At the beginning of 2020 – not for nothing, but doesn’t that seem like a decade ago? – Matt and I had a dream of nesting in an apartment we had recently purchased in Lucca, Italy. That dream, however, as much as we’ve tried, has stubbornly alluded us (aka the visa-saga). Maybe that struggle is … More View from Our Window(s) – Part I. Global Pandemic from the Perspective of Three Different Countries.
Matt and I recently marked what feels like a momentous occasion. We have now lived in an apartment above the outdoor vegetable market smack in the center of the lovely old town (stari grad) of Rovinj, on Croatia’s Istrian seaside, for 12 months – cumulative. (Naturally, this time has been split over many years of … More What’s It Like to Live in Rovinj, Croatia for 12 Months? Here’s 12+ Images to Share the Journey.
Raise your hand if you remember that bygone pleasure once known as the cocktail party? Those fabulous occasions when you gathered with friends, brushing elbows as you imbibed in favorite beverages, chatting about the day’s happenings, mundane to asinine; culminating with toasts in promise of doing it all over again, soon. Well, since none of … More Tales from a Traveling Life: The Sublime, Silly and Downright Strange. I: Laundry Days
No expectations. That’s the zone Matt and I were in the first time we traveled down the coast of Istria to Rovinj, Croatia. During that trip, eight years ago, our aim was escaping the tourist-clogged canals of Venice. While our love for Venice runs strong, we were in the mood for something different. We were … More Three Nights in Rovinj, Croatia. Here’s How to Experience and Sample All the Goodness.
A month ago what I knew about the island of Hvar could fit into a rakija shot glass. Hoards of revelers ferry here in July and August to party, dance, see and, mostly, be in scene. Celebrities from Beyonce to Ellen and Portia have been spotted here. The largest city, Hvar Town, is Croatia’s epicenter … More Stari Grad, Croatia – What to Know Before You Go