01-15-14 A Good Start

Cappuccino, a morning coffee drink “invented” in Italy, is generally served in an 8 ounce cup and consists of 1/3 espresso, 1/3 hot milk and 1/3 milk foam. In Italy it is a social blunder to order a cappuccino after 10am. And, generally speaking, cappuccino is a drink you sip, not gulp. In America, where…

09-26-12 One Particular Harbor

My friend Scott P. and I spent a couple nights in an apartment in this little village on the island of Hvar (Croatia). English wasn’t spoken by the people we dealt with, though we were able to communicate, in part because the the lady who owned the apartment spoke some German and so did Scott….

One Particular Harbor

There are thousands of “safe harbors” in the islands that spread out along the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia. This particular harbor (to paraphrase a song title by Jimmy Buffett) is on the west end of the Island of Hvar, which I have visited twice. I’ve mentioned in another post that Deb and I hope to…

Hvar Chamber Of Commerce?

Just to make it clear, I am not employed by any organization that represents Hvar tourism. Or Croatian tourism. But I am a fan of Hvar, Croatia. So here’s yet another shot of venerable gray stone walls and fragrant lavender. If you noticed yesterday’s post, I had said that I didn’t know where the city…