Zadar (5 to 7 July 2018)

Yet another marble port town dating to the Venetian empire.  We thought we’d seen enough of them, and really only came here as a convenient point to exit Croatia.  We ended up thinking this was…

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Plitvice Lakes (4 and 5 July 2018)

Plitvice Lakes National Park is a 295 sq. km reserve in central Croatia preserving a series of 16 terraces lakes joined by waterfalls.  It is the largest and oldest national park in Croatia, and has…

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Split (30 June to 3 July 2018)

Can’t find a retirement village you like?  Build your own! The only Roman Emperor ever to retire, Diocletian had the white marble Diocletian’s Palace built between 295 and 305AD as his retirement home.  After his…

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Korcula (23 and 24 June 2018)

It’s tempting to call Korcula ‘Dubrovnik lite’.   It is smaller than Dubrovnik, with a population of only about 2,700 people.  But like Dubrovnik it is an old Venetian port, it has a marvellously intact…

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Mjlet Island (19 to 22 June 2018)

Leaving Dubrovnik on an early morning ferry, the light over the small islands was lovely. We were headed for Saplunara, a village on the island of Mjlet with a resident population of only 70 people.…

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