EPI and I are going to Croatia at the end of next week. I’ve never been and everyone I talk to and everything I read is overwhelmingly positive, so I’m pretty psyched. We’re staying on the Adriatic coast and possibly we’ll rent a car and do some touring, but mostly I’m looking forward to just basking in the sun and splashing in the sea.
We’ve actually got into the habit of going abroad slightly off-season in the past few years. Last year we went to New York in September, and we’ve gone to Portugal a couple of times in May. The reason is simple: I have a hard time staying away from Iceland in the height of summer, when the light is so magical and the nights so long.
Anyway, my dilemma is this: I need a good book to read. Something that is emotionally engaging as well as a page turner. Something perfect for the beach lounger. Any suggestions? Icelandic or English – I’m open to either.
Also, if you’ve been to Croatia, I’d love any tips you have on things to do, food to order, wine to drink, places to see … all that usual tourist stuff.
WE’RE IN FOR CLOUDY SKIES TODAY
With highs around 14°C, no precipitation… they’re saving that for Sunday, apparently. Sunrise and sunset same as last post – evidently there’s no update available since it’s only a few minutes past midnight.
PS. I’ve almost finished The Magus – I’ve enjoyed it, but it hasn’t appealed to me the same way it did 20 years ago. Finding it a bit dated. Times change!