4 Days in Buenos Aires, Argentina: Itinerary & Best Things to Do

brightly coloured building in el caminito which in one thing to see in 4 days in buenos aires

I’ll level with you; four days in Buenos Aires are not enough. To do this sprawling city justice, you would need to spend at least five to seven days there. That said, armed with a plan you can cover the highlights of “The Paris of South America” in four days and this is where my […]

A War Walk in Dubrovnik: A Scarred Beauty

white fortress on cliff overlooking sea in dubrovnik

Dubrovnik wears her scars with dignity. This extravagantly gorgeous Croatian city of light and stone beside the sapphire waters of the Adriatic is instantly beguiling. But look closer and its beautifully restored medieval streets tell a more sombre story. We met Milka – “just call me chocolate” – by the Onofrio fountain in Dubrovnik’s old town, […]

5 Ways to Get Off the Beaten Path in Split, Croatia

boat in the harbour of split croatia

I quickly discovered that Split is not exactly a hidden gem when I stopped there on an Adriatic Sea cruise. Diocletian’s Palace is the jewel in Spilt’s crown. Built by the eponymous Roman Emperor in the 4th Century, this is now the seductive tangle of churches, chapels and houses that form the city’s old town. Like bees […]

Exploring Diocletian’s Palace in Split Old Town: Croatia’s Ancient Wonder

statue and houses in piazza in split old town seen when exploring diocletian's palace

The ‘Roman Gladiators’ were an early clue to Split’s historical heritage. Clad in scarlet tunics, and grinning broadly as they swung their swords, they challenged tourists to a duel. A few accepted the challenge in exchange for a few Croatian Kuna, mock grimacing for the inevitable photographic evidence of their fight. Built by the eponymous […]