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Fish Finding in Split, Croatia: The Internet is for Suckers, Like Me – or Why TripAdvisor Isn’t Your Friend and Shouldn’t Be

Palm trees.  Stale pastry.  Humidity. That’s what I remember about the fish market in Split, Croatia. At 6:30am I was already drenched in sweat. Prowling the “Riva” (Split’s waterfront promenade) before the crowds hit I was dismayed to feel the heat already baking my brain. Or perhaps that was the fever I felt for fish.  […]


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A Tale of Two City Markets: Shopping in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is not known for its food.  It’s a vital transportation hub, a gold mine for history buffs, and a “must see” for Game of Thrones fans, but it’s also the trophy wife of Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast (it’s pretty and expensive).  But anyone looking to score some tasty treats for their boat ride out to […]


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Roast Lamb in Croatia: A Dalmatian Specialty Near Split

Passing through Kils, Croatia on your way to/from Split, or on the road to the nearby fortress where some of “Game of Thrones” was filmed, you could be pardoned for thinking this is a town given over entirely to the roasting of lamb.  The restaurants in Kils all serve it and have signs or displays […]


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