time keeps on slipping

How did it get to be mid-April already?! Time’s slipping away so quickly. In a month Alex and I will be off to Italy for our vacation trip, and then we’ll be headed back home. Last week the rain finally eased off, and spring seems to have truly sprung here in Dubrovnik. The temperatures are …

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beyond dubrovnik: visiting split

Because I’m taking several trips out of the country while I’m here–to Bergen, Norway in mid April, to Paris at the end of April, and to Italy at the end of May–I wasn’t expecting to have a lot of time to explore Croatia beyond Dubrovnik while I’m here. But because this is a long weekend …

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the lawleys have landed!

Alex and I left Rochester at 11:30 on Thursday morning, and arrived here in Dubrovnik at 12:30pm on Friday (6:30am in back-home time). Everything went as smoothly as we could have hoped–no overweight or lost luggage, no problems with tickets or seats or customs or immigration, no difficult seatmates. I even managed to sleep for …

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staying in touch while we’re away

I’ve been trying to sort out the best options for communicating with people while I’m away. It doesn’t make sense for me to pay AT&T’s non-trivial cost for phone and data while overseas, especially since I can get a pay-as-you-go phone+data plan inexpensively in Dubrovnik, but my iPhone5 is new and thus locked to AT&T. …

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one month out!

Things are starting to come together for the trip. Our tickets have been booked (USAirways rather than Lufthansa, because it was $400 cheaper; I can suffer through a day of USAirways travel for that kind of cost differential). Various travel accessories have been deposited on my porch by Amazon (lightweight carryon, dual-voltage hairdryer, electrical plug …

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