Tag: Croatia

Croatia Trip Report: Homeward Bound: Lufthansa from Zagreb to Munich in Coach and the Zagreb Dump, I mean Airport

Lufthansa 1713 Zagreb to Munich Dep. 1:30PM Arr. 2:50PM Embraer 90 From the Westin Zagreb, it was an easy trip back to the bus station, reversing my trip back on the tram.  On my way to the hotel, I hadn’t known that paper tickets had to be validated in the front of the tram.  This
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Hotel Review: The Westin Zagreb, SPG Preferred Rooms, and Sudden Whooshing

Let me preface this post by staying that the Westin Zagreb is a perfectly fine hotel.  It provided the basic amenities that the Maistra Park Hotel Rovinj did not, and at less than half the price.  People were friendly, and the one problem I had was rectified immediately without any problems and with apologies from
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Croatia Trip Report: Rovinj: The Disappointment Capital of Croatia

Putting aside my horrific hotel stay, Rovinj was disappointing overall, and I ended up regretting making the schlep to that part of Croatia as opposed to just going to Split or Slovenia.  It started out poorly when I arrived at the airport, and my pre-arranged transfer was nowhere to be found.  I went with the
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The Worst Hotel of 2013: Maistra Hotel Park Rovinj Review

Worst Hotel of 2013: Maistra Hotel Park Rovinj I have stayed in over 35 hotels so far in 2013.  They haven’t all been fancy, and have included a number of Holiday Inn Expresses, Courtyard by Marriotts, and the like.  And while plenty have not been perfect, most were comfortable places to rest my head, even
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Trip Report: Flying Jat Airways/Air Serbia- Dubrovnik to Belgrade to Pula: Oy

Flying Jat Airways/Air Serbia- Dubrovnik to Belgrade to Pula: Oy Jat Airways Flt. 721  Dep. Dubrovnik (DBV) 10:10AM Arr. Belgrade (BEG) 11:15AM ATR72, Economy Jat Airways Flt. 740 Dep. Belgrade (BEG) 12:50PM Arr. Pula (PUY) 2:20PM ATR72, Economy In planning my Croatia trip, I wanted to go from Dubrovnik, in the south on the coast,
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Trip Report: Trying to Ring them Bells, or Two Days in Dubrovnik

Trying to Ring them Bells, or Two Days in Dubrovnik Please forgive my absence from the blogosphere.  I’ve been dealing with a difficult personal situation that puts travel, points, and blogging in their proper perspective.  But I’m hoping to catch up and churn out posts from my August trip to Croatia this week. Dubrovnik has
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Hotel Review: Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik

In my time in Croatia, I stayed at three different hotels. The most expensive, and the nicest, was the Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik. The highlight of my stay in Dubrovnik was definitely the Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik. Humorously, it appeared I was one of two gay travel bloggers staying at the hotel while I was there. Unlike
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To Croatia!

Oy, I haven’t finished blogging our Austria/Finland trip and I’m off to Croatia in just two days!  But a  good excuse (again), as I’ve spent the past week relocating to DC and setting up my apartment down here.  Hopefully my flight over to Europe will allow me to finish up the drafts of the remaining
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YWW is Moving . . . to the Capital – and Croatia

YWW is Moving . . . to the Capital – and Croatia No, the blog will stay at this web address, but, as alluded to in a previous post, I’ve accepted a job offer in Washington, DC, and will be moving there later this summer. How does this affect you, dear reader?  Well, first, I
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