Category: italy-croatia 2018

By the Sweet Sorrento Moon

Day 29 of Italy-Croatia 2018 trip

By Ippy

10 minute read

Mount Versuvius as seen from Sorrento

Mount Versuvius as seen from Sorrento

Last night, we made a last minute change of plans and decided to go straight to Sorrento instead of spending the day in Positano and then travelling on to Sorrento. We settled on this mostly due to cost - the ferries were quite pricey and we would have to hire the Positano porter service to hold on to our bags during the day. This also gave us some time in Sorrento and allow us to continue moving in a relaxed pace. The original plan would've resulted in us being in a rush and worrying about how we would get to Sorrento - transport options just weren't very good on the Amalfi coast.

The Journey to Zadar

Day 9 of Italy-Croatia 2018 trip / Day 6 in Croatia

By Ippy

9 minute read

Sunset at the Sea Organ, Zadar

Sunset at the Sea Organ, Zadar

Car hire time! Yay, freedom! Having your own car to zoom around in is always fun but the cost is pretty high so we are keeping this to a minimum. Our primary goal was to visit Plitviče Lakes National Park, which is hard to get to using public transport. So we decided to drive from Split to Pula and hitting Plitviče Lakes and a number of towns on the way - Klis, Trogir, Zadar and Motovun.

Our Time in the Islands were Hvar from Over

Day 8 of Italy-Croatia 2018 trip / Day 5 in Croatia

By Ippy

6 minute read

Hvar Town

Hvar Town

Hvar wasn't originally part of the plan but it was an island A wanted to visit (but Korčula had won out). Because we had nothing else we wanted to do in Korčula, we decided to leave Korčula early and visit Hvar before staying overnight back in Split.

Korčula

Day 7 of Italy-Croatia 2018 trip / Day 4 in Croatia

By Ippy

5 minute read

East side of Korčula Old Town and the Pelješac peninsula in the background

East side of Korčula Old Town and the Pelješac peninsula in the background

Off to visit a Croatian island! A visit to Croatia isn't complete a visit to an island. It took a long time for us to decide which island to go to (Brač, Hvar, Vis or Korčula) as there was a lot of factors to consider (how to get there, how to get around, what to do there etc.) But Korčula (pronounced “Kor-chu-lah”) won out!

Sorry, I Gotta Split

Day 6 of Italy-Croatia 2018 trip / Day 3 in Croatia

By Ippy

7 minute read

Split as seen from Matejuška port

Split as seen from Matejuška port

We had a pretty good 24 hours in Bosnia and Herzegovina but it was time to move on. It was a decent side trip and I'd love to see more of Bosnia another time.

Roaming in Rome

Day 1 of Italy-Croatia 2018 trip / Day 1 in Italy

By Ippy

10 minute read

St Peters Basilica as seen from Castel Sant'Angelo

St Peters Basilica as seen from Castel Sant'Angelo

We landed at 7:35 am at Rome (Fiumicino airport) and tried to get to the sights on our to do list as quickly as possible. Go go go, get through immigration, get luggage, get into town and leave our luggage with our accommodation, easy peasy.

To Italy... and Beyond!

Day 0 of Italy-Croatia 2018 trip

By Ippy

10 minute read

Sunset at Hong Kong International Airport

Sunset at Hong Kong International Airport

I'm hitting the road again with A! Last year we did not holiday together at all so it's been 2 years since we've been on a holiday together. We're headed to Europe this time (yes yes, Europe for me again?!) but it's only the second time we've been to Europe together. The first time we only visited Spain.