So glad the love I cherish for my birth island of Korcula, Croatia, spreads far and wide


Arriving by boat from the island of Brač, we landed in Hvar Town (pronounced Var), Croatia’s answer to Cannes & Ibiza—a pretty place that is quite the party town in high season (which we happened to be smack dab in the middle of).

Hotel Adriana, overlooking the harbor, is very modern, well-located and air-conditioned (which we appreciated after the previous night’s hotel with no A/C).  After a dinner at the home of locals Mate & Michaela, just outside of town, we all got a good night’s sleep to prepare for the next day’s bike ride ride.

Our third day of riding (28 miles) would take us from Hvar Town northeast across the island of Hvar to the coastal town of Stari Grad.

Crossing through the middle of the island, we rode through Stari Grad Plain, a Unesco World Heritage site, which has remained virtually intact since it was colonized by…

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  1. Muy Bello


  2. It is very beautiful. Thank you for sharing.


  3. I went directly to the article from my “blogs I follow page” and read it thinking it was you. Ha-ha. Well, somebody had a great time.

    Is that your island also?


    • Yes Donald, Korcula is where I was born


      • It’s a beautiful place. One of the nicest I can imagine based on the images. I also like the way they bake food in open fire ovens (if I have that right).

        I read that pamphlet about Croatia and it helped me to better understand its location, its history, and its relationship with its neighbors.

        I was thinking earlier today about the rise of China, and I’m not so certain I think it’s a good thing. As bad as the US can be, it’s nver done anything as disgraceful as what China did to it’s best, brightest, and bravest young people in Tienanmen Square. It seems that the world has forgotten that atrocity–and it shouldn’t.


      • Yes Donald, the world shouldn’t forget any atrocity but it does if it suits some individuals in power it seems


  4. Michael Silovic says:

    We have one of the most beautiful country in the world with some of the most brightest and pleasant people that anyone could ever expect to meet. sadly our goverment is so blind to see all the beauty we posses. Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos and story.


  5. Beautiful Pictures..Thanks for sharing…


  6. Steve Jelicic says:

    Love Hvar, my late father’s home island. Sorry but it is pronounced Hvar not simply Var. I struggled with those multi consonants and entertained my cousins repeatedly, until they encouraged me to pronounce it like a local as ‘for’ or better still ‘fuor’ with a super soft/lazy ‘u’. Either way Hvar, Korcula, Brac are a sensational part of the world.


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