FINDING BALANCE ON CRES

Looking back, I think that the island of Cres was my favourite location in Croatia. Reached and left by the Jadrolinija car ferry it sits between the Istrian peninsular and Krk island. As the latter is connected to the mainland by a bridge you can island hop to continue your journey through the country. Disembarking … Continue reading

CROATIA – FIRST IMPRESSIONS

I slipped into Croatia from the north west after leaving Padua. Entering the country this way one can descend into the heart shaped peninsula of Istria where the nearby Italian influence is still felt. My first experience in Croatia was an immersion in its natural beauty. Istria has both beautiful shorelines and a lush green … Continue reading

I AM PENSIVE IN PADUA

A question.  Can a garden be as artistic as a fresco? For what is art? If it is about expression, beauty, the effect on the beholder, some essence transmitted from a creator to a recipient, then surely both can count. This was the question I pondered in Padua. Padua is famous for the Scrovegni Chapel … Continue reading