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Life’s a Beach in Dubrovnik

Banje Beach, Photo by Jimmy Harris

Just can’t wait to strip naked and jump into the clean, clear sea? Then Dubrovnik beaches are going to be right up your alley. They can range from sandy, quiet stretches of coast to nightlife hotspots to naturist enclaves. The one thing they all have in common though is the clean, clear water of the Adriatic Sea.

Photo of the Week: Chuseok Girls

Chuseok Girls |

Chuseok is South Korea’s major harvest festival and is a big family affair each year. During this year’s Chuseok holiday at Gyeongbokgung in Seoul I saw these two adorable girls dressed in hanbok. The one on the right tolerated being photographed for a few moments before she either got shy or annoyed and turned her back. The little one was quite happy to have her picture taken all day.

My Love/Hate Relationship with Group Tours

I have a love/hate relationship with group tours when I travel. If we were in a relationship on Facebook, it could only be labelled as “it’s complicated”. When they’re good, they’re very, very good but when they’re bad they’re horrid. I tend to stick to day trips rather than multi-day tours. What’s your opinion on group tours?

Photo of the Week: Lindo, the Dubrovnik Folklore Ensemble

Folklor Lindo |

Over the last 40 years, more than 3000 people have taken part in Linđo, the folklore ensemble based in Dubrovnik, Croatia. On my last night in town I attended a show at an outdoor theatre, where I got to see traditional dances and hear folk songs from various parts of the country. It was a real treat. The singers were a delight to the ear and the costumes were gorgeous to look at.

Ston |

Ston, Croatia: Salt & Walls

Ston, Croatia is a small Medieval town who's history goes back to the 14th century. Today it is know for its walls, salt pans and oysters. I was unable to really experien...

Bonfire Night |

Home Town Tourist: Remember, Remember the Fifth of November

Blowing things up and setting a huge fire to celebrate the thwarting of a plot to do just that? Sure, why not! That's how we roll here in Newfoundland. Guy Fawkes/Bonfire...

Dubrovnik Parrot |

Photo of the Week: Dubrovnik Parrot

I heard these birds before I ever saw them. Sounds echos in a city of stone. I came across this scene while walking down the Stradun one day. You could pay some money and...

Mimoza |

Restaurant Mimoza – Dubrovnik, Croatia

Food in Dubrovnik was disappointing. Nothing bad per se, but just rather mediocre. Maybe I was eating at the wrong restaurants. Maybe it's all just geared towards the nev...

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