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Split

Went out for coffee around eight. The recommended coffee shop was indeed excellent, and what’s perhaps even better, located so that I had to find my way through the fresh food market stalls to reach him. The whole eastern side of old Split is given over to ancient stone-tables of market stalls, and every one […]

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Korčula road trip and ferry to Split

Picked up the hire car near the ferry terminal, where we planned to drop it off, but where there wasn’t a good place to stop, apparently. So the hire man whisked me away to the roof-top carpark of the local supermarket where we discovered that the fire (or something) seemed to have knocked out the […]

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Korčula old town and bush-fires

The morning of the 25th was clear but still quite windy, and a little cool with it. When I first looked out, I could see smoke rising from the hills across the channel, which the maps suggest was probably near the town of Orebić. By mid morning it was clear that there were forrest fires […]

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Another day in Dubrovnik and a ferry trip

On the 23rd, Cath and I were up and moving early enough to get to the ticket sellers entrance to the wall walk (southern gate) just after they opened, at 8AM. The idea being to avoid heavy queuing, heavy crowds and as much heat as possible. We weren’t the first, but the plan was broadly […]

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Dubrovnik

We got in to Dubrovnik around 6PM last night, after a 6AM start, which was even shakier than usual because I’d managed to food poison myself somehow, and had been up several times at night to make a mess. There are direct flights to Dubrovnik from Copenhagen, but somehow we found that we were routed […]

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Rolled-up catch-up of Copenhagen, before we go…

I’m afraid that Copenhagen is going to get short-shrift here: I just don’t seem to have found the time in the evenings to write. Hopefully these notes will help me to remember what my photos mean, when I get to look at them, and I’ll flesh this out as I find time. On our first […]

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Back in Copenhagen

There aren’t any photos today because I don’t think that I took any. It’s been an odd sort of travel day. Alarms went off in Reykjavik this morning at 05:00, and we were on the road a bit later than our planned 05:30, but not by too much, and yet that was only just enough […]

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Reykjavik

Simple day of sightseeing in the “big smoke”, such as it is here. The Cathedral (see feature photo) is much nicer, in my opinion, than the one by the same architect in Akurery. The top was visible at the top of the street our apartment was on, so we just walked straight up to it. […]

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Þingvellir National Park

Last Icelandic rural or wilderness visit for us on this trip. Þingvellir (that first part is pronounced “Thing”, not sure about the last part) is east and slightly north of Reykjavik. It’s a big national park, taking in a large lake and all of the space between the dropped floor of a rift valley. Arguably […]

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First steps along the Golden Circle

Today we travelled up to the north-east of here, to Gaysir, the big geyser, from which they all get their name. Close to there is Gulfoss Falls. These are the last of the big-name falls on our Iceland tour, which is just as well, because everything after will seem feeble and insignificant. These are great, […]