Sunday 30 August 2015

Mostar, Bosnia ǀ 2015

Although Mostar doesn't appear to have changed a lot since the last time I was here, I still think it is fun to revisit. I like the theme of the area if that makes sense; there are lots of similar-looking markets and I also love the hotel we stay in. If you want to get a bigger picture of what it's like then you can always look at my post about it from last year (click HERE).

Everything here changes the further away you go from the bridge, this year I have focused on the areas fairly close. If you do want to get a broader (and probably more realistic) image of Mostar, then looking at last year's photos might not be a bad idea. I am quite fond of the ones below however, even if they don't show as much evidence of some of the history it has. That's all I have to say for now except that it was my Dad's birthday whilst we were here so we all sang happy birthday to him in the morning before eating cake for breakfast.

Princess Pia

Friday 28 August 2015

Zadar, Croatia ǀ 2015

This was interesting because although we go to Croatia often, we normally visit the same general area. On the few occasions that I have been to Zadar I went camping and didn't really see Zadar as the country; I only saw it as the inside of a nice campsite in a place in Nin which was fairly close. Last year, without planning it, we coincidentally saw our cousins at  this campsite on my mum's birthday which was good because it meant we could go swimming together and things.

However, visiting this year, we stayed in an apartment arriving late and  going into town in the evening. It was quite a trek to get there but it was fun once we arrived. Everything was so lively, every bar I passed blared out different party music, there was even some kind of acrobatic performance going on in what I assume was the town centre. Despite the stifling heat and my decision to wear leggings, I was happy to be there.

I thought the best bit was when we sat along some steps alongside the sea and could hear where the waves were gushing in and out of some sort of built in organ I couldn't see. It played a really relaxing tune which was so cool. I just wanted to dive in.

Sunday 16 August 2015

Postojnska Cave, Slovenia ǀ 2015

I find that sometimes when you travel a lot you become more accustomed to seeing incredible things. So when you do come across something truly spectacular, although you appreciate it, you aren't necessarily surprised by it and I think that to really feel amazed by something, you can't be expecting it. I hope that makes sense. What I am trying to convey is that when I say on here that I find things amazing I really mean it: the caves were amazing.

Last time I went  here was long ago enough so that my memories are very brief and of little detail. The first thing we did was go inside a smaller cave full of glass tanks of animals typically found in the cave, then we entered the bigger part by a little train ride which was surprisingly fast and reminded me of the scene from gringotts in the last Harry Potter.

There is so much that you can't see from the  photos; you can't see how surprisingly low or high the ceiling was at times, or the sheer size of the place, or how dark or light it was and even the colours are not captured very well in the dim lighting. It looks very different in the flesh so if you get the opportunity to go here, don't waste it.

Tuesday 4 August 2015

Ljubljana, Slovenia ǀ 2015

Out of all of the places I have stayed at so far along this journey, I consider Ljubljana to be the best yet. It was here that I felt like the holiday had fully started. I don't know why but I think it was because it felt a lot warmer here. Aside from saying we climbed up to a castle and got some nice views, I think I will just leave the photos to talk for me. I think I have left it until too long after to write this because I have forgotten what my initial reaction to Ljubljana was. Ahh well, I guess you can come to your own conclusions based on these photos but there is no denying that this was a very beautiful place.