The Roman Amphitheater in Pula, the 6th largest in the world.
We’ve headed North, and left the Dalmatian coast behind. We are in Pula now on the Southern tip of Istria. Both John and I liked Pula immediately, although we are not sure why our reaction to it is such a contrast to our immediate [...]
This has to be my favorite building in Omiš, irony in structure. The ultra modern Bank of Zagreb with mirrored windows downstairs, the typical concrete apartment building upstairs.
Omiš is the tidal waters where the uninspiring and beautiful collide in curious contrast. There is a lovely little old town center, topped by an ancient stone [...]
Omiš, Croatia: a view from the Pirate’s Fort.
We’ve been missing home. Our doggie Sadie back at home got hurt and needed stitches yesterday. The couple who are caring for our house and animals are not sure how it happened; they came home and she had a big tear just behind her shoulder. We [...]
The little Dalmatian coast town of Omis sits in a bowl of cliffs. The long, narrow mountains that parallel the Bracki Channel of the Adriatic curve inland at the mouth of the Cetina River, forming a crescent facing the water. The steep walls are faded grey in the sun, dotted with bright green where [...]
Yesterday we visited Mirabella, the pirate fortress above the old town of Omis.
Before leaving to wander, I spent hours researching online schools. Having the specific need of a child in high school who would be returning to the public school system at the end of our journey meant there were not a crowd of [...]
Omis and the pirate fort
Like a turtle pushing its head tentatively from the protection of its shell, we are beginning to take a look around us. We arrived in Croatia with a backlog of work, and our first several days were spent looking backwards or toward setting up a household.
Because we were in [...]
A car. We are longing for a car. Early on, we conceived of the idea that we should rely on public transportation for this trip. My Oma lived in Germany her whole life and never learned to drive. She could go anywhere she wanted to via public transportation. A short walk to the local train [...]