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Dangerous Kings and butchered barbers




Royals are psychopaths. And they’re as vain as a Kardashian. It’s said that the Emperor Sha Jahan ordered his guards to cut off the hands and gouge out the eyes of the architect of the Taj Mahal.

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The Odyssean Epic
The Odyssean Epic

Sing Homeric muse of brave Odysseus and those legends of Ancient Hrvatska, that Touristar might make known, the richness of their ancient ways to modern Man!

The Pirates of Blato
The Pirates of Blato

Stark against the distant Dinaric Alps and the lush greens of the maquis and ocean, Ante was standing sentinel on a hilltop high above the village of Blato and waving a huge Croatian flag.

From Sibenik to Dubrovnik County, and Hello Korcula!
From Sibenik to Dubrovnik County, and Hello Korcula!

There was an unusual additional feature to Day 6 of Legends of Croatia, and a very welcome one...

Rogoznica, Primosten and a Pirate Party
Rogoznica, Primosten and a Pirate Party

Day 5 of Legends of Croatia brought us back to the coast and the chance to explore a little more of the Adriatic towns which are the pearls of Dalmatian tourism.

A Johnny’s place and Sibenik
A Johnny’s place and Sibenik

To find this haven in the centre of Sibenik made me feel like goldilocks finding the three bears house. I was met by the patient Maria-who had waited rather longer than expected- at the foot of the stairs by the cathedral, no taxi can reach Johnny's.

Hello, Croatia!
Hello, Croatia!

My arrival in Zagreb for my third visit ever to Croatia got off to a dubious start thanks to a flight cancellation back in the U.S. which caused me to miss my Zagreb connection in London.

This is by no means an ordinary trip…
This is by no means an ordinary trip…

...however, seeing the story live or quite often being drawn in it by fantastic though amateur actors is worth every minute of this strenuous journey.