Monday, August 2, 2010

Ci vediamo presto and vidimo se opet uskoro!

Hello my lovelies!

By the time you read this, I'll be MARRIED and winging my way towards my holiday in Europe! As I have mentioned, this here little blog will not be all alone in my absence. No, fear not! I have arranged some killer posts for you while I'm gone - you'll be hearing from my lovely blog and twitter friends even more often than you usually hear from me! A bonus? I'll say!

When I get back, I'll be posting some photos from the wedding and our honeymoon, but let me take you on a short Google trip of where we're going...

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Firstly, we'll be flying 19 hours to Rome, via Doha, in Qatar.

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We'll be spending 3 days in Rome, seeing the Colloseum, the Vatican City, as many churches and ruins and amazing sights as we can, then we're taking a train through to the coast, to Ancona, whereupon we catch a ferry across the Mediterranean to Split, on the coast of Croatia.
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In Split we'll see Diocletian's Palace, which literally splits the city in half, hence the name. We'll visit the food markets, and the restaurants - I hear Croatia is famed for its seafood, and I can't wait!
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From Split, we take another ferry to Vis, a small island off the Dalmatian Coast. In Vis we're going to go snorkelling, reliving part of our last holiday, when we got engaged in Zanzibar, 2 years ago! Vis has a ton of history, as has all of Croatia. Having been under the rule of various conquerors since the time of the Roman's, the palaces, ruins and ancient culture are going to be enthralling. Something you may not know about me: I'm a Classics student! Yup, I studied classical history as one of my majors, and the ancient world fascinates me endlessly! I've been wanted to visit Europe for years, as has the boy, so this trip's going to be fantastic!

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Anyway, from Vis we take yet another ferry across to Hvar, another Dalmatian island. In Hvar, we're  going to taste the wine and olives that the region is famous for (yes, Marisa, I might get you olives, who knows ;) ) We'll also be spending some quality time lounging on one of Croatia's few sandy beaches. Croatia tends towards pebbly beaches, which I struggle with, so we're heading toward islands with sand. :) Sandy beaches, FTW!

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 After Hvar, we'll take another ferry, this time back to the mainland and the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik! This is one I am SO excited about. One evening, we're going to take a walk all around the perimeter wall of the old city. The walls are so wide that you can walk around the entire old town, how incredible is that? The walls were built hundreds of years ago, to protect the town from invaders, and stands to this day, though the city has expanded beyond it's borders. Dubrovnik is known as The Pearl of the Adriatic. I can't seem to find out exactly why this is so, but I'll report back. My general impression is because it's set in the middle of a wide bay (making it look like a pearl in a shell), and because it's so old and well cared for, but I'll report back on this.

After a few days in Dubrovnik enjoying all the sights, sounds and tastes, we take another ferry, back to the Italian mainland, at Bari this time, and catch a train to Rome, and home! Thus ends our whirlwind, incredible trip to Rome and the Dalmatian coast!

I'll bring back as many memories and photos as I can, and trust that you'll be well cared for in my absence.

Take care my pretties!

PS. The title of this post is "See you again soon!" in Italian and Croatian! :)

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  1. What an amazing trip you guys have lined up! I am green with envy!

  2. It sounds nothing less than idyllic! You should moonlight as a travel planner - I am seriously impressed!

  3. Oh wow, this is so amazing. Enjoy and don't worry, we'll keep this blog up and running!!


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