The early bird catches the worm, or in this case makes it to the national park before the throngs of tourist buses arrive. An early morning start was therefore necessary for the visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park, the oldest and largest nature reserve in Croatia and also a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site. A … Continue reading Water, Water Everywhere
The third leg of the Croatian adventure began with a refreshing breakfast on the terrace of Gradska Cavana Arsenal in the old arsenal building of Dubrovnik. Then off to the car rental agency to pick up the ride for the next couple days and on up towards the north along the scenic coastal road. The … Continue reading Driving Up the Dalmatian Coast
The town of Hvar was left behind in the morning, departing on a large catamaran around 9 am. The 3.5 hour ride from Hvar to Dubrovnik was quite uneventful, with the ship making a few stops at various islands along the way. Then a brisk and sweaty 3 km walk from the harbor to the … Continue reading Dubrovnik, the City of Stairs
Summer was just ending in the homeland, but a little warmth and sunshine were still needed. What better reason to go and explore the Dalmatian coast and islands of Croatia? Business class tickets in hand, a flight to Split was boarded on a Tuesday evening, ready for a week in the sun. After dropping the … Continue reading The Dalmatian Adventure Begins!
The summer weather in Finland wasn't all that great this year, so when vacation time finally arrived, it took a bit of pondering to decide how to make the most of the gray weather. Luckily, visiting museums and driving aroung in a car aren't too dependent on the weather, so off they took on a … Continue reading Museums and Sights of Southeastern Finland