I recently received an email from my favourite teacher at school, the man who taught me how to say 'the having been stuffed dormouse' in Latin, and a very inspirational man. I had not seen him in almost 30 years and not heard from him in almost as long, and I was delighted that he tracked me down via Google, and very pleased that he had not only bought my two books and Hvar guidebook, but that he had enjoyed them enough to tap on his trusty keyboard.
He knew rather a lot about Hvar, as it happened, having discovered it long before I had ever heard of the place. His last visit was back in 2002 when he declared that Hvar Town was not once it once had been and he had decided never to return, but to seek island tranquillity elsewhere. I had to smile. I bought my house and move to the island the month before his last visit.
It got me thinking though - just how to show how much Hvar Town has changed as a destination over the years, and where to search for the answer? YouTube, of course. A look back at Hvar Town over the last almost 50 years. Incredible how it has changed. What will it look like in five years?