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THIS BLOG IS NOT FOR SALE

THIS BLOG IS NOT FOR SALE

Onward we marched towards the civilized chaos of Kampala. We left early in the morning hoping to get into town before rush-hour traffic. What we didn’t realize is that it is ALWAYS rush hour in Kampala. In our haste we also managed a critical oversight; we missed the...
Sicily

Sicily

We left Dubrovnik and Croatia on Friday night. The very efficient ferry (take note DFDS!!) deposited us in Bari, Southern Italy on Saturday morning. We had a few missed turns out of Bari, very stressful as I’m sure mot of the people have comedy driving licences...
Who arranged the water to fall like this?

Who arranged the water to fall like this?

In Croatia, we visited two national parks. The biggest and oldest one, and one less known in the South. Both were more than worth it! Plitvicka jezera Visiting the national park “Plitviczka jezera” (lakes of Plitvic) is like entering a fairyland. Although...

Croatia

Our pics from Croatia: Coast, national parks Plitvicka jezera and Krka, and Dubrovnik. Continue reading our Croatia travel guide! The post Croatia appeared first on Backroad...
Croatia

Croatia

12/2010 I only travelled across the Dalmatian coast of Croatia which is a very small part of the country but the prettiest one. So what you read here is just my route across the coast. I knew I was going to visit a country that had come out of a civil war so it would...
Bosnia@Herzegovina

Bosnia@Herzegovina

12/2010 The land between today’s Croatia and Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, was the area that in the conflict of 1993 had the worst bombings and massacres from both Croatians and Serbians. Even today the country is divided in three different parts. In the northwest...
Ljubljana, Slovenia 

Ljubljana, Slovenia 

We have a day to explore the lovely city of Ljubljana and from the minute we pull into town I know it will not be enough. It’s far too lovely to want to leave it so soon. But we will make the most of the time we have.  The old city is built along the banks...
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Moving further south along the coast we finally come to the spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik. Some form of settlement has been here for more than a thousand years.  I remember seeing horrific and saddening photos of it after the bombings it sustained during the...
Zadar and Split, Croatia

Zadar and Split, Croatia

Our tour leads us along the dramatic Adriatic coast to the city of Zadar. We pass a marker telling us when we cross the 45th parallel.  And we stop at a roadside cafe decorated with stuffed animals for a lunch of goulash and beer.          Then on to Zadar where we...
“Come to beautiful Croatia”

“Come to beautiful Croatia”

Imagine the Count from Sesame Street for a moment and try to recall his recognizable deep-for-a-muppet Transylvanian voice and accent. Instead of slowly counting off single-digit numbers, he hypnotically croons to you the slow syllables “Come to beautiful...