Tag: travel

Counting down to a #zerofucks Christmas

It only feels like a few weeks ago that we got back from Croatia, and I am finding it almost impossible to grasp that not only is it Christmas in less than two weeks time but the long awaited New York trip is also done and dusted. We arrived home in the midst of a ...

NYC dreaming

So in exactly three weeks time my daughter and I will be sitting on a jet plane bound for the big apple, as part of her 18th birthday celebration. We’re planning to do all the regular tourist stuff, and, both being OCD types, will no doubt have a well researched and planned itinerary for when ...

Summer time and the eating is good…

Back in Croatia for holidays, and it’s always so nice to get back to what I love best: the freshest food possible and the cheapest eating out I ever get to enjoy. SOOO many cafe stops since I tried a long macchiato: hello perfect coffee I’ve been searching for. Not too strong or too milky ...

On taking back what’s always been mine.

It’s strange sometimes to imagine that, despite being born half a world away, my love for the country of my ancestors runs so deep and strong. It’s not a blind head-in-the-sand kind of love, unfortunately Croatia has all the same economical problems facing other European countries, and don’t even get me started on the corrupt ...

Learning to slow down

The first week it’s all about the jet lag, struggling to keep your eyes open before it’s even dark and being awake with the chickens, roosters, and farmers. The second week you start to stay up later and sleep until a more normal time, until suddenly you find that you’ve woken up and it’s somehow ...

Ana’s guide to Croatia*

*By “Croatia” I specifically mean the Dalmatian coast, and even more specifically the city of Zadar, located almost smack bang in the middle of the Croatian coastline on the Adriatic Sea. This is where our family is and where we base ourselves, so it’s definitely the part of the country I know best and feel ...

TGIF #1

For a while there Friday’s stopped having any special excitement for me, as anyone who works weekends would know. It didn’t exactly stop me from pretending that I had the next day off though, judging by the amount of mornings I turned up at the cafe ever so slightly hungover. But now that things are ...

Scattered thoughts…

If baby brain is an actual thing then holiday brain is too. The less I have to think about the less I am able to do so. The less I cook complicated meals the less I am even able to remember exactly what I used to cook. Fresh local seafood, vegies picked from the neighbour’s ...

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Holidaze…

Two weeks and a few days into our trip I have to say it’s bloody good to be back. Croatia is the country but Dalmatia is where we’re at. And not just us judging by all the foreign number plates, from Germany, Poland, Hungary, The Netherlands, Finland, Italy, Austria, Romania, and Bulgaria being the most ...

Travelling around the world the foodie way.

One of the definite pluses to having up to eight people to cook for most nights is the fact that sometimes you have a great excuse to go all out. Especially when it comes to the style of eating usually referred to as shared plates.¬†¬†Whether it’s Spanish tapas, Middle Eastern mezze, or an Asian banquet, ...