On Sunday, i’m off to Dubrovnik, Croatia. From there, i’ve a bus trip across the Croatian border to Bosnia / Herzegovina to a small, religious village called Medjugorje, where i’ll be spending most of the week. On Wednesday, Thursday & Friday of next week, i’ll be staying in Dubrovnik…
Dubrovnik & Medjugorje
This was booked a long time ago. My parents had planned on going along with some family. They ended up with some extra space so when asked if wanted to go with my girlfriend, i agreed, convincing myself it would be different and something i’d probably never do again. It’s considered one of these quiet, religious / mecca type places in the middle of nowhere, hence the ‘safety net’ of a few days in Dubrovnik (small Croatian city) which will break up our week nicely.
I prefer city breaks to sun holidays or peaceful holidays. I don’t know why, i just like to be kept busy and to see things. I’m an adventurer at heart. Mix that in with photography / blogging and i’ve great incentive to travel & share what i see.
I’m looking forward to staying in Dubrovnik, although admittedly i don’t know a whole pile about it only that it’s historical and scenic. I just haven’t had a time to think about this trip until now. I just switched off any time it was mentioned because it was a potential distraction from college work. So mentally, i’m not in holiday mode at all… i still think i’ve got work to do or exams to sit. It will take me a few days to relax and rid my brain of study material.
Tomorrow (Saturday) we’re also staying in a hotel close to Dublin airport because (a) we’ve a 6.50am flight Sunday morning (shoot me please) (b) I can dump the car there for the week for free. It’s about €7 per day if i were to park it at the airport.
I’ll bring you back a present
Having read and seen a bit of the places i’ll be heading to i can safely say i’m gonna end up with thousands of photos. I bought a 16gb SD card during the week and i have 2 x 8GB ones and a few 4GB / 2GB cards so i should have enough memory to do me (i probably won’t get to a computer for the next 7 or 8 days). I’m getting more in to photography & adobe lightroom / photoshop enhancements so i should be able to bring back and create a visual feast for you guys.
On the subject of holidays, i’ve also just booked a hotel and flights to Paris for the end of July. Again, i got lucky here.. my girlfriend has decided to treat me as a graduation / finished college type present. How could i say no? We’ll be going to Disneyland and staying close by in a fancy hotel with her family. We’ll be there for 4 nights in total and will be getting a 3 day pass to Disneyland so again that’s something different and something to look forward to.
I’ve never been to Disneyland (Florida or Paris) but I have been to Florida before (and seen Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, Sea World, Kennedy Space Center etc…). That was back in 2004 i think, with my girlfriend & her family. All i had back then was a crappy (although bloody expensive at the time) nokia 6600 to take photos with. It was a trip and a half and i could easily have spent the full two weeks in Universal Studios alone.
Anyway, it must be summer because i’m talking about holidays and not college I’ll be back on Sunday, May 29th and if you don’t hear from me then, just wait longer