The Travel section explores Italy’s Amalfi Coast, Bosnia’s Mostar and Vis, Croatia, in the 2013 Europe Issue.
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“The Mediterranean as it once was.”
“Are you 1,000 percent certain I’m not about to die?” I asked, eyeing my taxi driver with suspicion.
The ancient pathway was long and rocky. Lined with delicate orchids and scented by zesty lemon groves, it zigzagged up the mountain and out of view. Far below, waves crashed against giant boulders, and an endless succession of cars, coaches and mopeds swept around the countless hairpin bends.
Over the centuries, the Irish have dispersed like clovers in the wind, alighting in lands far from their native soil. This year, the Emerald Isle is calling them back to their roots.