While we were traveling, we lived in four different countries (seven different cities) and experienced three different languages (Croatian, Italian, and Spanish). We learned a few words in Croatian and Italian (and always try to learn a few pleasantries like “hello,” “goodbye,” “thank you,” “may i have,” etc. no matter where we go). (Spanish […]
I thought we’d posted all of our Bagnoregio photos, but I forgot that we had this whole set from “New Bagnoregio,” which is where we actually lived (not in the Civita). I mentioned in a previous post that we thought it was funny the locals called everything outside the Civita “New Bagnoregio,” because that part […]
Bagnoregio was quite the sleepy town–there were about five restaurants in the whole town, and most of them closed pretty early (or had no ‘regular hours’ to speak of). And night life was nonexistent…not even the one local bar stayed open past nine or so. But, then again, when you can have a few dirt-cheap […]
I’ve been staring at this post for about ten minutes and am still struggling to find a way to describe the Civita di Bagnoregio. When we were trying to decide where to live in Italy, all we knew was that we wanted to be in the heart of Tuscany. I think I Googled ‘small charming […]
Krka National Park is one of Croatia’s top tourist destinations–it covers a wide area surrounding the 73km (45 mile) long Krka River and includes a handful of extraordinary waterfalls. The park is a fairly short drive away from all of the major cities on the Dalmatian coast, so it’s easy to catch a bus or […]
After visiting the St. Nicholas fortress, we headed to Prvić and Zlarin, two of the “main” islands, but don’t let that fool you–they were tiny (a handful of buildings scattered about and one restaurant on each island). They were virtually deserted except for a few locals.
We’reeeee back–and with a new look! I really like it and hope you do, too. To christen the new blog, we are going back to our time on the Adriatic…and this time, things are getting interesting with an island tour and a fortress in the sea. Croatia has a massive archipelago, including 250 islands off […]
It’s Sunday night and I’m sitting on a set of stairs in the underbelly of a thousand-year-old fortress listening to a woman sing in French, her voice rising above the sound of chatter (in a handful of languages) and chinking glasses, just…piercing me. With a glass of wine in one hand and the hand of […]
The Cathedral of St. James is the main tourist site in Šibenik, Croatia, and for good reason–it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site in the center of the old city and a crazy cool blend of architectural influences.
Šibenik is one of those places that you want to tell everyone about but also kind of keep a secret at the same time because it’s so beautiful and uncrowded during the summer months. It has everything you could ask for in a perfect summer vacation spot: a beautiful beach, views of the sea […]