Welcome to Split, capital of Dalmatia and the second-largest town in all of Croatia. Thanks to the unstoppable style of its natives, this bustling city-by-the-sea is a fantastic place to visit and one of Eastern Europe’s best-kept secrets.Read more
About: Benjamin Lilly
Ben entered Backroads via its delicious backstage, as a Camp Chef, just one year after completing his undergraduate degree in Linguistics at University of California at Santa Cruz. Despite having studied abroad in Switzerland, volunteered in the Amazon and acted in Mexico City, he’s never found a place that beats his homeland of Northern California. But the search continues— as does the search for the perfect taco (the best one so far is in a place called Camalú, in case you were wondering). Outside of Backroads, he is currently revising and editing his second novel.
Recent Posts by Benjamin Lilly
If I learned one thing while studying in Switzerland, it’s that fondue brings people together. Fondue in winter warms you up from the inside. Summer fondue is a naughty pleasure, like a morning mimosa. Should you find yourself high in the mountains after a day of hiking or cycling, starting to shiver beneath the green-cheese moon—maybe it’s time to ditch the diet and dip in.Read more
"Praha" is Czech for "threshold": a reference to medieval trade taxes, but in many ways still an apt name today. My favorite city in Europe sits on the threshold between East and West, past and future.Read more
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