Exploring the Walled Town of Korcula, Croatia: Things to Do & Travel Guide
I got to do a bit of island hopping on my trip to Croatia and Korcula was one of the stops I needed to make. Done as an all-day trip between Dubrovnik and Split, Korcula ended up being one of my favourite destinations in Croatia!
(Please note that the town called Korcula is on an island also called Korcula. While some people have explored more of the island, my focus was on the walled town.)
Korcula Island’s history goes way back to when it was inhabited by the Greeks and Romans. However, the town of Korcula was built … Continue reading
Tags: croatia, europe, korcula
London’s Harry Potter Studio Tour
I love Harry Potter. I’ve been a huge fan since childhood, have seen all the movies in theatres (which at this stage is admitting how old I am), and a nice collection of Harry Potter plushies. I even once hosted a Harry Potter-themed Christmas.
But you don’t need me to tell you how much Harry Potter means to millions of people around the globe. I don’t need to convince you to visit London’s Harry Potter Studio Tour. You’re already planning a trip there and screaming “take my money!” to see props, costumes, and behind-the-scenes looks at eight movies that helped … Continue reading
Tags: england, europe, london
6 Day Trips from Split, Croatia
Split’s an excellent city in its own right but due to its proximity to other towns, it’s a great place to base yourself to explore northern Dalmatia via day trips. Though I didn’t get to visit all the amazing places around Split, here are six places I did visit and what I thought of them.
When I was researching where to visit in Croatia, Hvar was a name that came up repeatedly. I have to admit that I didn’t see much appeal in visiting Hvar since I’m more of a city person, but I opted to visit anyway. Even … Continue reading
Tags: croatia, europe, hvar, korcula, krka, primosten, sibenik, split, trogir
Exploring the Small Town of Sibenik, Croatia: Things to Do & Travel Guide
On my way from Split to Zadar, I opted to make a few stops at different towns to see the most of Croatia. One town I’d heard good things about was Sibenik, a little bayside town with a lot of charm. It’s a bit of a hidden gem but easily accessible, so I stopped in little Sibenik for a few hours. It was incredibly gorgeous and one of my favourite stops in Croatia.
The History of Sibenik
Sibenik (chi-ben-ick) has an unusual history for Croatia since it was founded by the Croats. It’s first mentioned in 1066 and was made … Continue reading
Tags: croatia, europe, sibenik
A Day Trip to Montenegro: Perast & Kotor
Sometimes I like visiting countries for the sake of it, and when I was in Dubrovnik, I opted to take a day trip down to Montenegro. It was beyond my expectations and so worth a trip. Kotor actually ended up being one of the highlights of my vacation! So without further adieu, here’s a wrap-up of Perast and Kotor in Montenegro.
A little bit of history: Perast’s most notable history is a lot more recent than some surrounding areas. It became a part of the Venetian Empire from 1420-1797, which is when it thrived and developed the look … Continue reading
Tags: europe, kotor, montenegro, perast
Exploring Madrid, the Heart of Spain: Things to Do & Travel Guide
I have to be honest: Madrid was not at the top of my bucket list. Even though the museums were a huge draw to the city, I felt I wouldn’t like it as Madrid’s a lot “newer” than other cities. But in the wake of the pandemic, I found a cheap flight and decided to take the trip. Now Madrid’s actually one of my favourite cities!
The History of Madrid
Madrid started as an Islamic city in the 9th century, though it of course fell under Christian rule. It remained a relatively sleepy town until 1561, when King Philip II … Continue reading
Tags: europe, madrid, spain
Exploring Ljubljana, Slovenia: Things to Do & Travel Guide
Ljubljana: one of Europe’s smallest capitals but a tiny gem of a fairytale town. During my trip to Croatia, I was eager to see more and decided on a day trip to Slovenia. I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed my time, but I have a different take on the city: it deserves more than a day. A day is “enough” but I wish I’d stayed longer. Read on to learn why.
Ljubljana dates back to Roman times but the city as it is today started in the medieval era. The iconic castle atop Ljubljana was the … Continue reading
Tags: europe, ljubljana, slovenia
Exploring Zadar, Croatia’s Oldest City: Things to Do & Travel Guide
Even though it’s on Croatia’s coast, the city of Zadar is sometimes overlooked for other cities like Split and Dubrovnik. However it was actually one of my favourite places on the Adriatic Sea. This city is so filled with relics of its centuries-old past and lively present.
The History of Zadar
Zadar is said to be the oldest settlement in Croatia, dating back to the 9th century BCE. It turned from a Roman establishment to a medieval Croatian town and was actually sold to the Venetian Empire in 1409. Since the Venetians came in and redid a lot of the … Continue reading
Tags: croatia, europe, zadar
The Walled City of Dubrovnik: Things to Do & Travel Guide
Dubrovnik is Croatia’s most visited city, largely because of its filming locations for Game of Thrones. But beyond that, the city is absolutely beautiful and a unique, well-preserved part of Dalmatia’s history. I absolutely had to visit this gem and see Croatia’s hottest destination for myself, and it was amazing.
(Note that I’m not a Game of Thrones fan so I didn’t do anything from that fandom.)
The History of Dubrovnik
What makes Dubrovnik so special in its history is that it was actually its own Republic for hundreds of years. Only relatively recently did it become a part … Continue reading
Tags: croatia, dalmatia, dubrovnik, europe
Exploring Cadiz, Spain’s Oldest City: Things to Do & Travel Guide
On a trip to Andalusia, I had to visit Spain’s oldest city: Cadiz. I was super excited because I love old cities and this was really the old city. This beautiful seaside area has a history that spans thousands of years and is still magnificent to visit today.
The History of Cadiz
According to some sources, Cadiz is the oldest city in Europe, dating back about 3000-3500 years or so. It’s actually said to be the island of Erytheia in Greek mythology,
… Continue reading
“Towards Spain [in the Atlantic Ocean], at about 100 paces distance, is another long island, three miles wide,
Tags: andalusia, cadiz, europe, spain
|← Newer||Older →|