Posts by Lynda Milina

Happy New Year!

Posted by on Jan 5, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone!  I hope your holidays were festive 🙂 Now that all the hussel and bussel of the holidays are over, I thought I would share Croatian Christmas Traditions with you all, in hopes you will have time to read it.  To be fair I have borrowed this blog from adriatic.net who writes about past and present traditions.  Enjoy!   CROATIA’S CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS IN THE PAST AND NOWADAYS The Christian holiday Christmas is celebrated differently among different nations and is an important part of their cultural heritage. Read our feature in order to find out more about...

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Vines, wines and more

Posted by on Dec 15, 2012 in Blog | 2 comments

Vines, wines and more

After lunch in Ston, we hop back on the bus and make our way along the Peljesac peninsula which eventually brings us to Orebic. From Orebic we catch the ferry across to Korcula which is about a 20 minute ride. Peljesac peninsula, is the second largest peninsula in Croatia with an area of 358 km2. As we drive through this area, for as far as the eye can see, are vineyards. It is quite amazing, as some of the vines actually grow in ground up rock!  The varieties in this area are Dingac, Postup and Peljesac. One little town I will mention, about half way along, is Trsteno.  Not only does is...

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Alas no pearls…

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in Blog | 2 comments

Alas no pearls…

Once we leave Cavtat we start our transfer to the Island of Korcula. About an hour into our drive we get off the main highway and start to cross the Pelješac peninsula to go to Orebic where we will catch the ferry to the Island.  But first we stop in Ston, actually Mali Ston, for lunch. Ston  is a small town with a wall hundreds of years old, which is the longest complete fortress system around a town in Europe –and the second in the world to the Great Wall of China.  Ston was a major fort of the Ragusan Republic whose defensive walls were regarded as a notable feat of medieval...

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A little History lesson…

Posted by on Dec 1, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

A little History lesson…

You have heard me talk about Lumbarda or mention Korcula but I have never really given a history of the places we visit on our tours.  I thought over the next couple of weeks I would talk about the towns and villages we visit, so that if you join us in 2013 you have a better idea of where you are going 🙂   Our first port of call is Cavat  (pronounced “tsavtat”). Konavle is a small region and municipality located southeast of Dubrovnik, Croatia. It is administratively part of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County and forms a municipality with its centre at Cavtat. Cavtat is 3km from...

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Best Olive Oil Ever!

Posted by on Nov 24, 2012 in Blog | 6 comments

So it is olive season in Lumbarda and my family has been picking for the last week… I have to be honest here… I have never picked olives before!  Usually I head back to Canada at the beginning of November, dosage therefore missing the picking season… some might say I have planned it that way, nurse as everyone I talk to says it is a hard job.  I have promised to extend my stay next year so that I can help out 🙂 What does it entail you ask?  Well the whole time I was there, there was a lot of praying involved.  You see they had not had rain for over 3 months and the trees were showing it. ...

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