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Sep 8, 2017 - Makarska, Croatia

Last night was interesting. Oscars Nightclub was right below us. With windows closed, we could still hear the music. We went to sleep anyway long before they shut down at midnight. Later Gord go up and opened the window. Later still, there was a loud clap of thunder followed several minutes later by several more.....and Gord woke too. Then came the rain. It was still raining this morning as we ran across the parking lot to our car luggage in tow. We had problems convincing Cleo to go the route we wanted to go. But with some insistent...

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Nov 1, 2012 - Tuesday 30th October to Wednesday 31st October-Off to Makarska!

Hello again, After leaving Zadar we were on the road again - off to Makarska! And what a beautiful place it is! Our hotel was quite luxurious - hotel Osejava- in such a beautiful location - walking distance to everything! The photos just don't do justice to how beautiful this place is! The view from our room was something to behold - the Adriatic in front and the mountains behind are just so spectacular! I just couldn't get enough of that view! We loved everything about Makarska! On Wednesday we took a drive to Medugorje over the border...

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May 18, 2009 - Sophies day

Saturday 16th May. Sophie’s birthday so sang happy birthday twice as Joe picked up phone and sounded like his sister. She will be walking around town today in new shoes with shocking pink laces and florescent socks. Nigel would have been proud! The rest of the day walked around Makarska, read books and imbibed a few just like any other English holidaymaker and there are a few at this hotel. Lazy but enjoyable day!

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May 18, 2009 - Dubrovnic

Friday 15th May. Left for a day in Dubrovnic just 95 miles away but did not count on a 2.5 hour journey time. Reached there at about 1.00pm and spent nearly four hours there, it could have been four days. What a fantastic place! The old town, built on a promontory jutting out like a tongue into a narrow bay, is surrounded completely by high defensive walls following the cliff faces on the seaward side and rising up the hill on the land side. As recommended by the travel guide I walked the walls (Judy finds it difficult to walk next to a...

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May 18, 2009 - Rocky road

Thursday 14th May. On the move again after extended farewells to Stife and his family, they really know how to run a good hotel. We would highly recommend it and the Pakostane area for a quiet family holiday. Our plan was to bypass Trogir, Split and Omis, find a hotel and then come back to them and visit Dubrovnic from the same hotel. Following the coast road we reached Split around noon and took 75 minutes to get through a massive hold up which suddenly cleared with no obvious reason for the stoppage. Split is a huge city with lines of...

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Oct 6, 2006 - Taking Steve around.

Here I am again. We met Steve (Tonys friend) at his hotel this morning and walked down through the town starting along the beach. Nik wanted to see if there were any new CDs and we found some quite good compilations. Steve also found a couple of CDs that he liked the sound of. From there we walked along the harbour front and as it was nearing midday, we caught a taxi bus to Tučepi. As we were talking to each other in the taxi, one of the passengers spoke some English to us and it turned out to be the son in law of the Viskovichs we had...

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Aug 24, 2006 - Korcula Island

On the ferry no problem, we arrived in Korcula at 10am. We drove out to Lumbarda and went swimming at Plaza Przina, as well as all falling asleep in the warm sun! We continued on around the island coast and found another spot at Prizba to go swimming. Here we also found our first freshwater shower for 4 days! We ended up staying the night at Istruga in a quiet carpark & played rummy. After another swim in the morning, Shelley & Ros sneaked into an outdoor shower at a hotel - Hotel Feral! We headed back to Korcula town and parked in a...

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Jun 10, 2006 - Riding the Peljesac Peninsula

June 10 Rode to Drace on the Peljesac penninsula. Our inland ride through low treed hills and farm fields led us seaside to a campground and restaurant serving fresh garlic-butter bathed muscles. June 11 Rode to Orabic, a small town on the peninsula tip. There we enjoyed the simple life in a small village with a walkway along the water and lovely sunset views.

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Jun 2, 2005 - Korcula

Sorry for the extra SPAM, we found a XP machine and were able to upload about 22 photos... I think we could have spent another few days in Dubrovnik just enjoying the town, but the ferry schedule is random and our time in Eastern Europe is on a tight timeline. Seven countries in 35 days. We caught the 9am ferry to the island of Korcula, just a bit northwest of Dubrovnik. The ferry ride was beautiful. The best $20 spent for such amazing views. The ride was about 3 hours winding through gorgeous small islands and rugged coastline. We sat out...

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May 25, 2004 - Hvar Town

Early (for Joel) morning breakfast at the hotel. Reena then set off on her bike while Matt, Joel and Kira hiked up to the Fortress Španjol, a citadel built to defend the town from the Turks. It's function now is primarily a disco and catering service. But the views from the top are superb. Joel and Kira set off to do some shopping and ate lunch with Matt on one of the many windy, narrow streets that characterize the island. Then Matt and Kira retired to a cafe for reading and people-watching while Joel's whereabouts remained.... unknown....

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May 24, 2004 - Hvar (afternoon)

We exited the hydrofoil and were happy to find that our hotel is in a lovely old square, right on the water. Hvar itself is a 13th century, medieval city, marble buildings and sidewalks and delightedly traffic-free. Reena and Kira took a long walk along the coast while Matt lounged in a cafe drinking pivo and Joel's whereabouts remain murky. The Island is really charming. Apart from the kitschy souvenir stands (which abound with lavender sachets and olive oil), the view is mostly unspoiled coast dotted with boats. We followed the Rough...

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