Author Archives: Bob

Enter the Dragan

May 5 – Korcula island Yanni and I left Split this afternoon on a ferry to Korcula island where a longtime friend of his family was raised.  We were both ready for some downtime after two nights at the Booze … Continue reading

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The kids are allright

So I have to admit it: I had some serious reservations about my reservation at a hostel called “Booze & Snooze.”  I mean, look this place up on the web and you’ll see pictures that could just as easily have … Continue reading

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The K-plan and the Big Slap

May 2 – Plitvice Lakes National Park I knew today would be special from the beginning because I was the first one to breakfast.  I’m pretty sure this has never happened in my entire life, except of course when I’m … Continue reading

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The finer things

May 1 – Plitvice Lakes National Park After a leisurely checkout from the Zadar hostel, Yanni and I made our way over to the main bus station where our paths diverged, at least for now.  He was on to Split … Continue reading

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Thanks for chatting

Apr 30 – Zadar, Croatia This is what I love about traveling, in particular staying in backpacker type places.  Last night I met a guy from Australia, Ioannis (or Yanni–his family is Greek), and we hit it off over beers … Continue reading

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Track suit nation

OK, you know how there is a kernel of truth behind every stereotype?  Well, I only spent about a day in Italy and I’ve only been in Croatia for a few hours and already I’ve seen more middle-aged guys in track … Continue reading

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Lessons in herd-following, part 2

Apr 29 – Zadar, Croatia So, after spending a relatively enjoyable day in Ancona, I was ready to get on with the main objective of this portion of the trip: Croatia.  But first, I had to endure another embarrassment. My … Continue reading

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Arrival

Apr 26-27 – Ancona, Italy Twenty-one hours after leaving our house, I flopped on the bed in my room at the Hotel Fortuna in Ancona, Italy.  A few hiccups in getting here… First, my flight out of New York was … Continue reading

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