During our stay in Istanbul, we were hosted by a good friend of mine who also acted as our personal guide and activity planner.
One day, together with some new friends, we planned to go to spend a day at the island of Büyükada, barbecuing and chilling on the hills.
Sunset on the way home
In the morning, we headed to the ferry, got to Büyükada and fetched our beloved Çiğ köfte (both the vegetarian and the meat version) and bread from some locals. With our supplies in hand, we walked to the location: a hill overlooking the sea.
Our team of 5 managed, after a conspicuous amount of time, lit a rather decent fire for the barbecue. The time was mainly due to going through all the different strategies and techniques for making a fire which each of us could come up with. Continue Reading
On the other side of the main port of Lopud, there is the bay of Šunj.
It is a proper beach, with incredibly hot sand and a restaurant/bar, and for that reason usually very crowded.
There are 2 main ways to get there: either for few kunas getting a taxi, some sort of vehicle which resemble a big golf cart, or simply walking. As I wanted to visit the island first and then get to the island, I decided to walk.
The only suggestion I would give if you are going in the afternoon: bring water!
The island of Lopud is situated northwest of the city Dubrovnik and is a part of the Elafiti islands.
To get to the island, I had to get a ferry from the port of Dubrovnik which also stops at Koločep (the island before). Continue Reading
The last ship from Lokrum leaves at 8pm, people cannot stay on the island after that time.
Knowing at which time the sun would set, I took the 7.30pm boat to get back to the old port.
I expected to see a sunset, but I would have never thought it would be so spectacular from the boat.
The people, with their boats, sailing and fishing only made it more amazing.
The Old City Harbor of Dubrovnik (Porat) is a very active area of the town, where many people go either for getting on boats to the near islands or to just relax watching the horizon and listening to the waves crashing on the rocks. Continue Reading
This afternoon I decided to pay a visit to the Museum of Modern Art in Dubrovnik for Steve McCurry’s exhibition; many people might not know him by his name, but one of his pictures, named ‘Afghani girl’, appeared on National Geographic, gave him a fame that surely precedes him (google it, it is worth it).
The exhibition is incredible, probably one of the best I have been so far, concerning photography. His technique is impressive; he can really transmit strong feelings with his photos, which mostly involve portraits of people from distant countries. Continue Reading
As promised here is an update with, finally, some pictures.
With today I would like to start posting pictures everyday; I know it could be a hard job, but who said it would be easy?
In each post I will also add a description, just to give the picture a clearer context. It is supposed to be some sort of photo-documentary of the places I go.
The posts will be shorter, but more frequent; hopefully my Internet connection will allow me to do so.
I start this project with my visit to the Ploče Gate (Vrata od Ploča), the Eastern entrance to the Old Town (Grad). It is very close to where I live and it is one of the two main entrances to the Grad.
In the past, the draw bridge was used to be pulled up at night to prevent the passage of ‘uninvited’ visitors. Continue Reading