Getting to Rab……

Because our plans were a little messed up with the gastro episode, our travels started heading in a different direction to what we first planned in Croatia. After Baska one of the easiest Islands to get to was Rab. Well when we say easy, everyone seems to make it sound so hard when you first … Continue reading

Basking in Baska

Currently recuperating from our bout of Gasto on the Croatian island of Krk (yes no vowels) in the beautiful town of Baska. It would be true to say that our Gastronomical Odyssey has somewhat stalled as we have been eating very small amounts of plain food as our stomachs have still not fully returned to … Continue reading

Another type of Village experience

Gastronomical Well the village stay was lovely on a whole, and we did end up staying a third night after all, but in fact this was only because we got hit with gastro. That second evening we were in bed, full tummies, ready to head off for a big walk at the Plitvice lakes. We … Continue reading

The Village – History, Family and Wild Mushrooms.

For most of you that know me, my background is half Croatian, half Polish. For this reason I am lucky enough to have family in both of these countries and for me this is my third time to visit both of these places. I was excited to bring Matt along to show him “where I … Continue reading

R & R in Rovinj

Dobra dan, from Istria, Croatia.   We have just spent a lovely 2 full days relaxing in beautiful Rovinj, doing nothing much at all. We have finally had some very good beach weather, which has coincided nicely with our arrival in this beach resort/fishing village.   We ended up staying in a 2 room apartment … Continue reading

How to do Venice in a day

Bonjourno, Spend 40 minutes trying to locate your hotel using the directions supplied by hotel Dispose of directions supplied by hotel Buy a Map Realise that 140 € gets you a very small room Be prepared to walk a lot Don’t be tempted to try the pizza at every Pizzeria Be in awe of the … Continue reading

Torino – The Land of Martinis, Nutella and Fiats

Yesterday we left France after extending our stay by one day in order to have an extra night in Le Bourget du Lac. The hospitality of our Dutch hosts had extended to doing our washing (drying and folding) and providing us with a great breakfast. It included a local sausage with walnuts. They were a … Continue reading

Connie’s Birthday – Final Stage of France

Day 24 (June 6th) Woke up in Gihoc (valley of the damned) , still in the mindset of staying another night so that we can actually spend a full day somewhere and go for a walk, soak up the atmosphere and relax….. the driving has really worn us out. Concentrating on maps and making decisions … Continue reading

Looking for Nirvana – Stage 2

Day 21 A big thing about this region, and a lot of country France, is to find the local farms, sometimes they also have accommodation, and they serve the local produce that they grow. Eg: the B&B we stayed at in St- Ettiene de Gorgas served asparagus tart, meat and fig (we could not understand … Continue reading

The drive begins – stage 1

Day 18 We left San Sebastian on a cold and wet day to travel over the border into France by bus. Biarritz was a fancy coastal town but bad weather (and a taxi) drove us straight to the airport to pick up our little Golf diesel hire car. Well after a quick French omelette that … Continue reading

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