Tag Archives: Croatia

The Road(s) to Hum

Halfway to Hum I thought we’d been had. “Are you sure this is a real place?” Jared asked. “There were signs,” I said. “It’s a real place.” As the car wheels crunched along the dirt road, we passed underneath a road bridge. The word ‘Hum’ and a directional arrow were spray painted on the concrete […]

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Truffle Pasta in Rovinj, Croatia

Jared and I drove to Croatia on a whim. Once we decided to go to Piran, Internet research led us to a little spot known as the Istrian peninsula, a place I had been unaware of until now. If Istria was located in Indiana, everyone would know about it. But because it’s north of Croatia’s […]

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Say It Isn’t So

I had a reality check today when we pulled into port in Split. My trip ends in one week.  On Saturday the 16th, I fly home to London.  Six weeks seemed endless, and I am sorry to face the fact that it is not.  The day I left for the sailing trip, I ran into […]

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No Fear

I got stung by a wasp on the boat this morning.  I think it is important to mention that I have been successfully been avoiding all stinging insects since the age of 5, when I was unjustly attacked on the playground.  But today, there I was, lazing around on the top deck when it happened.  […]

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Getting to Know You

As I mentioned before, 28 people on a boat.  We are sailing on a pretty good sized boat, but it s not exactly a yacht, so we had to get to know each other pretty quickly.  On the second night, this was accomplished by a time honored favorite, the animal game. What?  You say you […]

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It’s a Hard Knock Life

Right now I’m in Mljet, and I was happy to find that the lone hotel here has free wireless. I am sitting in the bar area, Toni Braxton is singing ‘Unbreak My Heart,’ and I am having a break from the sun, which is going full speed outside. There are about 28 people on my […]

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