DUBROVNIK – WHITE CITY, RED ROOFS

  I looked down at the orange-red terracotta roofs of Dubrovnik from the city walls and remembered the statistic that two out of three were replacements as they had been hit by missiles in the attack on Dubrovnik in 1991 when around 2,000 shells were fired on the city. Almost three-quarters of the buildings were … Continue reading

CROATIA – COUNTRY OF CONTRAST

The contrasting faces of Croatia can come as rather a shock. On first entering Croatia I had been struck by its natural beauty, an impression which only strengthened as I travelled down its length for soon the glory of its natural parks was added to the spectacular coastline. Plitvice Park is probably the most renowned … Continue reading

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