A Lesson in Cooking Peka, the Signature Dish of Croatia’s Dalmatia Region

One of the most popular meals in Croatia’s Dalmatia region is peka, a blend of vegetables and meat drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with herbs, and then baked to perfection under a bell-like dome, or ispod čripnje. You’ll see it listed on menus throughout the region, and if you are lucky enough to be invitedContinue reading “A Lesson in Cooking Peka, the Signature Dish of Croatia’s Dalmatia Region”

A Farewell to Trogir, Croatia

  “Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” -Henry David Thoreau Our time in Trogir, Croatia is rapidly ticking down, and we are getting sentimental about leaving this special corner of the world that we have called home for the past sevenContinue reading “A Farewell to Trogir, Croatia”

Shades of Vertigo: Climbing the Bell Tower in Trogir, Croatia

Sometimes, fear can get the best of you, and here in Trogir, Croatia, I must confess that it did. Whenever I explore a new city, I like getting high above it, and despite an aversion to heights, I’ve climbed some of Europe’s most iconic church towers: Notre Dame de Paris, Germany’s Ulm Cathedral and theContinue reading “Shades of Vertigo: Climbing the Bell Tower in Trogir, Croatia”

Sailing the Adriatic: A Day Trip from Trogir, Croatia

As our new friend’s sailboat, Jonathan III, powered itself away from the marina, I watched as the city of Trogir faded off into the distance, blending in with the sparkling blue horizon of the Adriatic. With each second, the 2,300 year-old town looked more and more like a tiny, medieval Lego land.

A Walking Tour of Trogir, Croatia

Trogir was our Croatian home away from home for two memorable months. This picturesque old town has a fascinating history that goes back more than 2,300 years — in fact, it’s actually situated on an island! During our first weeks in Trogir, we preferred to soak up the town’s details bit by bit, leaving muchContinue reading “A Walking Tour of Trogir, Croatia”

Photo du Jour: The Impish Canines of Trogir, Croatia

During the early morning hours, the streets of Trogir belong to the city’s canine residents. The dogs (known as pas in Croatian) roam the network of narrow streets in the old town, going about their business in a carefree manner. Many are leash-less and solo, out for an adventure in the ancient town. While out photographing lastContinue reading “Photo du Jour: The Impish Canines of Trogir, Croatia”

The Blue Skies of Trogir, Croatia

We’ve hit a bit of a wet patch of weather this week in Trogir, with rain dancing down onto the rooftops by day and by night. It’s the kind of weather that finds us making our own sunshine. Though I’m longing to explore more of this charming town on the Adriatic, as well as more ofContinue reading “The Blue Skies of Trogir, Croatia”