Mara enjoys exploring the Adriatic coast as much as its culture, old customs and discovering new hidden beaches. She loves sailing through southern and middle Dalmatia and exploring the Istrian peninsula since it was an inspiration for her Carrick bend tattoo. She’s also an art history student and loves finding old ruins and churches of the past.
In the words of a famous playwright, George Bernard Shaw, 'those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik'. Dubrovnik is one of the most visited destinations in Croatia during the summer. With its majestic ancient walls and Old Town, baroque architecture and mesmerising clear sea, Dubrovnik is known as 'the pearl of the Adriatic'. If you're travelling to Croatia, Dubrovnik is a destination you shouldn't miss!Mara - 20 July 2020
The Istrian Peninsula has become one of the most luxurious travel destinations on the Adriatic coast in the past couple of years. Holidays to Pula and Istria are becoming increasingly popular. Pula has a lot to offer those who want to get a feel for what Istria is like historically, culturally and culinary. The best way to explore Pula’s history is through the city’s old quarter of narrow streets, lined with Medieval and Renaissance buildings. The walkways are still paved with ancient Roman paving stones and lead to one Roman ruin after another including the Colosseum, the Temple of Augustus, the Triumphal Arch of Sergius and The Old Roman Forum.Mara - 25 May 2020
Split is the largest city on the Adriatic Coast, and the second largest in all of Croatia. It has been under Roman, Venetian, Austrian, French, Italian and Yugoslav control at one point or another. Split has been “alive” for 17 centuries now, dating back to the time of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. He built a palace right next to the great Roman city of Salona where he planned to live out his final years. The palace slowly grew into a city, which is now famous for its tradition, history and beauty. There are 4 things in Split that its residents are most proud of: Diocletian's UNESCO-protected Palace, Marjan Park Forest, Hajduk and picigin. If you ask any of the proud Split locals, without hesitation they’ll name Split the most beautiful city in the World.Mara - 18 April 2020