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Trogir, Croatia

Posted on 12 September 2012 by brett


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Entrance to the Old City of Trogir where life has thrived since 3rd century B.C. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site Narrow passageways and residents of Trogir Trogir Tower
Clock tower in main square of Trogir Lovely entrance to square Trogir Old City & Harbor Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Trogir thriving port city since 3rd century B.C. Views of Trogir Yummy Croatian dinner
Old City of Trogir where life has thrived since 3rd century B.C. Main plaza of Trogir Town square Trogir
   
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Location: Trogir, Croatia

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Krka National Park, Croatia

Posted on 12 September 2012 by brett


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Krka National Park...The Park of Spectacular Waterfalls Krka National Park...The Park of Spectacular Waterfalls Krka National Park...The Park of Spectacular Waterfalls
Krka National Park...The Park of Spectacular Waterfalls Krka National Park...The Park of Spectacular Waterfalls Krka National Park...The Park of Spectacular Waterfalls
Krka National Park...The Park of Spectacular Waterfalls Krka National Park...The Park of Spectacular Waterfalls Krka National Park...The Park of Spectacular Waterfalls
Krka National Park...The Park of Spectacular Waterfalls Krka National Park...The Park of Spectacular Waterfalls Krka National Park...The Park of Spectacular Waterfalls
   
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Location: Krka National Park

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Korcula Island, Croatia

Posted on 03 September 2012 by brett


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Lumbarda Fisherman's Village on Korcula Island.  Greek Agricultural settlement was founded here from 3rd century B.C. Swimming in gorgeous clear waters...Korcula Island Beach Our beach in Lumbarda
Shores of Korcula Island Orebic Village Taking the Ferry from Orebic to Korcula Island
Lumbarda Fisherman's Village on Korcula Island.  Greek Agricultural settlement was founded here from 3rd century B.C. Charlene Shea swimming at Lumbarda beach on Korcula Island, Croatia Cutest church among the village of Lumbarda. There are only 1200 inhabitants in this small little village.
Lumbarda village is built around small bay and on the hills behind it, and is surrounded by large sandy vineyards. Lumbarda is renowned for Grk white wine and Plavac Mali red wine, which has been grown in the region since 3rd century B.C. Lumbarda village is built around small bay and on the hills behind it, and is surrounded by large sandy vineyards.
   
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Location: Kor?ula, Croatia

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Pilgrim’s Passport….. Buen Camino!

Posted on 13 September 2012 by christie

Scallop Shell

The official Credential/Pilgrim’s Passport. The scallop shell is the traditional emblem of St. James

Oh boy…here comes the rain on our first short introduction to walking the Camino. After two amazing weeks with Christie’s mom in Montenegro, Croatia and Barcelona….. we made our way to San Sebastian in Northern Spain. From there we caught a short taxi ride across the border to Hendaye, France. There, we hopped on the train to Bayonne. After a one hour lunch break, we joined all the other new pilgrims on the train to the starting point of the Camino, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in Southern France.
Saint-Jean-le-Vieux

Four kilometers to Hotel Mendy in Saint-Jean-le-Vieux

Saint-Jean-le-Vieux, France We decided at the last minute to arrive in Saint Jean a day early. All accommodations were completely booked in the town. Luckily, we found Hotel Mendy in a small village four kilometers away called Saint-Jean-le-Vieux. The short four kilometer walk to the hotel was a quick introduction to walking with seven extra pounds. We smiled when realizing that our packing skills were quite good…….. as we passed several pilgrims with packs double our size. On the way to our hotel, we met a mother and daughter named Katherine & Emily. They were from Florida and starting the Camino a day earlier. It was Emily’s idea to do the Camino while she took a semester off from nursing school. Her mother was fortunately able to take a seven week vacation from work. Katherine is hoping her job is still there when she returns to Florida. Continue Reading

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Cat Tales: August 2012

Posted on 31 August 2012 by brett

Seven Rila Lakes Trek Celebration

Seven Rila Lakes Trek Celebration

We’ve learned to live in the moment and to be prepared for anything to happen while on the road. A chance meeting in Chumphon, Thailand with Jeff & Neda led us to Bulgaria….. a hidden gem we would have never known. It is now more than 100 years since Bulgaria declared its independence from Ottoman rule. And, 20 years since the fall of Communism. The average standard of living suffered a catastrophic decline in the early 1990’s in many former Communist states. Many began to rise with Capitalistic policies toward the end of the 21st century. Some countries like Ukraine, Moldova and Serbia are poorer today than they were in 1989. Others like Bulgaria & Romania have managed to bounce back considerably. The IMF ranks Bulgaria 67th in the world by per capita GDP (PPP). Romania is slightly behind in the 73rd position. Both are 15-20% above the world average. A list of European countries by monthly net average wage reveals both countries around $400. To put this in perspective, Turkey is at $634, the US around $2,197, and the UK at $2,556. Continue Reading

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