Archive for August, 2011

croatia, travel, travelling with children

The Defeated Army – travelling with children and unlucky 13s

The Defeated Army – travelling with children and unlucky 13s

Triskaidekaphobia – the phobia of the number 13. Methinks I may partake in a little of that… It’s the number Judas took when he sat at the table for Jesus’ last supper. Loki – Thor’s evil brother was the 13th God in Viking mythology, it is also believed by them […]

August 29, 2011 ×

Beach, croatia, Day tours, Montenegro, travel

The Black Mountain and playing the proverbial ‘tourist’

The Black Mountain and playing the proverbial ‘tourist’

Montenegro Up until 2006, I thought it was a deliciouly bitter herbal digestif – one of those drinks you drink when you think you can’t drink any more. It helps you find your second stomach – the one that has room for three more glasses of red wine and a […]

August 25, 2011 ×

croatia, Destination Guides, elaphite islands, korcula, lopud

Croatia Part One – Islands

Croatia Part One – Islands

We listen to progressive house emanating from speakers in trees. We drink Havana club and lime. A disco ball rotates on a threadbare length of fisherman’s rope strung between tarpaulins. We pay by the drink and by the chair. Everybody speaks in Eastern European dialects, never tripping over their mouthfuls […]

August 15, 2011 ×

travel

Dog days

Dog days

The extended and sultry days at the peak of summer. Generally accompanied by a lack of progress.I have been AWOL. I am lost in a haze of sun, sea mist, lacklustre energy. I am awoken daily, several hours after rising from bed when I plunge myself into the icy adriatic. […]

August 8, 2011 ×