Kornati Tragedy – Death in Paradise

One of the most spectacular parts of Dalmatian coastline is definitely the Kornati National Park archipelago. Over 100 islands create a maze of bare, rocky islands, inlets, bays, crystal clear seas, great food, traditional fishing… A paradise! However, two years ago, August 30th 2007, a barbecue in a tiny port of Vrulje during a strong…

Date-shells in Croatia – Culinary sins

Recently I had a chance to get some date-shells but I refused… More than one reason for that. Date-shells are the “no,no” food in Croatia and don’t order them, don’t ask for them, don’t try to buy them. And, if someone offers you to join at their table, say no. It is better than to…

Heart Shaped Island picnic – Galesnjak

Recently I got an email from a Taiwanese couple requesting a visit to Galesnjak – the Herat Shaped Island. They were coming to Croatia and this was one of the key places to visit on their list. I have organized a pickup at the bus station in Zadar and transfer to Turanj where they boarded…

Knights Templars in Dalmatia and Croatia – The Ruins of Ljuba

Recently, following the huge success of the “Da Vinci Code” (I never read it since the story is a pure rip off of “The Holy Blood, Holly Grail” controversial book – which I adore!), Knights of the Temple became popular again. Mysterious aura that surrounds them is only enhanced by the numerous stories, wonderful ruins…

Ferry from Split to Hvar – How to?

Getting by ferry from Split to Hvar is something many travelers are having a tough time with. Since, once you get to Split, everything is within the walking distance, it is quite easy! Here is how to do it: If you are driving: Follow the signs to ferry port and go directly to the big…

Traditional architecture in Dalmatia – Bunja

Travelers in Dalmatia can often see small stone houses appearing as pile of rocks in the fields and wonder what that is. It is bunja – traditional stone built shelter found in all of Dalmatia. Similar stone structures can be seen in the entire Mediterranean and some similar objects have been found as far as…

Luxury Travel in Croatia – Sea Cloud in Tribunj

One of my dream ships was always a majestic Sea Cloud… Built in Kiel in 1931, it was always one of the most beautiful tall ships on the planet! It second life begun when it was turned into a luxury cruiser for small groups. Only about 60 passengers can be accommodated in luxurious cabins and…

Food tours in Croatia – Peka cooking lesson

I have been receiving a lot of requests for peka lids and questions on how to cook peka. Recently I have posted a video on this site but that was not enough so I created my own video. I got a bit rusty with editing but you will get a picture… We cooked a chicken…

Wine Tours in Croatia – Bibic Winery, Plastovo

One of my favorite places in Dalmatia, a place where I simply love to bring my clients, is winery of Alen Bibic in Plastovo. I have written on Alen before and will continue as we move on and we keep creating wonderful experiences and culinary delights to my friends and clients. Recently, we had a…