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About viviennemackie

Avid traveler, travel writer and photographer. In an earlier life I was a psychologist, but now am an ESL teacher. Very interested in multiculturalism, and how travel can expand one's horizons, understanding and tolerance.

Panoramic Views from Panorama

    In Dubrovnik (Croatia) the restaurant on top of Mount Srd (pronounced ‘surge’) behind the walled medieval city is aptly named “Panorama”. We went up in the cable car, and from the top the view can only be described … Continue reading

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Dubrovnik: Fort of St Lawrence

Fort of St Lawrence (Tvrdava Lovrijenac) Our tickets for entry to the City Walls were also valid for entry to the Fort of St Lawrence, if used on the same day (100 kuna per person, about US$ 14.50). We went … Continue reading

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Dubrovnik From The Walls

Dubrovnik’s nickname is the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, an apt and justified name. The Old Town, with thick medieval walls, juts into the sea. Inside the ramparts the pedestrian-only Old Town is a jumble of narrow, steep alleys leading up … Continue reading

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Eating in Dubrovnik: Lady Pi-Pi

Lady Pi-Pi: Named after a voluptuous, very graphic statue at the entrance. Rod and I had been to Lady Pi-Pi on our last visit to Dubrovnik, on the recommendation of our apartment landlady. We loved it, for many reasons, and wanted to … Continue reading

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Staying in Dubrovnik

In Dubrovnik we stayed at Eddie’s Sea View Rooms, Old Town. The rooms are in an old house, just outside the main city walls, by the Pile Gate (main entrance into the old walled city). On a previous visit we … Continue reading

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Just For Fun—-Signs

Just For Fun We found these signs on the toilets at Matusko Winery on the Peljesac Peninsula (see previous post). Interesting that the winery has chosen a nautical theme!    

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Wine in Other Places: Croatia

  Matuško Winery We’re on the way from Korcula to Dubrovnik Pero of Apartments Lenni arranged for a driver to transfer us from Korcula to Dubrovnik, with stops at a winery, and the town of Ston on the Pelješac Peninsula … Continue reading

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Korcula’s St Mark’s Cathedral

St Mark’s Cathedral (Katedrala Sv. Marka) on Korcula As I mentioned in the previous post about sights in Korcula Old Town, the cathedral has some interesting points. It’s on the top main street of Old Town roughly in the middle … Continue reading

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Main Official Sights in Korcula

(My apologies for a gap in posting here: I’ve been away and I’ve been sick) For us, the main pleasure in Old Korcula Town is just wandering around the Old Town, absorbing the atmospheric old narrow lanes and old buildings … Continue reading

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Dinners in Old Town Korcula

Eating in Korcula’s Old Town I wrote about lunches before so, now, dinner time: Note: I have a lot of pictures for this, so please be patient and scroll through.     Two places along the waterfront walkway that we … Continue reading

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