Musings on Montenegro

Montenegro is an interesting little country, the size of Connecticut and with a population of about 650,000. While other countries of the former Yugoslavia were involved in bloody wars in the 1990s, Montenegro sat quietly by waiting for the dust to settle. In 1996, as the Yugoslavian Dinar declined, Montenegro adopted the Deutsch Mark, and … Continue reading Musings on Montenegro

Split: The Diocletian Palace and more

Those who know anything about Split, Croatia know it as the site of the palace or ‘retirement home’ of the 4th century Roman ruler, Diocletian. Although little is left of the original palace, it serves as the heart of Split’s Old Town, or Stari Grad, and has been modified over time, serving as living quarters … Continue reading Split: The Diocletian Palace and more

Plitvice Lakes: A Wonderland of Waterfalls

Plitvice Lakes National Park is a must-see in Croatia. Located between Zagreb and Split, it is home to some of the most beautiful lakes and abundant waterfalls we’ve ever seen. Waterfalls are seemingly everywhere – above you and below your feet as your walk across boardwalks, and where there aren’t waterfalls there are lakes of … Continue reading Plitvice Lakes: A Wonderland of Waterfalls

Ljubljana: A city to love in Slovenia

Ljubljana is an old city in a very young country. It has a laid-back ambience complete with a car-free Old Town and tourist boats lazily puttering up and down the Sava River. Outdoor cafes line the riverwalk. In addition to a thriving tourist industry, Ljubljana is home to University of Ljubljana with a thriving student … Continue reading Ljubljana: A city to love in Slovenia

Zagreb: A Quirky Place with a Difficult History

We were advised not to visit Zagreb by the Croatian cousin of my friend, Sherri, when we were making our travel plans earlier this year. It would be too hot in August, he told us, and, besides, there’s not much to see there. He recommended Split and Dubrovnik, which are places we are also going. … Continue reading Zagreb: A Quirky Place with a Difficult History

Lake Bled, Slovenia: More than just another pretty place

The beautiful Lake Bled was a late add to our travel itinerary and what a wonderful addition it was. Lots of people have seen the lovely pictures of the little church on the island in the middle of the blue waters of Lake Bled, with alps in the background. What else did the area have … Continue reading Lake Bled, Slovenia: More than just another pretty place