TRAVEL BLOG

Hiking Island Pag’s trails has been my favourite activity to do here, along with exploring the beautiful turquoise waters. Throw a slice of Paški sir (Pag cheese) into the picture and you get yourself a nice picnic at one of the secluded coves after a day of hiking and swimming. What’s so unique about exploring the land on foot is that it brings us to places that are otherwise hard or impossible to be reached. It gets us out in nature and rewards us with spectacular views and experiences. Island Pag isn’t abundant in high peaks, but instead manages to substitute that with a few lengthy trails. And while the beautiful beaches happen to be the first choice with summertime tourists and visitors, hiking usually gets more attention during both shoulder seasons. I want to get you excited to consider taking a hike when you visit Pag Island. Try it…

Today I want to write about ruins – beautiful ruins of Pag Island. Europe is a perfect place to trace them and sense the history they carry within their (semi)preserved walls. And since this year I’ve been so far residing in Europe, it’s something I’ve been completely drawn to. Traces of history, heritage, timeless stories. I’ve been craving all of it since relocating to New Zealand a short lifetime of 13 years ago and 18000km away. Croatia’s Otok Pag (Pag Island) might not be the greenest and lushest of them all, but the landscape here sure carries deep traces of worlds gone by. Together with bura winds it knows how to shake your soul to the very core. All the ruins and heritage places I’ve come across on the island so far have made me feel curious and somewhat cozy to be around. You know, how you sometimes get that…

I want to come clean, I didn’t feel like writing the traditional end-of-the-year post this time around and had to dig deep to find that spark of will power in there somewhere. I do believe that in order to move forward, the look back is what puts things into perspective. Twenty 19 was predestined to be a lucky one. Numbers never lie, right? My heart was mostly full, often to the brim. The year’s been unfolding pretty fast. And as I became aware of the speed I also tried to consciously slow it down by being more present and aware. I really wanted to focus on the ‘ordinary’ travel moments along the way which are usually left out because of the more ‘special’ ones that by default already shine a bit brighter. Ahead is a year of change, inspiration, and hopefully further transformation and growth. I guess that’s what we…