Category Archives: Croatia travel

Alfresco dining in Grešna Gorica, Croatia

The final adventure of my Slovenia/Croatia tour a couple of years ago was dinner at Grešna Gorica, a Croatian “agriturismo” in the Zagorje region. After a visit to Kumrovec, Tito’s restored home town (see previous post), our bus took a small … Continue reading

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Plitvice Lakes, Croatia – a slide show

I love cities, but there is a wealth of natural beauty in northern Croatia at Plitvice Lakes National Park. Waterfalls, gorges, rock faces and caves, lakes and ponds of all sizes in vistas large and small make for an exhilarating trek. … Continue reading

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Perking up pictures with Photoshop

I’m spending more time on the blog and playing around a little bit with Photoshop. It’s one of those skills that requires a lot of repetition and it’s easier for me to learn how to use this software by concentrating … Continue reading

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Loving Croatia

Tuesday was my last full day in Rovinj, my new favorite destination in Europe. It is on the Adriatic and ‘Mediterranean sunny’; red tiled roofs; an ancient church in the middle of town at the highest point; narrow, winding alleyways … Continue reading

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Round two of the spring trip 2013

Now it’s buon giorno and dobry dan. I did get my seafood dinner in Barceloneta overlooking the Mediterranean. Started with a glass of sparkling cava (why not?), accompanied by bread with garlic and tomato, a small bowl of olives and … Continue reading

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First impressions of Dubrovnik

The first city I visited last year on my Croatia/Slovenia sojourn was Dubrovnik. I was able to a day there on my own getting acquainted with the city before the package tour started. The bus from the airport stops at Pile … Continue reading

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A visit to Kumrovec, Croatia – Tito’s hometown

The last day of the Croatia-Slovenia tour I took in Sept 2012 included an excursion to Kumrovec, Croatia. Located in northern Croatia about 40 miles from Zagreb, it sits practically on the border with Slovenia. There is a modern town … Continue reading

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