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Heaven on Earth( island Hvar, bays Torac and Tvrdni dolac) / Raj na zemlji ( uvale Torac i Tvrdni dolac)


Welcome to heaven on earth. These images were taken in bays Torac and Tvrdni dolac. I spoke to you about my little village Gdinj. Well, like most villages situated on this part of the island Hvar, it is located on the middle of the island. About thirty bays on each side of the island belong to Gdinj, that is they form a vital part of it. This kind of arragements is nothing out of the ordinary. It was quite common in the old days to have two houses, one by the sea and one in the village. It was actually a necessity because people had so much land to farm that they had no time to go back to the village to spend the night. In addition, everyone was a fisherman in those days, so that is another reason why they had to have a house by the sea. Consequently, the majority of houses in Gdinj's bays are at least a hundred years old. Today most of these houses are available for rent ( to tourists) during the Summer. Fortunately, there are only a handful of houses in each of Gdinj's bays (there are even bays that have a single house), so it never gets too crowded and there is always pleanty of space to be found on the beaches. This is still heaven on earth. Untouched, natural and beautiful. There is never an empty bed in these bays, so if you want to vacation in this place, plan in advance and book in time.

Dobrodošli na raj na zemlji. Ove su fotografije uslikane u uvalama Torac i Tvrdni dolac. Govorila sam vam o svom "malom mistu" Gdinju. Kao i većina takvih sela na otoku Hvaru ( pogotovo na ovoj strani otoka) smješten je na sredini otoka i otprilike tridesetak uvala s svake strane otoka pripadaju njemu, to jest važan su dio njega. To nije ništa neobično, dapače u prošlim vremenima bilo je sasvim uobičajeno imati po jednu kuću u uvali i jednu kuću u selu. To je zapravo bila nužnost jer su ljudi obrađivali toliku količinu zemlje da se nisu mogli vratiti u selo kako bi tu proveli noć. Također tada su svi i ribarili, pa im je i zbog toga bila potrebna kuća uz more. Slijedom toga, većina kuća po Gdinjskim uvalama je barem stotinu godina stara. Danas se većina tih kuća i iznajmljuje turistima. Srećom u svakoj uvali ima po nekoliko kuća, a u nekima čak samo jedna, tako da nikad nije prevelika gužva i uvijek ima dovoljno mjesta na plažama. Ovo je još uvijek raj na zemlji. Nedirnut, prirodan i prelijep. Nikad nema praznog kreveta u Gdinjskim uvalama, pa ako želite ovdje ljetovati, planirajte unaprijed i iznajmite na vrijeme.













































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  1. It looks so beautiful here, what a lovely set of photos. Love the double stripes also.

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  2. Hello from Spain: I like your look. Great place. Nice photos. We keep in touch

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  3. You look very nice Ivana:) I love your figure, you have beautiful legs <3
    Have a nice day!
    kisses
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  4. I'm in love with the first picture. You look so beautiful, and look at the sparkle on the water :)

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  5. Da mi je jedna takva kućica pa još i privatna uvala :) Stvarno deluje rajski. Provela si nas kroz toliko mesta za koje ovako ne bih čula, sad već znam tačno gde bih i šta :) Divna si u tim prugicama :)

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  6. Ma che posto stupendo, Ivana! E che interessante la tua spiegazione sulle case al mare degli abitanti del villaggio!
    Sei deliziosa con quel competino a righe! D
    Baci!
    S
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  8. Obožavam ovakva mjesta gdje je sve još relativno netaknuto i divlje naspram svim turističkim kaosima koje izbjegavam jer ne volim gužvu i milion ljudi na plaži pokraj sebe :) Sviđa mi se ova prugasta kombinacija, što ti više treba za ljeto uz more? :)

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    1. hvala ti, ni ja nisam ljubitelj gužvi.

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  9. Houses that are more than a 100 years old and such a beautiful bay... I would love to spend some time there! I really liked the pictures and your striped romper! You always look so beautiful and always so happy, this is so nice to see! By the way, I am the one to thank you how sweet and always so kind to me you are! I hope you have a very nice week!
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    1. thank you Denise, such a wonderful comment.

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  10. It really looks like a paradise. Very nice and cool!

    With love, Nastya Deutsch
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  11. Jezus, this is by far my favorite from your travel posts! All these exotic names sound like something straight from the Witcher game! I love fisherman villages and houses, there is something very soothing about them. Manly guys, the smell of salt water and fish, the boats, it warms my heart! ! ! Someday I would love to visit and stay in one of those old houses ^_^ It IS heaven on earth!

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    1. thank you Keit. I hope you will get the chance to visit this place someday.

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  12. Stunning photos!!! You look fabulous as always!
    Have a lovely day :-)


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  13. OMG! you look cute as a button here, Ivana. Beautiful pics.
    xox
    Lenya
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  14. Bozanstveno mesto! Odusevljena sam fotkama :)
    Pusa

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  15. Draga Ivana!
    Fotografije od vas i od krajolik od otoku Hvaru su vrlo lijepe!
    LG Carolin

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  16. Such a beautiful place!

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    1. The landscape, water and the cute houses just so lovely! Your maritime inspired ensemble is too perfect for this location, Ivana!

      xoxo Ira
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  17. Great shots, lady! Cute stripes!

