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A Snarky Review on Croatia Weddings

The Eurovision finals, the annual kermesse of pop schlock, wedding croatia, ice skating costume designers, campy queens and all lovers of bad taste throughout Europe is a guilty pleasure that I look forward to every year. Imagine if the Europeans were allowed to create their own pop music without the overwhelming artistic bullying of Afro-American styles, Caribbean beats, Indigenous melodies from Mexico and Afro-Lusitanian creativity from Brazil? A frightening thought, and one that is brought to terrifying life every Spring!

On Saturday, May 24, the 2008 final evening took place. A long parade of mostly amateurish songs went by in a gleeful blur. But that’s okay, because although a true fan finds the whole show thoroughly entertaining, it is always somewhat tongue in cheek, and half the fun is hating it. I watched it on French TV and had the chatter of Julien Lepers and Jean-Paul Gaultier to keep me company. Here was my take on the proceedings:

When I first met her in Kiev, she said that if I wanted too see another woman on that trip that it was OK with her. I told her that I had traveled to Kiev to see only her, and that if we did not have a good connection that I would go home. She didn’t bring it up after that. I wasn’t sure if she had a confidence problem or was just not very interested in me. But the rest of the trip went OK.

We started planning our second meeting soon after I arrived home from the Ukraine in June. We spoke at least 3 times a week on the phone from then until our trip to Malta this past week. I tied to get her to come to the USA for a visit, but she did not want to go through the visitor visa interview process at the USA embassy in Kiev. She was afraid of it. We discussed her coming here to the USA, and I was very detailed in describing life in America to her. I made sure to be realistic about it. That she would have to learn to drive a car, etc. Of course, I was ready and willing to make all these things happen for her. I told her that Americans do work most of the time; it’s not a place where people have a lot of idle time. She seemed ready and willing to come here. She wanted to have a child with me and not work, which was fine with me.

 

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Love is in Dubrovnik’s Weddings

Some time ago, I came across an advertisement in the local Dubrovnik paper advertising the dubrovnik wedding conference that was taking place in Dubrovnik. This conference was toying with the idea that Dubrovnik is the new Mecca for the brides to be. I have posed my thoughts for a while, trying to dig up my new age romantic soul, creating a mental picture of an ideal wedding ceremony in city of ours, and wickedly thinking of the best possible ways to keep the future mother-in-law at bay! A word dungeon sprang into my mind and the fortress Bokar was the perfect location. However, on the serious note my joke stopped there as this was indeed used as the prison as recent as the World War II.

Like in all churches, a respectful dress code applies.

We know Dubrovnik has really hot summers so it is tempting to dress “light”, which is OK, as long as it is respectful. If you plan to wear a dress or a top which is strapless or showing bear shoulders then you are risking the priest commenting about it.

Avoid even the chance of such an embarrassing moment and just dress as you would at home or bring a shawl and cover your shoulders appropriately. In fact, we recommend ALL LADIES to make sure they bring a light shawl or pashmina for the ceremony.

We asked the priest once what he considered the right length for a dress, to which he answered that just above the knee was acceptable, anything shorter does not belong in the house of God.

Maldives – Due to its one-of-a-kind beauty, this country has earned the title “Most Romantic Spot in the World”. Countless islands and a thousand coral islands cover the 35,000 square feet of Indian Ocean and it is located near (about 500 miles) from Sri Lanka. This is one of the well-preserved places across the globe. But it is quite difficult to get here – it is a long flight from United States then you transfer to a boat or seaplane from the airport. However, as you arrive you are rewarded by picturesque white beaches and also the place offers the best snorkeling and diving spot in the world. Each island has its own resort so you won’t have to move from one island to another.

Caribbean – This destination has a lot to offer and you will surely find the most suitable place for your budget and lifestyle. You could find all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica; French restaurants and luxurious hotels in St. Bart; and beach lovers would definitely embrace the Turks & Caicos.

Bali – Out of 17, 500 islands of Indonesia, Bali is the most famous. Bali has warm weather from 60s to 90s and dry season occurs from June to September, which also means low humidity. Honeymooners should visit some tourist districts such as Legian, Bukit, Sansur and Nusa Dua. Ensure to include Central Bali to your schedule as it is considered an artist community and it has the Monkey Forest and the most beautiful rice terraces.

Along with living in the trunks of trees, in lack of a better home, and accommodations, and liking the sun, these snakes slept on the side of the roads to a high extent, where often times they chummed with one another-(figuratively speaking that is); looking like dried up old branches, logs and so forth- especially in the fall season (autumn)-laying over one another like little lions. But as winter came around, back into the trunks and holes of trees they’d find themselves. And when they’d see a passerby, especially during the long hot summers, they’d play possum [dead], and when a female-in particular, would be carrying water to the nearby village or to her country residence, and if they’d walk by them, they’d twist their bodies slowly and positioning themselves just right-after that, quicker than you could say ‘help’ they’d have their fangs, in one’s leg. And the water being fresh would feed, and quench, their thirst. It should be noted, because of their aggressive temperament, even on the best of days-the best of their days, it would be hard for them not to do their dirty deeds; they seemed to be simply born with an aggressive nature (character or personality).

-Well, this went on for the longest of times-or so it seemed, and one day, during one sunlight hour, after hearing-year after year people’s complaints and protests, the King, King Mon of the region announced that whoever could rid the region of these nasty and evil serpents, he’d reward them by allowing them to marry his beautiful and youthful daughter. Ah yes, it was indeed a luring reward, and all within the kingdom’s province, wished they had such courage, if not skill, or perhaps even a spell to subdue these creatures with-to do this task, to receive this reward. But none came forward.

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