Perfection at Plitvice National Park

From our base at Split we were perfectly placed to visit some of the stunning natural scenery that Croatia has to offer. And where better to see some of the very best on offer than at some of the country’s national parks. First up was the three and a half hour trip to Plitvice Lakes, theContinue reading “Perfection at Plitvice National Park”

Split sights and beachlife

After surviving the climb to the top of the bell tower, we headed out and about to grab a snapshot of the sights of Split. Artwork nestles against the ancient mellow stones while a shoal of rainbow fish wiggle tantalisingly for shoppers. Bouganvilla blazes on every house and hides even the most broken down ofContinue reading “Split sights and beachlife”

Head for heights in Split

Pretty Split is a maze of little back alleys, sun drenched courtyards and cosmopolitan feeling harbour front. Here’s Neil, making it all slightly less classy with his beer. . The city lives cheek by jowl with its history thanks to the main attraction the Diocletian Palace. The palace was built by the Roman emperor Diocletian at theContinue reading “Head for heights in Split”

St John’s fortress and harbour

The old town of Dubrovnik is defended and encircled by formidable walls and incorporates the imposing St John’s fortress. The St. John Fortress, often called Mulo Tower, is a complex monumental building on the southeastern side of the old city port, controlling and protecting its entrance. The first fort was built in the mid 14thContinue reading “St John’s fortress and harbour”

Dubrovnik – pearl of the adriatic

For years I have dreamt of visiting Dubrovnik. Seduced by the iconic pictures of St John’s fortress imposingly towering over the Adriatic while a picture postcard beach shimmers in the foreground. Well now I’ve managed it! Having just spent an incredible but all to short week in Croatia,as usual making a mad dash around aContinue reading “Dubrovnik – pearl of the adriatic”