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Following the rest of Italy to the Adriatic Coast

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain…

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Croatia: Return to Split


I spent this final week back where I started – Split, Croatia. Very different from my first visit (much more crowded, no hosepipe showers and with a slightly larger budget than one sandwich a day) but still pretty cheap with a relaxed Med vibe. 560 more words


Dusk by the Adriatic

On a recent trip to Plat, a small town outside of Dubrovnik in Croatia.

I made it to the beach just before sunset. You follow a winding set of stone-slabbed stairs cut into the hill until the path opens up and you’re standing at the edge of the Adriatic. 131 more words


August 17, 1914

Belgian Government transferred from Brussels to Antwerp. French successes in Upper Alsace. French sink Austrian cruiser in the Adriatic.


Pula round 2

My best friend Liz and I ventured to Croatia recently. I had been to croatia with my parents earlier in the year and needless to say I was not impressed. 129 more words

The Sinking of SMS Zenta 16 August 1914

France did not declare war on Austria-Hungary until 12 August 1914, with Britain following suit the next day. Vice Admiral Augustin Boué de Lapeyrère, the commander of Anglo-French naval forces in the Mediterranean was ordered to take the offensive against the Austro-Hungarians. 421 more words

War History

Navigare necesse est

According to an ancient roman phrase ‘To sail is necessary; to live is not necessary’ (Navigare necesse est, vivere non est necesse)… HIR 3 is far from being ready to sail, but the summer season has arrived, and it is time to set sail, but on other people’s boats. 849 more words