Croatia: Game of Thrones Locations

In this post we will put some of our photos from the actual GOT filming locations along with the screenshots of the corresponding scenes from the series. This is to show how the use of props, CGI, lighting, colour tone and actors modify a location, sometimes even rendering it unrecognizable. Even people who are not fans of the series might find this interesting.  SCENES IN … Continue reading Croatia: Game of Thrones Locations

Dubrovnik: A Medieval Museum

Dubrovnik had a very different vibe and look compared to all the other coastal Croatian cities that we had been to, whether in Istria or in Dalmatia. A big reason for that undoubtedly were the formidable city walls, but even then, the architecture of the buildings looked different and there was an air of opulence and grandeur about the city. This, we came to know … Continue reading Dubrovnik: A Medieval Museum

Dubrovnik: The Pearl of the Adriatic

This was what we had been waiting for since the last 13 days in Croatia. This was one of the primary reasons behind the choice of Croatia for our second international vacation. A city that evokes its medieval past like no other. A city, whose every street, every building, every nook and every cranny is steeped in history. A city so beautiful that it was … Continue reading Dubrovnik: The Pearl of the Adriatic

Split: An Emperor’s Palace

A nice retirement home in a beautiful location is a dream for many of us and the Roman emperor Diocletian was no different. Now, retirement is not a word that is usually associated with emperors, but in 305 AD, after 21 years of rule, Diocletian became the first Roman emperor to voluntarily abdicate his throne and retire. To spend his retirement days, Diocletian had chosen … Continue reading Split: An Emperor’s Palace

Zadar: Where Ancient Meets Modern

The old town of Zadar has enough things to keep one engaged throughout the day. But despite the abundance of ancient and medieval structures, we found amiss with the town. It just did not have the charm of Istrian towns like Rovinj, Poreč, Grožnjan and Hum. These towns, with their narrow cobblestone streets and stone buildings, had the air of a medieval museum. This ambience … Continue reading Zadar: Where Ancient Meets Modern

Istria: The Postcard-Perfect Rovinj

In our previous post, we mentioned that we did not really like the city of Pula since it lacked the charm associated with Istrian towns. When we reached Rovinj, it seemed like the town was compensating for Pula’s lack of charm. In fact, it might have even compensated for a few more places. It is not hard to see why Rovinj is fast becoming one of … Continue reading Istria: The Postcard-Perfect Rovinj