Getting to Split from the United States is a lengthy and expensive trip, so we haven’t had many guests. This May was an exceptional month because we had two sets of guests: first my family and then my Aunt Christina and her friend, Jean. Aunt Christina and Jean were here for just three days (following a pilgrimage in Italy), but every day they were here we got to see or do something new.
Archive for the ‘Croatia’ Category
Our move to Croatia was hardly a precisely calculated plan. Jay and I carefully decided to move abroad, but the fact that we ended up in Split, Croatia was more a combination of random coincidences and blind luck. Croatia is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been, so I feel very lucky that I ended up living here and I always wish I could share the experience with more of the people I love.
Most people in the United States can’t name one city in Croatia, and among those who can, it is usually Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is Croatia’s most popular tourist city, and a few months ago CNN hailed Dubrovnik as the new hotspot for U.S celebrities. Visitors have included Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kevin Spacey
Last Sunday we visited Vranjaca Cave with our friends Milda and Mario. It is just a 30 minute drive and 15 miles from Split, but thank goodness Mario was driving because Jay and I would have gotten very lost, and I don’t think a GPS would’ve helped. We drove inland from Split and made so many turns that I lost all sense of direction. We passed through the town of Dugopolje, which is a
I have never been a big fan of road trips or going on drives just for the sake of looking out the window. I have always wanted to get where I was going – where I’d do something fun and active. Jay’s parents enjoy them, my parents enjoy them, and my mom used to take my Granny on drives, so I figured it was just an
Two weekends ago we joined a group of nine other expats (from Canada, Mexico, France, Russia, South Africa, United States, and Croatia) and headed out of Split for a horseback riding excursion. We drove 45 minutes to what felt like the middle of nowhere in the hills behind Split to a horse farm with over 70 horses. Ivica, the owner, and several other farm hands were there to greet us.