Monthly Archives: November 2015

Fort Lovrijenac, Fort Imperial & the Dubrovnik Cable Car

Fort Lovrijenac is an imposing 3 sided castle overlooking the main entrances to Dubrovnik by land and sea. It is said that in the 11th century the rising maritime power of Venice identified the rocks on which it is built … Continue reading

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Walking the walls of Dubrovnik 

My first full day at Dubrovnik had a mighty big to-do list even if I were only to visit the highlights. Of course if you come to Dubrovnik and only do one thing, walking the city walls is that thing. … Continue reading

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Dubrovnik Day 1

I remember wanting to visit Dubrovnik even as a teenager. I was a well-read child (quelle surprise) and somehow even in the 1980s I was well aware of it. As a near adult, Dubrovnik hit the headlines for all the … Continue reading

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Living the high life

I’m writing this blog from sunny Dubrovnik in Croatia. For those who haven’t heard of these places, you may know it better as Kings Landing in Westeros.  It’s hard taking summer holidays when you’re a tour guide which us why … Continue reading

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Don’t make an advertisement of yourself

Everyone no doubt had phrases uttered to them when they were a child. Some of them made sense and many others didn’t seem to. Whether it was “having your leg pulled” or my Granddads “I’ve got a bone in me … Continue reading

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Shot at dawn – Remembering those who bravely died as cowards

November 11th is Armistice Day and I thought I would write about an aspect of WW1 which is often forgotten, the sad stories of those who were shot by their own side. Over 300 Commonwealth soldiers were shot at dawn, a … Continue reading

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The tragic story of Sidney Ashcroft & the Guernsey Eight

As we approach Armistice Day, I thought I would write on another history related item, this time from WW2. Not many people know that part of the British Isles was conquered and occupied by Nazi Germany.  The Channel Islands, in … Continue reading

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