When it comes to heights, I’m a bit of an acrophobe. When I went to the Blarney Castle – determined to kiss the famed stone that endows the kisser with the gift of gab – it took a strange Irish man, my husband-to-be, and my future father-in-law ten minutes to coax me to smooch the stone.Continue reading “Photo du Jour: Living on the Edge – Trogir, Croatia”
“Traveling is almost like talking with men of other centuries.” René Descartes How Trogir tempts me with its fanciful flourishes fit for a fairy tale! At almost every turn in the Croatian town’s labyrinthine lanes, there emerge weathered faces, coats of arms, religious motifs, and even a nautical-inspired element. Embarking on a grocery shopping mission is aContinue reading “Flourishes Fit for a Fairy Tale: Admiring the Details in Trogir, Croatia”
“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” Freya Stark If there’s anything we’ve learned from mostly living on the road these past 15 months, it’s that travel can be disorienting, but in a lovely sort of way. One week ago, we left our winter wonderlandContinue reading “Getting Acquainted with Trogir, Croatia”
Dubrovnik, Croatia is seen through an ancient wall’s peep hole. The walled city is often referred to as “Pearl of the Adriatic,” and it’s no wonder why, given the city’s commanding views and strategic location. The city’s economy was once based on maritime trade.