Question: What happens when I leave the phone on the bed at night?
Today in Wikipedia wormholing
It started with this photo of Dubrovnik on Instagram
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Dubrovnik, Croatia is situated on the Adriatic Sea and is home to roughly 42,000 people. The picturesque city was one of the last standing fortifications in Croatia's war for independence, including the well-known "Siege of Dubrovnik" in which it held out against the Yugoslav People’s Army in 1991. Croatia won its independence in 1995 and eventually joined the European Union in 2013. /// Created by @micahjmarshall and @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @digitalglobe
It mentioned ‘Siege of Dubrovnik’, so looked it up to read on it.
From there, went to read about Operation Tiger (1992), and the Battle of Konavle.
In parallel tabs, also read about the Bay of Kotor and the peninsula of Prevlaka.
Bay of Kotor, lead to reading about Karstification, Montenegro, town of Herceg Novi, and (from Montenegro) about a 12 Km long beach called Velika Plaža. Montenegro seems like a good, slightly off-beat place to visit.
At this point, I took a detour from Wikipedia to Google maps, and spent a while exploring the region… Mainly bay of Kotor.
Returning to Wikipedia, resumed with the war articles. Next up, from Operation Tiger in 1992, to Operation Storm in 1995. It was, apparently, the biggest land battle in Europe since WW2!
Also open, though yet to be read, are articles on Operation Summer (1995), State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs, and Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (1918–1929).
Think they’ll last me the night 🙂
P.S.: The featured image is from xkcd.
Inverted vacation clock
Back home, I’m struggling to open my eyes at 8:30 AM.
Today, by 8:30 local time (7:30 UK), I was wide awake and itching to go for a run, but for the foot and knee injuries. I’d already finished Twitter, Facebook, Google+, BBC News, GReader, and email.
Ferry to Hvar
37°C outside. 120 passengers on the top deck. 2 split ACs set to 18°C.
The 10 in front of the AC are freezing, ones in the back are dripping rivers of sweat. We’re in the middle. Suffering, but not enough to earn the right to complain.