YOUTUBE EPISODE 15: OUR FINAL HURRAH IN HVAR

It’s been four months since we got back to Australia from this trip and I am still baffled as to how quickly the time has gone! Those four weeks in Croatia were over in a blink of an eye, but we are glad to share with you a slice of my father’s homeland, and to recount

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YOUTUBE EPISODE 14: TWO WEEKS IN DALMATIA

The next video in our three part Croatia vlog is up and ready to go! In this episode we move on from our week spent exploring the Istria region, and head down to meet up with my parents and the rest of my family who live in Dalmatia. We get a chance to unwind in

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YOUTUBE EPISODE 13: SEVEN DAYS IN ISTRIA

As promised, we’ve finally gotten around to putting together clips from our Croatia trip into a three part series over on our Youtube channel. In this episode we take you along on our honeymoon part of the four week holiday, which sees us driving around Istria and visiting some of the peninsula’s best known and

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EXPLORING HVAR ISLAND

Location: Jelsa, Croatia When I first visited Hvar as a young 20-something-year-old I was on a boozy sail Croatia tour that stopped in every party port on the southern Dalmatian coast. Fast forward ten years and I find myself driving a hire car onboard a ferry with my husband and two of my best friends

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A SHORT SIBENIK STAY

Location: Sibenik, Croatia I’ve heard a lot of people say that Croatia isn’t the off the beaten track tourist destination they hoped it would be; that prices are sky high and the cities and islands are overrun with misbehaving tourists clogging the cobblestone streets. In some places that would be a very accurate assessment, however there

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DUBROVNIK ON A BUDGET

LOCATION: DUBROVNIK, CROATIA What does the Venetian Republic, hoards of cruise liners full of elderly passengers, and Game of Thrones all have in common? You’ll find them in Dubrovnik! If Dubrovnik were a virtue it would be patience, yes patience, to deal with the imposed rulers, the crowds, and American Game of Throne fans who

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PULA OR POREC?

Location: Pula, Croatia Looking at a country or a region on a map can be very deceiving in that distances and elevation can be warped by our poor perception and missed understanding of the intricacies of geographic traits, and such was the case for our trip around Istria. Siu On and I had already explored

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ISTRIA’S HILL TOWNS

Location: Istria, Croatia The Istrian region has been described as the Tuscany of Croatia for its abundant and high quality produce. On a map it is the heart shaped pendant that dangles from the top of the country, and its heart land is one that drastically contrasts with its sea front fringe. One thing I

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ROMANCING IN ROVINJ

Location: Rovinj, Croatia When Siu On and I told people we were going to Istria for our honeymoon, everyone told us to visit Istria’s most romantic city Rovinj, and after a day there we understood why. With its polished white stone roads, glimpses of ocean vistas every which way you look, and couples sat at candle

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