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Let’s Take a Ride – Korčula, Croatia
Croatia, Europe, Travel

Let’s Take a Ride – Korčula, Croatia

After a long day of hitchhiking and a night’s sleep on the beach, I started the day bright and early, catching the 6 a.m. ferry to the island of Korčula. After a 3 kilometer walk from the port, I arrived in the old town. In personality, I consider myself a morning […]

Abandoned church along the way
Europe, Montenegro, Travel

Mountaintop Encounters – Kotor, Montenegro

Knowing absolutely nothing about Kotor, I enjoyed the scenic ride as my bus circled the impressive fjord of Montenegro. Rugged, towering dark mountains rose on all sides, covering most of the country and giving credit to the name Monte Negro, or “Black Mountain.” About an hour after crossing the Croatian […]

To Je To – Split, Croatia
Croatia, Food, Travel, Uncategorized

To Je To – Split, Croatia

Coming from a university town in a Northern Chicago suburb, my daily life evolved to strongly depend upon small, local venues with a warm atmosphere, friendly staff and appealing food and drinks. Be it the coffee shop around the corner from my apartment where the mornings begins or the Irish pub in […]

Hitchhiking in Croatia
Croatia, Europe, Hitchhiking Stories, Travel

Hitchhiking in Croatia

When the term “hitchhiking” is heard in the US, I feel it generally carries a negative connotation. Illegal on major roadways in most states, hitchhiking, or “autostop” as it is referred to in most parts of the world, paints the picture of dangerous vagabonds looking to rob or attack unsuspecting […]

The Night Shift – Split, Croatia
Croatia, Europe, Travel

The Night Shift – Split, Croatia

Croatia has been a country of wonderful surprises. Landing by ferry in the Northern port city of Rovinj, I met a very kind couple from Chicago, a few neighborhoods North of where I live, who were nice enough to invite me for a drink on our first night in the […]