Simply Irresistible

I encountered these lovely ladies on a visit to Konavle, a particularly lush region just 18 kilometers southeast of Dubrovnik . The agriturismo movement is catching on here, which is only natural in a region where eating what one grows is standard operating practice. My friends and I enjoyed a fabulous meal featuring Peka – a traditional Dalmatian dish of slow roasted veal and potato dish cooked under a dome in a bed of embers and … Continue reading Simply Irresistible

Time to Split |Croatia

Split may be best known for Diocletian’s Palace, built as a “retirement home” for the emperor in the early 4th century.  The city has countless other charms due to its Adriatic coast location including beaches, water sports, access to the beautiful islands just off its coast, and delicious cuisine featuring the local seafood. The 60 meter 14th century campanile of the  Cathedral of Saint Duje … Continue reading Time to Split |Croatia

Croatia | Lavander Man and Other Reasons to Visit Hvar

  Call me cynical, but I was prepared not to like Hvar. After all, everyone else does and it turns out for good  reason. An afternoon in Hvar town is plenty, unless you are into the party scene which rages after midnight. Otherwise, visit the fort, the church and the museum before heading for the hills. Stari Grad is a charming port and one of the oldest cities … Continue reading Croatia | Lavander Man and Other Reasons to Visit Hvar

Meet Me in Mljet | Croatia

The Benedictine monks who settled on Mljet in the 12th century knew a good thing when they saw it. Their monastery still stands on the islet of St. Mary on the Great Lake (Veliko Jezero) within the National Park at the north of the island. You can explore via the numerous hiking trails and mountain bikes are easy to rent on arrival. If you travel … Continue reading Meet Me in Mljet | Croatia

No “Ston” Unturned in Croatia

Salt and Oysters – what could be better.  If you drive an hour from Dubrovnik, you reach the towns of Ston and Mali Ston on the Pelješac peninsula.  The two communities are connected by a seven kilometer wall that dates to the 15th century when it was the second line of defense for the Republic of Ragusa. The salt flats in Ston (each named for a different saint)  t … Continue reading No “Ston” Unturned in Croatia