Eating our way through Croatia

2017-09-14T09:49:37-07:00June 24th, 2009|Croatia|

We called this trip an eating vacation with a sailing problem! Here's Mike with a double dinner order of stuffed peppers and stuffed cabbages (just like his Croatian Mom used to make :) Lunch on [...]

Krka National Park Frogs

2017-09-14T09:49:37-07:00June 17th, 2009|Croatia|

The marsh frogs were in the mood for mating, and put on quite a show with their loud croaking. Do you know how a frog croaks? Much like humans, they fill up their lungs with [...]

KRKA National Park .

2017-09-14T09:49:38-07:00June 17th, 2009|Croatia|

Not too many national parks let you swim in their waterfalls - this one had designated areas where you were invited to take a dip. Lots of cascading waterfalls with lengthy boardwalk trails. Look at [...]

Croatian wildlife

2017-09-14T09:49:38-07:00June 17th, 2009|Croatia|

The sun is back and all is forgiven...we saw a pod of dolphins who followed us for a while, some swans with their babies (cygnets?), and went hiking with some burros!

This is Croatia!I

2017-09-14T09:49:38-07:00June 17th, 2009|Croatia|

Isn't it lovely? There are 1,185 islands in Croatia and about 47 of them are inhabited. We visited more of the southern islands: Hvar, Milna, Vis, Rogoznica, Skradin, Piskera, Telascica, Vodice. (I'm sure we butchered [...]

Sailing in Croatia

2017-09-14T09:49:38-07:00June 14th, 2009|Croatia|

Here is our "yacht" so to speak, rented for 2 weeks from Sunsail. If you look closely, I'm hanging our laundry on the railing with clothespins. 47.3 ft. long, 6 people sleeping on board, galley, [...]

Croatia, origin of the necktie

2017-09-14T09:49:38-07:00June 14th, 2009|Croatia|

OK guys, did you know that you can thank 17th century Croats for popularizing the necktie? After the 30 years war in 1618-1648, Croatian mercinaries fought in the French Service. Voila, the Parisians liked that [...]

We made it to Zagreb, Croatia

2017-09-14T09:49:38-07:00June 14th, 2009|Croatia|

Zagreb is the capital, and by far the largest city we've seen at 800,000 in populations. It had an juxtaposition of old and new unlike anywhere else in Croatia. Note the red "Konzum" sign behind [...]

Exploring the Limestone Caves

2017-09-14T09:49:38-07:00June 6th, 2009|Croatia|

Postojnska Jama is the largest limestone cave in Europe - and the largest we've ever been in. 20 kilometers! It's so huge that they take you on a train ride through the first part of [...]

Croatia’s bounty

2017-09-14T09:49:38-07:00June 6th, 2009|Croatia|

Where to start? The fish is outstanding, sometimes only a few hours out of the water. Restaurants bring you a platter with fish of the day, and you buy the whole fish that they grill [...]