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Makarska, Croatia

Makarska, Croatia

Camera is now also dead, along with the laptop, GPS, and my patience with this whole endeavour. Cruise is over tomorrow, then I can get off the boat and start fixing this mess. May write ...
Trstenik to Korčula, Croatia

Trstenik to Korčula, Croatia

Up early, decided to go for a walk up the hill above Trstenik. Found the winemaker we had visited last night (went to watch the harvest getting crushed and de-stemmed, and to taste some of ...
Dubrovnik to Trstenik, Croatia

Dubrovnik to Trstenik, Croatia

09:40: Well… I feel better, physically at least, than I probably deserve. Mentally… been better. Very lazy day, as expected after the spectacle last night. We aren’t going any place of cultural interest, just ...
Mljet to Dubrovnik, Croatia

Mljet to Dubrovnik, Croatia

Been up and on deck since 06:15 watching the sunrise over the islands and mountain ranges. Had two dreams last night, hopefully not prophetic. In the first a group of us (from the cruise) were ...
Hvar to Mljet, Croatia

Hvar to Mljet, Croatia

On the Turkish gulet “Javorka”, somewhere between Hvar and Mljet islands: Yesterday got a little bit crazy, and then a lot crazy. It eventually became clear that we weren’t going to get through on the ...
Split, Hvar, Croatia

Split, Hvar, Croatia

06:30, on a bus somewhere. Should have been in Split 2 hours ago. We stopped around 03:00 (?) at the side of the road. I figured engine trouble, or driver break, or something, and kept ...
Sarajevo to Split, sorta

Sarajevo to Split, sorta

Start location: Sarajevo, Bosnia End location: On a bus somewhere south of Split, Croatia Sarajevo Pivara (brewery): Experienced a new kind of entertainment for the locals this morning: Go to the “pigeon square” with ...
Mostar to Sarajevo, BiH

Mostar to Sarajevo, BiH

Mostar train station: You can tell they don’t have a lot of rail travelers here – the ticket window (no self-serve machines) only opens 1/2 hour before the trains depart, which is easier than it ...
Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

I am safe and sound here in Sarajevo, but I am having techinical difficulties ranging from a dead laptop to see-through swimming trunks and no clean underwear. Gotta sort all that out, plus lunch, before ...
Mostar and Podvelezje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar and Podvelezje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Location: Mostar, Bosna i Hercegovina Excursion: Smajkici Managed to get up at 06:50 to catch the sunrise on the Stari Most (the famous old bridge), but shouldn’t really have bothered: the sun didn’t rise over ...
Split to Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Split to Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Got to Split no problem. Got to laundrette, no Julie (the woman who had been arranging my cruise for me). Woman who was there was very friendly. Said nice new public showers were on ...
Rimini-Ancona-Split, Croatia

Rimini-Ancona-Split, Croatia

Up at 07:20, shower, shave, some packing, and breakfast at Morri’s (sounds like a movie?). I’ve discovered shaving oil, by accident (it was the first thing to catch my eye at HEMA, and in good ...
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