Ljubjana, Rainy Ljubljana

(This is the 12th post of our Croatia-Budapest trip, June-July 2014) Wednesday, June 25 Happy Slovenian Independence Day! What this translates out to mean for tourists is: limited openings, noon closings, no market, no easy food, and especially for us: the rain we've been trying to dodge for two days has finally arrived. On top… Continue reading Ljubjana, Rainy Ljubljana

We’re Learning How to Say Ljubljana

(This is the 11th post of our Croatia-Budapest trip, June-July 2014) Tuesday, June 24  For those of you who are keeping track, it's Tuesday and this is Slovenia. . . Ljubljana, to be exact, and we have learned how to say it (mostly). But before we do anything else, it's breakfast. Juices, hot milk, cereals… Continue reading We’re Learning How to Say Ljubljana

Arriving in Ljubljana

(This is the tenth post of our Croatia-Budapest Trip, June-July 2014.) Monday June 23 We found our way to our hotel (check the front Croatia page for hotel info) and since it was nearing dinner time, we dropped our luggage and walked toward the main part of the pedestrian downtown, walking over this poem (?)… Continue reading Arriving in Ljubljana

Beautiful (and Quiet) Buzet

(This is the eighth post of our Croatia-Budapest Trip, June-July 2014.) Sunday June 22 We pulled away from House Tina, and took the country road north towards Karlovac, where our proprietor had been living in a camp during the war.  Along the way we lots of houses with bullet holes and shrapnel damage, but there… Continue reading Beautiful (and Quiet) Buzet

House Tina (Plitvice Lakes, part II)

This is the seventh post of our Croatia-Budapest Trip, June-July 2014.) Saturday, June 21 At the end of our Plitvice hike, we made our way to the car and headed north on the highway towards House Tina, a small hostel recommended by travel guru Rick Steves.  It looked new on Trip Advisor (an online source… Continue reading House Tina (Plitvice Lakes, part II)

Plitvice Lakes National Park

(This is the sixth post of our Croatia-Budapest Trip, June-July 2014.) Saturday, June 21 In the morning we showered en suite in the tiny, but immaculate shower, packed up (easy to do with half my clothes gone) and thought we'd go up the street to get some baked goods at the bakery the landlady mentioned. … Continue reading Plitvice Lakes National Park

Split — in Croatia

(This is the fifth post of our Croatia-Budapest Trip, June-July 2014.) Friday, June 20 Today started out with getting our car rental, finding our way out of town, then "Where's the map?" "I don't have the map." "Yes, you do.  It was on your nightstand at home.  You were supposed to bring the Budapest book… Continue reading Split — in Croatia

Dubrovnik, then heading out

(This is the fourth post of our Croatia-Budapest Trip, June-July 2014.) Thursday, June 19 Gundelic Square the morning after the Big Game.  We head to the Konsum store and buy breakfast, as well as some hairspray and a chocolate bar.  Just the necessities. We venture out on the square to spot this Mr. Gundelic, atop… Continue reading Dubrovnik, then heading out

Dubrovnik Slows Our Pace

(This is the third post of our Croatia-Budapest Trip, June-July 2014.) Wednesday, June 18 This is the view from our third-story window, towards the left, overlooking Gundelic Square. This is looking straight ahead (taken on the first night we arrived). And this is looking right, towards the steps heading up towards The Church of St.… Continue reading Dubrovnik Slows Our Pace