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Aunt Christina comes to Split

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

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.

Croatia diary: My family’s visit

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

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.

road trip south along croatia’s coastal highway to dubrovnik

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

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

Vranjača Cave

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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

Road trip north along Croatia’s coastal highway to Šibenik and Zadar

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

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

Horseback Riding in Donje Ogorje

Friday, March 26th, 2010

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.

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