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Smokvica

The last installment of my vacation series.

You might wonder how I ended up there having said what I did before going on my vacation. But I was there with my ex’s sister (who is a really good friend of mine) and her two girls (and he’s not officially my ex either – what a strange life I lead…).

After the walking I did in Copenhagen and the partying I did on Vis, spending some calm time (as calm as it can be with two young girls) was just the thing.

Smokvica is actually the perfect place if you’re looking for a peaceful, family time without many amenities or tourists.

I guess the photos are always the same from there. 😉 (except for the alcohol part)

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First part of a new Kir Royal recipe (rose liqueur)

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The finished Kir Royal (a tried recipe, Asali and I discovered in Copenhagen)

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View from the beach

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Other side view

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Sunset

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Walk along the shore

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God I wish I was there now!

Vis

As I already mentioned, I absolutely loved my summer vacation. I was lucky that after Vis I got to spend some time in Smokvica again, so I could recuperate from Vis.

You will not be able to tell that from the pictures here, but I spent most of my nights awake having fun with a little group I met my first evening there and with friends who were there already. We basically drank and danced the nights away and I ended up getting home later and later as the nights progressed.

So I spent my nights out having fun and days sunbathing on the beach and enjoying the company of my friends. 🙂 Which is how I ended up seeing several sunsets and sunrises (actually it was the sunrises that I was most surprised to experience – I’m usually never awake at that time). 😉

 

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On the ferry

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View of Kut (other side of the Vis village)

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Walk to a special beach

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Still walking to the beach

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Not there yet (it was a bit far)

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Close… 😉

The beach

The beach

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Small harbor

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Komiža (another town on the island of Vis)

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The special sunset when you need to wish for what you want in the next year (and be very careful as those wishes tend to come true)

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Leaving Vis at 5:30 in the morning

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Sunrise from the ferry

 

P.S. I  got warned on facebook that Komiža is not a village, so I fixed that now. 🙂

Copenhagen

As you probably know, I spent 8 days this summer with Asali in Copenhagen. Even though I did my best to see as much as I could each day, there are still many things I didn’t have time to see but I just hope that means I’ll be back. 😉

If I were to judge the Danes by people I met in Copenhagen, I would say they are a nice, smiling people who are always there to help you in English whenever you need something. And they also have a tendency to compliment you out of the blue (happened twice to me).

Asali was a wonderful host and an amazing cook (I never met anyone who can whip up a proper dinner in 20 minutes – and it tastes great).

So, here are the pictures of some of the things I visited. I actually managed one run while there. Luckily I did two days in because afterwards, there was no way my legs would have made it. I am still recuperating from the whole vacation experience…

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Marble church

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Cafe in a shopping centre

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View from one of the bridges

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View from a bridge

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Old Danish hot dog (and as it’s an old recipe, strange stuff can be tasted in it)

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A great place for running (old military base)

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One side of the picture (Rosenborg castle)

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Other side of the picture (Rosenborg castle)

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Botanical garden

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The beach 🙂

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Old stock exchange

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Windmill at Kastellet

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The Little Mermaid

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Cruise around the channels

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Cruise around the channels

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In the Zoo

 

 

 

 

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Crowns at Rosenborg castle

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Rosenborg castle

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Rosenborg castle

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Orsted park

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Orsted park

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Cruise around the channels

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Cruise around the channels

 

At dinner with Asali

At dinner with Asali

P.S. I’ll hide this here. It’s also a great city for shopping, I came back with a full bag of clothes. 😀

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