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Top Ten Ways to Know that Split…and, for that matter, the Entire Dalmatian Coast…is Getting Ready for a Busy Croatian Tourist Season

10. Days are getting warmer and longer, extending the opportunities for cajoling and coffee drinking in the outdoor caffe’s. 9. The locals, known as “Splic’ani”, know to go to the beaches now. So they do, in droves. Because when the real season starts, there may not be room to stick a Croatian toe in the water. And, speaking of water, we are told that last year there was so little rain after Spring, that the…

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Stormy Night? Okay, Let’s Think About History!

When you travel to a new, often old, place, if you don’t leave knowing and understanding some of its history…were you really there? I’ve always liked history. That is, knowing about and trying to understand history, as certainly not all history is likable. If I went somewhere to live, as we are doing now, it is impossible for me to think that I would not try to understand at least some of the history that…

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“So, why did the Denver Nuggets get rid of Carmelo Anthony?”

Okay, we’ll spare you all of the details of our move from Lucca, Italy to Split, Croatia. Like the owners of our Lucca apartment insisting on taking us and our luggage to the train station, just two days after Christmas and their personal delivery to us of a traditional Panettone cake and bottle of sparkling wine. Or, the conductor in Prato helping lift our bags onto the train and making sure we knew how to…

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