Live from Hvar, Croatia.....

Sep 6th, 2003, 12:43 PM
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Live from Hvar, Croatia.....

HELLLOOOOO.....

Got in this afternoon - Hvar at night puts any Cinque terre town to shame. However my hotel is a sub-motel 6 (Palace Hotel). I will probably be trying a B&B Coatian style room f0r the rest of the week - could be interesting. Weather is to be a mixed bag - we will see. Read an interesting story about a stone mason school on Bol ( who provided the stones for the White House) amd wamt to see if I can visit.

talk soon......
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Sep 6th, 2003, 01:14 PM
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Mark, Glad to hear from you! I am anxious to hear the rest of your story.
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Sep 6th, 2003, 01:34 PM
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Mark, glad to hear you are enjoying it! If you go to Starigrad, go find Inge's place (she owns a restaurant and a bar which is only open for summer). Ask anyone in town, they will know who she is. Tell her Mina the Korean girl with the toothpick trick sends you. I was traveling with an Aussie boy at the time, and she treated us both so well.

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Sep 6th, 2003, 01:39 PM
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Hi Mark!

LOL....you wouldn't happen to be one of those 'addicted' Fodorites referred to in other threads, would you? Seriously, though, have an awesome time on your trip!
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Sep 7th, 2003, 04:53 AM
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Someone just mentioned Hvar and ladies in black at another thread; was that you? I look forward to reading more, especially after your comparison to the ubiquitous CT.
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Sep 7th, 2003, 08:16 AM
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Just spent the afternoon at the fortress above Hvar watching the sunlight dance across the water as clouds passed before the sun. The view is wonderful - the ferrys coming and going, the islands in the distance, the tannish white stone caly rrofed houses. Walking back down the numerous steps and turns I stumbled upon a small church (front door locked) with nuns singing afternoon prayers - never saw their faces, only their habits - their plaintive (?) sweet voices hanging in the air. Going to catch sunset and a swim....be well

BrimhamRocks - I was just checking email and had a few minutes left, I am not a fodors addict (yea right)....
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Sep 7th, 2003, 09:04 AM
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Toothpick trick? Haha.
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Sep 7th, 2003, 09:06 AM
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LOL Mark
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Sep 9th, 2003, 10:25 AM
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Just got in from mopeding around the island - what a blast. Went to Stari Grad via a mountanous circuitous road with wonderful belvederes of sea and neighboring islands. Stari Grad is wonderfully quiet and peaceful compared to Hvar. HAd a mouth watering spaghetti and lobster dish and fried girice (little fish)
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Sep 9th, 2003, 10:31 AM
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and dalmation ham. Zipping around the island on a scooter is so much fun.

Yesterday took a boat taxi to Palmizana. I was lulled asleep on the rocks by the surging sea - later it lightly rained but the taxi arrived 5 minutes early. Had dinner at an incredible artisnal produce restaurant -Sauver is going to have an article about it in the next few months.

Renting a bike again tomorrow and going to Jelsa.

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Sep 11th, 2003, 09:13 PM
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Went to Bol and the Golden Horn yesterday - off to Kizma and their Blue Grotto this morning.

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Sep 11th, 2003, 11:09 PM
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Sounds like you're having a great time, Mark!
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Sep 12th, 2003, 09:54 AM
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You're not letting any grass grow under your feet! Have you bought an island yet? Keep on keeping on!
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Sep 12th, 2003, 09:57 AM
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It's nice to hear how hvar you've gotten
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Sep 12th, 2003, 10:45 AM
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Mark, Thanks for posting. I can't wait to read your trip report. I am working my itineray for next June now and am anxious to have you look it over when you get back. Keep the notes coming. I love the live Reports!
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Sep 12th, 2003, 03:18 PM
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Even though the weather was nothing short of phenominal today - the blue and green grotto tours were postponed till tomorrow. I opted for renting a moped and exploring the south side of the island. Getting out and about ealier provides incredible sun sparkle on the water. I explored the south side of the iland which is accesible through a very long narrow dark rocky jagges cold tunnel - I was un-nerved but Zatlava was spectacular. I saw the fish I had for lunch brought in by a fisherman. Hopefully tomoorw .I will get to se the blue and green grotto.

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Sep 15th, 2003, 07:47 PM
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Looking forward to your next post! Thanks for keeping in touch!!!
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Sep 18th, 2003, 06:48 AM
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Loved hearing about this. Just got back from Croatia myself and hope to have a stop in Hvar the next time I go over. Enjoy the rest of your trip and fill us in when you get home.
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Mark, please keep writing! I'm flying to Prague on Monday to start 30 days of roaming and plan to spend a week in Croatia. I'm dying to know:
how your croatian B&B experience has been. any tips on sobes?
also...you said how wonderful your artisanal produce restaurant was...but then didn't name it! are you trying to keep a secret? isn't that against the Fodor spirit? ;- )
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Sep 19th, 2003, 03:21 AM
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Happy4 - I'll be posting a trip report this weekend - I've been busy with work and still falling asleep around 9 pm EST.
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