Saturday, January 17, 2015

Croatia in May 2015

So ladies and gentlemen in May I shall be taking a well deserved break, and this time I decided to visit the marvelous republic of Croatia. I know this is a big country, and in theory I would need at least a month to be able to touch a bit of its history. Unfortunately I'm not blessed with an European long type of vacation from work, so I have to run with what I have.

I"ll be arriving at the end of May and the plan is to spend 12 days in the country, arriving and departing from Zagreb. There are so many wonderful places I want to visit but this is where I need to manage my time, and perhaps it would be nice to hear some comments from you guys.

This is more or less my itinerary so far:

  • Zagreb: 2 days
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park: 1/2 day
  • Zadar: 1 day
  • Split: 2 days
  • Hvar: 3 or 4 days
  • Korcula: 2 or 1 days
  • Dubrovnik: 2 days
I'm torned between renting a car in Zagreb and dropping it off in Split, or just taken the bus between Zagreb, Plitvice, Zadar and Split.  Obviously with a car I would have the freedom to decided when and were I should stop, specially since I've been told there are some interesting cities between Zadar and Split.

The Split-Hvar-Korcula leg will be by boat, and although it will be mid-season when I'm there, the boat schedules are okay for my traveling needs.  Korcula to Dubrovnik I wanted to do it by boat as well but it looks like bus will be the transportation method - I don't believe the catamaran are working yet during the dates I'll be there.

In Dubrovnik I'll be catching a morning flight back to Zagreb so I can continue my mini vacation in Istanbul. I'll spend around 4 days there, and I know I could use those days in Croatia, but Istanbul got added to the mix.

What do you think of the itinerary?  I'm turned about spending 3 or 4 days in Hvar, which would mean one more or less day in Korcula, or maybe should I just ditch Korcula all together and stay in Hvar?  I could do some minor trip from there I guess.

Let me know if you have any suggestions, and yes, you should expect a review about Croatia and Istanbul.  Every time I write one I say it won't be as long as the last one, but it never happen.

Luciano @ BPM 2015

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Buenos Aires and Rio - December 2014

I pretty much had 2 Saturdays to enjoy these 2 amazing cities, the first one was in Buenos Aires were Summer hasn't began but they were up to +36C already.  The second Saturday was in Rio.

Unfortunately it was not vacation, but I always trying to find a time to get to know a bit more of the places I do business with.  In Buenos Aires the area of San Telmo has just become my favourite, so funky, alternative and vibrant.  Then in Rio you just feel intoxicated by its beauty as I have mentioned in the past.  I will post more info later on and until them here are some pictures from both cities.