Journal Entries

I try to do or make interesting things on a regular basis. Here are some words and photos about my exploits.

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

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

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 ...

Rimini, Italy

It took a couple of hours on the stupid hotel laptop but I now have a decent plan for the next week, which takes me up to the cruise, so I’m good for a couple ...

San Marino

The hotel has a very friendly front desk manager and a perfectly good WiFi network, but for some inexplicable reason they would rather hand me their laptop to use than to give me access to ...

Bologna to Rimini, Italy

Fairly pissed off with the world today. It started off well enough, with a breakfast of very good raisin pastry and cappucino (2.20 euros total) at a cafe near the albergo, but went downhill from ...

Bologna, Italy

I suppose today is a day to contemplate two towers, those gone and those still (barely) standing. (What’s up with the Italians and leaning towers, anyhow?!) It’s been a long hot day, and this is ...

Torino to Bologna, Italy

12:13 Torino Porta Nuova train station, waiting for the 11:55 to Bologna to depart. My compartment mate is a very friendly young Italian man who unfortunately only has 25 minutes in Bologna to catch his ...

Saluzzo – Crissolo, Italy

Today didn’t work out as planned. The idea was to take a bus from Saluzzo to Paesana, then take another bus on up the valley to Crissolo. From there I was hoping to get some ...

Saluzzo, Italy

I have just gorged myself on all kinds of goodness, and washed down with amazing wine. Not necessarily that the wine was amazing itself, but that it is sooooo good, and is still nothing special, ...

Nice to Saluzzo, Italy

I got up “too late”, at 07:50, and nearly missed my 09:01 train from Nice. Got on just in time, but that was a 2km fast walk with my full pack. The train I wanted ...

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Took a day trip to Monaco (part of one day is all I can afford). During the course of having one glass of rose at the Cafe de Paris, outside the Casino de Monte Carlo, ...