The Most Beautiful Library

Paying my €8, I grumbled about the cost of a visit to, what was in fact, one room. I soon regretted my grumbles. This ended up being the best €8 I spent in Vienna by a country mile. The State Hall aimed to be a demonstration of grandeur and power when it was first built. … Continue reading The Most Beautiful Library

Sunset Boat Trip

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

Is that a Wizard or is he just taking a selfie?

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 and the Basements Below

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