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Free Split City Tour

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Our friends Mario and Milda are among the smart people we know in Croatia trying to overcome the ridiculous bureaucracy to run a successful business. They just launched a new addition to their Dalmatia Events event planning company: a Free Split City Tour. Jay and I really enjoyed free city tours we took in Berlin, Budapest, and Prague, so we think this is an excellent idea.

Which did I like better – Croatia or Madrid?

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

I’ve been back home in Cincinnati now for just over a month and one of the most common questions I hear is whether I liked Croatia or Madrid better. At first I found this question nearly impossible to answer because both are so dear to my heart, but I think I figured it out. If I could only live abroad for a year or two and I had to pick just one, it would be Croatia. And if I had to pick one to live in forever, it would

Goodbye Split, Croatia

Monday, July 5th, 2010

As I write this I am sitting in Milan’s airport waiting to board our plane to Madrid. One flight down and one to go. I’m too tired to really know how I feel about leaving Split and making Madrid our new home. Right now I am just worried about making it on the plane with our slightly over-sized and overweight carry-ons without anyone stopping us to make us check them instead.

Rafting on Croatia’s Cetina River

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Last Saturday we headed 45 minutes south of Split to the town of Omiš and the Cetina River for a rafting adventure with Milda and Mario. The weathermen forecasted rain for Saturday all week, but luckily they were wrong and we had beautiful sunny skies. The scenery along the river was captivating as we passed through the tall rock cliffs of the Cetina gorge, and our guide from Adriaturist

Beautiful Bays and the Blue Cave on the Island of Vis

Monday, June 21st, 2010

I woke up to the sun shining into our room and the sound of the waves crashing on the shore beneath our balcony. I rolled over and looked at my watch. It was only 5:00 am. I got up to close the balcony shutters and the view just blew me away. It was beautiful, so much more than I expected. I looked at Jay and seeing he was

Graphic Design Studio Elevator, and my Favorite Project, Martinis Marchi

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

As we get ready to leave Croatia to move to Spain, we’ve started to reflect a lot on the 15 months we’ve spent in Croatia, especially everything we’ve loved and learned. For over a year now, I’ve worked at a small graphic design studio in Split called Elevator. I’ve learned a lot about myself, design, and working in a

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