Sarajevo, Bosnia to Zagreb, Croatia by Train

I’d gotten a little bored with Sarajevo and wanted a change of scenery – leaving me with two main options by train, either Belgrade, Serbia or Zagreb, Croatia, in the end Zagreb won out due to having a train that left that night rather than at 6am the next two day (Which is way too…

Dubrovnik, Croatia

After a rather expensive taxi ride (which was pointless after I found out the place does free pickups from the ferry terminal!) I found the Dubrovnik Backpackers Club.  It advertises as a hostel, but I’d describe it as more like a hostel crossed with a Bed and Breakfast (which seems to be the vibe the…

Rijeka to Dubrovnik by Boat

After 3 days at Anjas it was time to get on the Ferry and make my way down to the walled city of Dubrovnik in southern Croatia, approximately 900km away.  Buses were a big no, planes had a 12+ hour layover in Zagreb, while ferries are a 24 hour trip: Rijeka -> Split -> Korcula…

The great Bakar boat move…

As mentioned in a previous post, I’m staying in a town called Bakar, just out of Rijeka in Northern Croatia.  Bakar is now primarily a maritime village, and home to one of my ex workmates from Conferenz – Anja. Anja’s family have had a history of sailing and owning boats in the town, but they…

Chilling in Bakar

Got a text a few days ago from an old O’Rorke Hall of Residence (Auckland University) mate – Nish.  He’d gotten bored of Ibiza and its tourist excesses and was looking for something a bit nicer (and affordable).  I’d let him know how nice croatia was, long story short – he got on the next…

Križevci, Croatia: Hrvatska Paintball League

On Saturday night at around 11:30pm we left Pula, for a 360km road trip to Krizevci for the Hrvatska (Croatia) Paintball League tournament.  Our trip involved us going up via Labin (I couldn’t get google maps to show the exact route) through the major city of Rijeka and then a 3 hour stop at Karlovac (home of the beer of a…

Pula: Tunnels, Museums and Fortresses

Weather isn’t so great today after a bit of a storm, but decided to venture out and try and get my bearings by myself (up until now I’ve been relying on local friends for directions) and find my way to the tunnels below Pula, also known as the Zerostrauss. These tunnels go all the way…

Croatia/Slovenia/Italy: Two Borders and a Supermarket

A couple of days ago my host Nina mentioned she was going to the supermarket.  Normally this wouldn’t be *that* interesting to me, but this supermarket was in Italy, and we are in Croatia.  Immediately this got my interest and I asked if I could tag along for the ride.Being from NZ, its impossible for…

Dimensions Festival, 2012: Fort Punta Cristo, Pula – Croatia

(Cross posted to my music site at Propa.co.nz) I visited Croatia last year for Outlook Festival and had the absolute time of my life, but felt this year that the crowd was going to be a little bit too rowdy/young so managed to change my travel dates and swap my ticket out for the organizers new sister…

Settling in Fazana

Day two in Croatia, have settled into my apartment/villa – 2km out of a quiet coastal town -Fazana and across the road from a small paintball field! Managed to bus into the main town Pula and acquire a microsim card (all kiosks only have standard sim cards) incl 300 min local calls and 1gb of…