Tag Archives: Croatia

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Blending in

One of the most amusing experiences of our trip to Croatia and Slovenia was how often we’d get mistaken for a local. The typical experience went something like this: Me/Helen: “Dobar dan!” Waiter/Ticket Agent/Person on the street/etc: “Moj lebdeći brod je pun jegulja.” Me/Helen: “I’m sorry. I don’t speak Hrvatska!” This happened time and time […]

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Not like at home

Words can’t really do justice to the experience. Deep, blood-red color. Thick, plump, juicy. They were the most arresting tomatoes I’ve ever seen in my life. And they smelled strong, fragrant, earthy. And the taste… Our hostess, Pelmina, explained that she’d bought the tomatoes at a local market on the island of Krk, at the […]