One of the best ways to get a sense of a place is to have a view of the shoreline. That way, you get to see the whole of the city, wrapped up, postcard perfect, containing everyone as they go about their lives. Split was no different and sailing away from the shore slowly removed … Continue reading Sunset Boat Trip
One of the most striking sights around the Diocletian's Palace is the huge statue of, what appears to be, a giant wizard. We found him outside the Golden Gate of the palace, towering over the walls and surrounded by onlookers and two Roman guards (actually, two dudes in fancy dress, but who's checking?!). Despite looking … Continue reading Is that a Wizard or is he just taking a selfie?
Diocletian's Palace is a sprawling network of twisting, turning streets, ruins and basements. Whilst the palace walls house the marbled streets above, below street level are a warren of passages more fitting for a horror set than a palace of wealth. Most famous for their use in Game of Thrones, as a place to keep … Continue reading Diocletian’s Palace and the Basements Below
Standing on a narrow wooden walkway, inches above a fast-flowing roar of water, my heart was pounding. There were no barriers and no safety rails. A small hand rail ran round some sections of the walkway, but disappeared at various points around the trail. This was Plitvice Lakes. A national park in Croatia, around 3 … Continue reading Plitvice Lakes: Where else can you walk over a waterfall?