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Čikola Valley – from top to bottom, and then back up again




You could draw a flow chart for this trip. This was a time to make choices. To walk or not, to traverse the valley or not, to ascend by the path, or the track….Each time one option was known and visible, the other was into the unknown.

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Shooting hoops with Drazen Petrovic and Slaying Dragons in Knin
Shooting hoops with Drazen Petrovic and Slaying Dragons in Knin

There are some words and phrases which are seemingly difficult to translate from one language to the other and which cause confusion between speakers of the two langauages.

3 Weddings and a Solar Panelled Neolithic Cave
3 Weddings and a Solar Panelled Neolithic Cave

As Day 3 of Legends of Croatia closed, the team of five bloggers - Ashley and Mike from America, Total Hvar and Joanna from UK and Igor from Croatia - seemed to be drawing some conclusions about the concept of the legends of Croatia.

Lazy Dalmatians and Kornati Olive Tree Devotion
Lazy Dalmatians and Kornati Olive Tree Devotion

There is a stereotype about Dalmatians that they are lazy. Perhaps it is true. Sitting in the sun over a coffee looking at the Adriatic and waiting for the tourists to come seems to be a reasonable way of life, much better than working all day in an office in Manchester for sure.

Who are we?
Who are we?

If I have to use only one word – it would be "amazing". Amazing the team, that is, which I, almost accidentally, become part of.

Zirje
Zirje

I hadn’t done any research on this island so was keen to learn more on the journey out, an hours boat ride from Sibenik. It was here I got to talk to Lea and Manuela and their team as well as the other bloggers. What an interesting team.

Legends of Croatia Begins, as Touristar, Ashley Colburn Discover Zirje
Legends of Croatia Begins, as Touristar, Ashley Colburn Discover Zirje

After many years of getting to know each square metre of the island of Hvar, it is time to get to know the rest of Croatia a little better, and I was delighted therefore to accept an invitation to take part in the second Touristar series 'Discover Croatia', hosted by Emmy-award winner Ashley Colburn.

Apartments Tratinska, the island of Žirje, cloudy but no rain…
Apartments Tratinska, the island of Žirje, cloudy but no rain…

Apartments Tratinska, the island of Žirje, cloudy but no rain, the bora wind has stopped blowing but the chilliness still lingers…we are sitting on the terrace, having our second cup of coffee today. I can barely keep my eyes open.