Dubrovnik, a jewel indeed.

On the coastal south in Croatia, lies Dubrovnik, “the jewel of the Adriatic”.  Standing proud and tall, surrounded by massive stone walls, overlooking the azure Adriatic, it provides safe haven to its...

Šibenik, historical town on a hill

Šibenik, steeped in history, lies along the Dalmation coast in Croatia. This beautiful town of stones is personal to us because it is the origins of the Polo family. Marco Polo's father, Niccolo and his...

Salt flats of Slovenia, boats and religion

Sečovlje Salina Nature Park The Sečovlje salts flats covering over 800 hectares are the northernmost salt flats in the Mediterranean. Here, history is not only alive but working...still producing salt...

Koper, friends united, memories discovered

Memories are strange. You can forget a whole section of your life then you hear a song, smell a fragrance or taste a food that teleports you back so fast you sometimes land on your butt. Coming into...

Piran and Portorož, Slovenia

Piran, Slovenia One of Slovenia’s top tourist attractions is Postojnska Jama  (a giant network of caves). The cave was making headlines because  olms, an extremely rare and endangered species that...

Treasures from the past

Dark, dank, spiders scampering softly somewhere. Overhead footsteps suddenly turn ominous. The smell, warm and dusty with decay. I close my eyes and smell and feel the cellar in my grand-parents' house. In the...

In Slovenia we don’t bleed – we Bled!

Historic Bled, Slovenia Breakfast lunch or dinner if Bojan was in the kitchen, it was a main event. There is no such thing as a small snack and after the third day I knew I was in big trouble – the...

Home to Maribor!

After a long but luxurious bus ride from Vienna, Austria to Maribor, Slovenia (with onboard toilet!) we arrived in Graz, which is on the border of Austria and Maribor. Maribor, Slovenia We were excited...