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The Dalmatian Coast (Part Three): Dubrovnik

Since the break-up of SFR Yugoslavia in 1991, Dubrovnik has emerged as the absolute jewel in the crown of Croatia’s flourishing tourist industry. Yes, there are crowds and yes, it can be cripplingly expensive, but go at the right time and you’ll quickly see why. Every stone inch of the city’s crumbling walls exudes a history so […]

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croatia, hvar

The Dalmatian Coast (Part Two): Split, Hvar and Other Islands

Some see Split as a mere terminal to its neighbouring network of paradise islands. Let me assure you, it is not. This city is the cultural hub of Croatia, and offers a matchless combination of hedonism and historical discovery. If you’ll pardon the unfortunate addition of bleak and unsightly apartment blocks that now occupy the central […]

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The Dalmatian Coast (Part One): Zadar and Sibenik

Now here’s a destination you’d be hard pressed to find fault with. Dalmatia, the 375km-long stretch of coastline in the south of Croatia, is an infinitely understated part of the world and offers holidaymakers seemingly endless lists of things to see and do, from lounging around on sun-drenched beaches to exploring Roman ruins, colonial cities, […]

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edinburgh castle, edinburgh, hogmanay

Hogmanay: The Best New Year’s Shindig. Ever.

New Year’s Eve, until a few days ago, had been in my view the single most overrated party of the calendar year. I resented planning for it, but knew that if I didn’t do something fun and outlandish then I would be considered a scrooge. Despite this planning, it invariably seemed to pan out the […]

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