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Venice

A 5am start saw us sitting on a bus bound for Venice, via Slovenia. Outside of the summer season most of the ferries between Croatia and Italy aren’t running which makes bus the best (or only) form of transport between them. In a similar manner to Bosnia, Slovenia squeezes its way in between Italy and Croatia, […]

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Pula: Pizza and Pasta for a hungry duck

On a cold misty morning we regretfully left the roaring fire behind and started out on the very long drive back down out of the mountains. Ironically, to do this we first climbed up winding roads into more drizzly clouds. We crossed never-ending flat plains still bedecked in brown and orange shades where we passed lonely […]

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Plitvice Lakes

What was the end of summer along a barren and rocky coast, was mid-autumn further inland in the mountains. Once we were finally past all the surrounding mountain ranges, the winds dropped and the landscape changed dramatically. We had gone from 16+ degrees to 4 as it became evening and the rain clouds expelled their […]

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Splitting from Split

Split is somewhat like Dubrovnik in that it has an ‘Old City’ area that attracts all the tourists, and the remainder of the sprawling city is left to its own devices. The transport hub is located right alongside so the area around the pedestrianised streets is heavy with traffic. A redesigned marina area faces onto […]

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Dropping into Bosnia for some tea

On our last night in Dubrovnik the weather changed. We slept to the sound of thunder rolling across the sky while rain pattered on the skylight. The following morning was looking grim as the rain continued to fall. There was nothing but dark clouds on the horizon. Our local rental car representative showed up and “took us […]

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Dubrovnik: A haze of smoke

We spend a couple of days in Dubrovnik relaxing and taking it easy in what is mostly a pleasant place to visit.  Especially at this time of year when things are getting quieter, but the streets are still quite busy.  Tourists regularly spill out of buses and converge upon the narrow streets of the old […]

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Dubrovnik: Pearl of the Adriatic

It’s been almost a year since we last set foot outside of Ireland. A long year with many changes (and many more to come before the end of the year). Somehow we hadn’t managed to take a break at all during the year up until now, and were definitely feeling burnt out. We decided to […]

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