Category Archives: historical sight

Dubrovnik’s Franciscan Monastery

  Franciscan Monastery The Franciscan Monastery Museum (Franjevacki Samostan-Muzej). This monastery was very photogenic, so we have MANY pictures. Please scroll through and enjoy! This monastery museum is just inside the Pile Gate, off Stradun. You enter through the door … 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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Time on Korcula Island

Korcula (pronounced “Kort-chula) On our way between Split and Dubrovnik we stayed on Korcula Island on the Croatian Dalmatian coast, and were very happy that we chose this as our island stop-over. The town of Korcula is not large and … Continue reading

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Diocletian’s Palace: From the Basement Up

    Seeing How a Complicated Palace-City Fits Together More to visit in Split It’s also really interesting to do a visit of the old Palace Basement Halls (Podromi) (40 kn per adult, just under US$6). It’s easiest to enter … Continue reading

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Split: The Whole City-Palace is One Giant Site/Sight

    As I mentioned before, the main pleasure in Split, Croatia, is just wandering around the Old City, especially inside the old palace walls and close by. In this way, you’ll see the four main gates; walk through the … Continue reading

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Splendid Split—An Overview

The palace-city of Split has a split personality—but in the best possible way This fascinating Croatian port city is so photogenic that we couldn’t stop taking pictures. So, this post is very picture-heavy—please keep scrolling, and enjoy!! The crown jewel … Continue reading

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Lake Bled’s Island of Love and Legends

  The Island (Otok), on the SW end of the lake, is picturesque and fun to visit, and is often called a fairy-tale island as it seems to float on Lake Bled. I’d say that almost every visitor to Bled … Continue reading

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Ljubljana’s Dragon

Ljubljana: Another city with a dragon symbol and story (remember earlier we met up with Krakow’s Smok Wawelski, a fearsome creature, https://viviennemackie.wordpress.com/2015/07/24/smok-wawelski-krakows-dragon/ ) Ljubljana’s dragon doesn’t seem to be quite as scary, but it’s just as prevalent. The dragon has … Continue reading

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Meet The Locals 2: In Budapest

Meet the Locals 2: In Budapest   After the somberness of the House of Terror, we need something a little more light-hearted. So…Continuing with the fun theme of Meeting the Locals (both human and not), we move to Budapest. Castle … Continue reading

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