Island at the End of Summer – Part 3

“KAP” in the name of our kite team stands for “kite aerial photography. And after all the kite workshops (part 1) and kite flying (part 2) you bet we did a kite aerial photography session on the beautiful island of Prvić! Alas, as we learned in Part 2 of our kite adventures on the island, … Read more

Island at the End of Summer – Part 2

One evening while listening to poetry reading in a cozy konoba on Prvić island, a sudden realization dawned upon us: Kites are poems of the wind. … So let’s see what aerial rhymes the wind poets of Zmajoljupci – Croatian Kite Association and KAP Jasa – kite team Slovenia can muster together! After all the … Read more

Island at the End of Summer – Part 1

We always arrive under the cover of the night, and the stars and the dark sea make the island look farther and bigger. In the light of the Dalmatian sun the island is rather small and close to the mainland; there is a little town with a little port and a little church, with small stone houses on narrow winding streets. Yet all this sweet little cuteness hides a huge volcano of imagination.

Earth, Wind, and … Water

The rains of Spring and Autumn regularly overwhelm the drainage capacity of the rivers on Ljubljana Marshes. Ljubljanica and other rivers and streams swell up and overflow, and the groundwater level rises until it’s above the ground. Huge areas get underwater, and serious lakes form. There is even a long-standing quarrel among Slovenian geographers: are … Read more

Seeing the Invisible: a European Researchers’ Night Lecture

European Researchers’ Night is probably the largest popular science event in Europe, which takes place every year on the last Friday in September. Presentations of scientific discoveries and attractions, exhibitions, public experiments and lectures are available to scientific enthusiasts throughout the day, especially in the evening and at night. KAP Jasa – kite team Slovenia … Read more

At the Marshes, Again

After our supreme experience of flying kites in crazy Opuzen, above the emerald beauty of the delta of Neretva, and above the mysterious Daorson, we had to de-sand our kites (flying on a sandy beach means sand everywhere) – and we chose a nice September afternoon to flex our kite muscles. The wind was too … Read more

Mycenae of Bosnia: Daorson

There is a timeless desolation – and a desolate timelessness – enshrouding the high plateau of Banije west of Stolac in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Lizards and an occasional curious poskok – horned viper, Vipera ammodytes – are pretty much the only creatures that enjoy this place, scattered thorny shrubs and feral pomegranate trees fight for … Read more

Flying Kites in Crazytown

It was the best of times – it was the best of times … We spent five glorious days in and around a town in Croatia that is totally, epically, magnificently crazy. At first we didn’t even want to tell you where this crazy little town is, because then you all will want to come … Read more

A Lush Green Mirage: the Delta of Neretva

As we were invited to a kite festival in Opuzen, Croatia, and pretty much the only thing about it we knew was that it is a cool, artist-friendly place in Dalmatia, on the bank of the river Neretva. And it’s true: Opuzen is a cool, artist-friendly town on the bank of Neretva, at the cusp … Read more

Kite Festival Opuzen, Croatia

International endeavours of KAP Jasa – kite team Slovenia are on again! Snježana and Žare of the Croatian Kite Association invited us to a fantastic little kite festival in a fantastic place at the mouth of river Neretva near the town of Opuzen, Croatia. The town is simply amazing, the people are incredible, and their … Read more