Saturday, October 13, 2018

The Great Cuba Robbery

I got robbed.

And eventually, I unveiled an even bigger theft.

These crimes happened in a quite and at the same time quite touristy place in Cuba.

Establishing my private witness protection program, I will neither specify the place nor giving you real names.

Still, this story will let your blood run cold!

For some crimes, it's really complicated to file charges.

Monday, October 8, 2018

CUBA - the complete travel guide

(Update October 2018)

Sharing info on a trip across Cuba is particularly challenging since things were changing so fast. After Barack Obama and the Rolling Stones had left, between us travellers it was consent that Cuba was standing at the dawning of a new era and that we were witnessing the last days of an expiring epoch.

bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Cuba Cienfuegos
Child of the Revolution.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

LJUBLJANA mon amour

Ljubljana: Already the city's name sounds like a tender song...and derives from ljubljena - beloved.

bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Ljubljana Dragon Bridge
Like in every decent fairy tale, you have to make it past the dragon to get to the beautiful princess. Ljubljana is no exception.

Albeit the city is not hidden anymore, it kept its sleeping beauty charm and is still a sparkling gem.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

24 hours in...Zagreb

You know like in all my "24 hours in...."-post I'm writing that there is so much more to see and one day is not enough? Well, when it comes to Zagreb, I don't. If you're not there for a conference, convention, or exhibition, a day is enough to cover the attractions, do some shopping, and have a meal of Zagorski Štrukli, dough - baked or boiled, sweet or salty - or Ćevapi, a type of traditional kebab.

bye:myself - Renata Green - byemyselftravels: Zagreb

So in this case,  the post is an itinerary for a layover or a shortstop on a road-trip way south e. g. to the Adriatic coast - as well as a complete guide for a city break.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Croatia Bus Road Trip. Eighth Stop Dubrovnik

I wrote in one of the posts on my rail road trip through Portugal that this kind of meandering from stop to stop stretches the travel endlessly. Every single destination feels like an individual little vacation. You have to pack and leave - but a couple of hours later, you arrive at your next destinations which is all new and exciting - hence, your vacation starts all over again.

The iconic view of Dubrovnik - it's all about the roofs.

It worked until now, but it's all over, baby blue: Dubrovnik is my final stop of the bus road trip down the Adriatic coast.

Am I sad? Yes. But I'm also very exhausted since there is a lot to see and a lot of climbing to do and it's hot and there are huge crowds basically everywhere; and I know already now what I'd do differently the next time I'm coming to Croatia: I'd start my trip in Dubrovnik and move then up North to the calmer and emptier places.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Croatia Bus Road Trip. Seventh Stop Vela Luka on Korcula

Walking through a tunnel of exotic looking bushes and conifers, smelling the scent of their needles. Hearing nothing but the cacophony of what seems to be a thousand cicadas. Passing a row of cactuses, turning left at the little field of olive trees and carefully climbing down some huge rocks.

My favorite spot - I can truly enjoy it bye:myself.

There I'm spreading my beach towel on the one that's shaped like a mattress - and that's my personal piece of paradise for the day.