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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.

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

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.

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