Piran, you pretty little thing

From captivating capital to charming countryside to cute coastal towns, Slovenia has been a delight. Piran, fulfilling the latter berth, is a real-life photographic highlights reel. Built on a peninsula jutting into the Adriatic, its red-roofed old town is beyond picturesque, from outside and within. Once ruled by the Venetians, Piran retains an Italian air […]

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An ode to Lyoo-blyah-nah, Slovenia

So, Ljubljana. Oh, Lyoo-blyah-nah (as I’m reliably informed it’s pronounced). What an absolute gem you are. Nestled amongst mountains and marshes, Slovenia’s tree-lined park-filled capital is phenomenally green. Indeed, it’s the current European Green Capital (2016). There are recycling centres on nearly every street, water is crystal clear and drinkable, and there’s ne’er a spot […]

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Krka Waterfalls were remarkable. Plitvice Lakes were incredible…

I’ve already written about the beautiful Krka National Park. Plitvice is like Krka on steroids. Bigger, bluer… better. Larger, longer, lusher. More waterfalls, more lakes, more water. More incredible shades of green and turquoise. But (not when we visited, anyway) that many more people. At least in terms of density. Plitvice is on a different […]

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From genocide to the seaside; eye-popping islands, waterfalls and wine in Split and its surrounds

Not entirely reluctantly we left the sombre realities of modern warfare behind and headed to Split, Croatia’s second city. A destination in itself and a base for trips to some of the country’s most popular spots including the surrounding islands (Hvar amongst them), Krka Waterfalls, and the world-famous Plitvice Lakes. An impressive 11% of Croatia […]

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