Monthly Archives: September 2021

Croatia September 29, 2021

We left Split at 6 am and motored to the island of Hvar where we anchored out in a calm bay. We tendered into shore and met Karmen, our tour guide for the morning.  Hvar is viewed by many as … Continue reading

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Croatia September 28, 2021

We docked in Split last night after leaving Sibenik. In the 4th century AD the Roman Emperor Diocletian built a huge palace for his retirement not far from Salona, where he was born.  He was the first Roman Emperor to … Continue reading

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Day 7 Monday September 27, 2021

We explored some of the Adriatic’s most stunning landscapes today. Our first stop was Krka National Park, where waterfalls tumble through dramatic gorges. At this time of year the water was low; it is more dramatic and forceful after the … Continue reading

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Croatia Day 6 Sunday September 26, 2021

We left our hotel at 8:30 am, heading south to Zadar, where we will board La Perla, late this afternoon. We passed through a lush countryside dotted with tiny villages and churches, and farms. Stefan briefed us on our schedule … Continue reading

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Croatia Day 5 September 25, 2021

Touring Roman Pula and the Istrian Peninsula We explored one of the most beautiful regions of western Croatia on a full-day tour of the Istrian Peninsula. As we drove into the countryside, we drove through. Grey Istria, called that because … Continue reading

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Croatia Day 4 September 24, 2021

Discover the Opatija Riviera After breakfast this morning, we traveled up the hill to Moscenice, a mountain top town which is one of the oldest settlements in the region.  Our guide here was Vensa, a local resident, who runs the … Continue reading

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Croatia – Day 3 September 23, 2021

Travel overland to Opatija, with a Croatian farm experience We traveled to to the seaside city of Opatija through the Croatian Highland .  On the bus, we learned that Croatia will move to the euro as their currency in 2023. … Continue reading

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Croatia Day 2 September 22, 2021

Today we set off into the countryside to visit Kumrovec, a preserved open-air museum because it’s the birthplace of Josip Broz Tito — the Yugoslavian communist revolutionary (and later, dictator) who led the resistance to the Nazi and the fascist … Continue reading

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Croatia Day 1 September 21, 2021

We met our expert local guide this morning for a tour of Zagreb to view the city’s impressive landmarks. Inez was dressed in traditional Croatian garb and carrying a traditional Croatian umbrella making her easy to pick out in a … Continue reading

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Slovenia Day 3 September 20, 2021

We left Lake Bled after breakfast heading for the Slovenian capitol of Ljubljana. Lake Bled was socked in this morning and rain was predicted. We all resorted to rain gear and umbrellas, better prepared than last night. Sure enough, it … Continue reading

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