Vagabonding Day 26: Pula’s Roman Ampitheater

While staying in the sleepy seaside town of Rovinj, Daniel and I decided to take a day trip to the town of Pula. Located about one hour away by bus, the city is home to the famed Pula Roman Ampitheater (also known as the Pula Arena). At over 100 feet tall by 434 feet wide on its longest side, the arena is one of the world’s six largest surviving Roman arenas.

Hiking Mount Mosor – Split, Croatia

I sat at a makeshift picnic table, eating a sandwich and marvelling at the view. The Dalmatian coastline stretched out before me and the Adriatic Sea shimmered in the distance. The town of Split, 20 kilometers away, was clearly visible down below. Behind me, I could see far off mountain ranges which I suspected were in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Getting up here had been difficult, but it was worth it.

Vagabonding Day 16: Welcome to Croatia

When we disembarked from the airport shuttle bus near Split’s ferry terminal, the sun was just about to set.  The setting sun cast the harbor in a lovely golden hue as we walked along the wharf to Split’s old part of town.  The main pedestrian-only thoroughfare was lined with pricey restaurants and vendors hawking souveniers to the holiday-goers. Then we turned a corner and were transported back in time.

Vagabonding Days 14-15: Barcelona

Barcelona is one of my favorite cities in the world and a place that I keep returning to.  Daniel and I kicked off the international portion of our vagabonding adventure in Barcelona so that we’d be in familiar surroundings while we recovered from jet lag.