dalmatian Coast, let me tell you that the airport is close to an hour from the old city. The cost for a cab is 336 kuna ($65). However, there is a bus transfer (run by Croatia Airlines) from the airport to the old town for […]

2007 – Dubrovnik on the Dalmatian Coast

2007 – Dubrovnik on the Dalmatian Coast

Posted by on Aug 4, 2007 in Croatia, Dalmatian Coast, Dubrovnik | No Comments

The first thing we noticed about arriving to the Dubrovnik Airport was the relaxed security. Tourism might be the largest industry in the country and the security guards were not going to jeopardize any part of it. They barely looked at our passports; over a hundred people passed through he passport control in less than […]