Category: Croatia

14 Things You Need to Know About European Hotels

14 Things You Need to Know About European Hotels

| March 9, 2015 | 6 Replies

  European hotels can be quite different from American hotels. If you’re not aware of this, you might come across some pretty surprising situations. Here are 14 common things to look out for:   1. FORMS OF PAYMENT Know up front, what forms of payment your hotel accepts. Those accepting cards might only accept a European card […]

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What I’m Eating Around the World Series: Croatia

What I’m Eating Around the World Series: Croatia

| February 27, 2015 | Reply

As I wander Europe, I enjoy tasting new things–admittedly often forgetting to take pictures or write about them. Occasionally I do remember to take photos, some of which I will share here. Don’t expect the descriptions to be professional–I’m not a foodie. Some of the foods I eat are more familiar to Americans; others are regional dishes. Some, […]

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Hotel Esplanade: Zagreb’s Must-Stay

Hotel Esplanade: Zagreb’s Must-Stay

| November 7, 2014 | Reply

Hotel Review: Hotel Esplanade, Zagreb I’m going to start with this: Thumbs up! This hotel was elegant, with a nice, spacious room and bathroom. They lived up to their “luxury hotel” status in my book.  Clearly I’m not the only one, as photos in the hotel show A-List celebs who have chosen to stay there. Check-in […]

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Hotel Review: Ethno Houses, Plitvice Lake

Hotel Review: Ethno Houses, Plitvice Lake

| November 5, 2014 | Reply

My family stayed at Ethno Houses just a few weeks ago and I was sorely disappointed. I’d been looking forward to using the wellness center, and especially to getting a massage. What their website, other booking websites, and *even their in-room literature* do not tell you: there are no massages outside of summer. All of […]

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Just a pic

Just a pic

| November 3, 2014 | Reply

I just wanted to share a picture from the road trip through Plitvice.  Paul thinks we look like a Jack Wolfskin ad…you be the judge!  

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11 Scenes from Zagreb

11 Scenes from Zagreb

| October 26, 2014 | Reply

Croatia’s capital city, Zagreb, was a bit more cosmopolitan than I expected.  While there was some gray (and quite a bit of unartistic graffiti), the city was filled with color, art galleries, and fashion boutiques.                            

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