Dubrovnik for the history lover in you

The arrival

Getting off the ferry and onto the pier in the Old City of Dubrovnik was like stepping back in time. Imposing medieval walls rose in front of us in majestic glory as the smooth marble-paved road glistened in the sun before us. Just like many must have done before, we made our way to the Pile Gate, the main entrance to the walled city, with our mouths hanging open and our minds blown.  Read more

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Accidentally Zagreb

That time we went to Zagreb

Sometimes the best vacations are in places you haven’t planned on ever visiting. Couple of summers ago, we spent two weeks on a lovely European tour. We started in Amsterdam then went to Berlin, then Prague and ended up in Croatia.  We really wanted to see Dubrovnik, but since there were no flights to Toronto from there, Zagreb was the closest thing. Read more

Discover Toronto’s sordid past at Don Jail

Hiding in plain sight

Do you ever wonder about the buildings you pass by daily or while you’re visiting a new city? Be it that fancy house, a really old building, or that new marvel recently unveiled with much fanfare. They all have stories to tell and some of them might actually surprise you. This is exactly what happened to us with what was once the Don Jail, Toronto’s former prison.
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Souvenirs, travel memento and other keepsakes

Recently, I shared on my Insta-stories a few of the souvenirs I’ve collected on my travels. I was pretty surprised that people actually wanted to see more, so I have decided to write a more dedicated post on the things I’ve collected over time. The people have spoken.  Read more