On the Edge of a Knife

Janez is a master kite maker (and a top kite aerial photographer, and a fantastic kite flyer), but he also makes books (and skateboards, and schnapps, and sauerkraut, and is an accomplished cook and whatnot, but that’s for another story). He does not make knives (though this might change). Lenart is a blacksmith. He makes … Read more

Fight with the Winds, Round 6

Novi Vinodolski. A really nice seaside town on the Adriatic coast of Croatia, at the mouth of the valley of the vineyards (Vinodol in Croatian) that stretches from Bakarac to the sea, below the mountains of Gorski Kotar and the rise of Velebit. It is a prime tourist place, with a mild climate, clean sea, and pleasant … Read more

An Island of History

This amazing kite aerial photography session started … less than optimal. The Original Blue Rokkaku ended in the Adriatic due to a really stupid mistake – somebody didn’t tie the simplest of the knots correctly and the kite flew off the end of the line. Luckily, the camera was not attached yet. That somebody had … Read more

A Long Road and a Little Church

We are interrupting our regular programme from India to sort some bizarre issues with sharing our content on certain social media sites, and to tell you a story about how to bring a really long log from the forest to the sea. ‘Twas a rainy, but windy day, and in the quest of finding a … Read more

A Magical Lake and a Tribute to Real Flyers

The intermittent Lake Cerknica is, well, magical. I mean, look: We’ve flown above this wonder of nature a couple of times already, but it is never the same and is always stunning. In the late Spring when the waters are receding and the plants are growing insanely, covering the former bottom of the lake in … Read more

Sisyphus of Karst

Wilhelm Putick – Viljem Putik, born in 1856 in Popůvky, Moravia – has a near-mythical status in Slovenian karstology and speleology, and rightly so. As a young student he was impressed by the heroic era of exploration of Moravian Karst – here is a sink, there is a spring, the water flows underground, let’s follow … Read more

A Different Anthem

National anthems are a strange lot. Hailing back from the 18th and 19th century – even most of the new ones composed after the end of World War II and the Cold war are imitating that “Romantic” style – they are pompous, stale, demodé in both verse and music. The lyrics are unimaginative, falling into … Read more

A Pearl from Above

Prvić, the island at the end of summer, the pearl of Šibenik archipelago. We’ve told you everything about the amazing International Festival Creative Days of Faust Vrančić that happened on the first weekend in October on this peach of an island (if you haven’t yet checked it out, do it now – it’s fun, we … Read more