    -Ashley
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  18. Great post! xx

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  19. Looks so beautiful and relaxing! Love the romper!
    -xo, Shell (http://acourageousbeauty.com/)

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  20. Hello Ivana,

    this is my first visit on your Blog and i found your words and pics really nice. I see beautiful landscapes and a nice young lady.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Greetings from Germany.

    Bye
    Jennifer

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  21. Stvarno je prekrasno! :) Da mi je sada biti tamo! Izgleda tako mirno! :)

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  22. I simply adore places like that, it seems to be so peaceful and harmonious. Those buildings don't look like hundred years old, but I believe you ;)
    The view is just marvelous!

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    1. thank you Alexandra. Most of the houses have been modernized, let's say, they don't look as they used to.

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  23. Piękne miejsce !!! Faktycznie wygląda jak raj na zemi <3 A Ty jestes piękna :***

    Buziaki kochana :**

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  24. Beautiful pics and look Ivana !!


    Kisses


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  25. Mamiš me, mamiš.. u svakom slučaju mi je draže istraživati manja i 'netaknuta' mjesta na Jadranu i nikako ne volim gužve i kad pola sata moram tražiti par cm mjesta na plaži i gaziti preko drugih.
    Kombinacija ti je savršena za zadnje vrućine i još koji kupanjac ovaj tjedan :)

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  26. I love your striped outfit, you look fabulous , meanwhile I'm wrapped up in a jacket and boots and wondering whether to light the fire. xxx

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    1. thank you Vix, I hope the weather improves there.

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  27. Such beautiful photos and you look great! :)

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  28. Belle foto e te stai benissimo, adoro questo completino a righe!
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  29. Dear Ivana, how beautiful you look again in the pictures and so happy! The suit you are wearing is very cute and perfect for this location. It is interesting that in the past most of the people there had two houses but after reading your explanation this makes absolutely sense for me. Thanks for the tip, I'm convinced it is absolutely amazing there for a vacation!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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    1. thank you Rena. It's a lovely place to relax and very suitable for a family vacation.

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  30. Davvero un posto bellissimo Ivana!!!

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  31. beautiful pictures!!
    kisses and have a nice day sweetie

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  32. Que lugar tan bonito y que fotos mas divinas!!
    Besos!!

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  33. This is really the heaven on earth and you look lovely ♥

    xo Sabine

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  34. Stvarno je predivno... <3 Uživaj! :)

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  35. Love des pics and ur outfit is cool.love d stripes . So Chic !

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  36. I always love your sceneries and you look so cute, girl. :)

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  37. Oh what beautiful views! It would be so nice to have a house there, even just to stay in for a holiday :)

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  38. bellissimo look, adoro le righe Ivana
    buon mercoledì
    un bacione
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  39. It would be amazing to rent a house in a place like that or even just spend the day. I always imagined one day living on the water. You compete quite well with the gorgeous scenery in your summery outfit, dear. So happy to see so much of those amazing legs, always very exciting for me!! That last shot especially was so fantastic for me tonight. Lovely, sexy lady!!

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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    1. yes, even just one day in a place like this one is very relaxing.

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  40. You looking lovely in stripes! Love the place. Looks so beautiful in all the pictures...
    Xo

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  41. Que lugar perfeito. A vista é linda, e deve ser extraordinário ver o por do sol desse lugar. Amei as fotos.

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  42. Che meraviglia queste foto Ivana!!! Bellissimo il tuo look navy!!!
    xo Paola
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  43. Indeed this looks like a little piece of heaven. Thank you for sharing it with us Ivana!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  44. I totally love how you styled this look. I have a skinny ankle and low ankle boots dont look great on me, I dont think they do. Where are you girl? Still back in your home town? It looks like an amazing place, a little piece of heaven like Rowena said.
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    1. This is Mostar, but I was in Split earlier today.

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  45. Često mi se u zadnje vrijeme događa da ne mogu komentirati odmah po vašim objavama, ali nekada to ispadne i odlično...ovaj me post našao baš u pravo vrijeme. Opet je sunce, opet je toplo, opet sve u meni vrišti da mi je samo pola dana šetnje uz obalu. Eto sada jesam, makar ovako virtualno...ali bolje išta nego ništa, zar ne? ;)
    A nema ništa bolje za ljeto od ovakvih jednostavnih outfita...još ako su prugiceee. :))

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    1. tako je...i mene često virtualne šetnje oraspolože.

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  46. Uh kakvo mesto! Opet bi na more! Set na pruge je presladak :*

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  47. Twój blog jest bardzo ciekawy ;)
    Obserwuję
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  48. Oh it is beautiful! We wanted to find a place to stay on Hvar but when we booked rather late (May) everything was full or super expensive! Hence we stayed on Korcula instead (which was lovely anyway!) The first photo is magical, the sparkling shards on the water! Your two piece is really cute too! You look lovely!x

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    1. Korčula is wonderful, I was there only once and I can't wait to go again.

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  49. Cute style and this place looks so beautiful and so relaxing <3

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  50. It's so gorgeous! Your outfit is too cute! This reminds me of the song Heaven On Earth by Belinda Carlisle.
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  51. Wish I could see these places, Ivana! I was actually planning a trip to Eastern Europe & Croatia was one of the destinations. But I was convinced to visit Budapest & Prague instead, else we could meet up.

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    1. Budapest and Prague are also lovely, I always wanted to visit them.

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  54. I would love to teleport there, especially on summer. :)

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