Writer Matthew Félix needed to figure out what was next for him, so he went on a month-long solo retreat in a seaside village in Croatia. From the characters he met, to the experiences he had—some funny, some frustrating—to the thoughts, memories, and emotions that came up for him, these are his unscripted stories and ruminations from a month in Croatia. [o] New episodes Mondays. Recorded on location in Croatia. [o] matthewfelix.com [o] Matthew Félix is the producer of multiple podcasts, including “Matthew Félix on Air” and “Porcelain Travels,” and he is author of three Amazon-bestselling books: the novel “A Voice Beyond Reason,” “With Open Arms: Short Stories of Misadventures in Morocco,” and “Porcelain Travels: Humor, Horror, and Revelation in, on, and around Toilets, Tubs, and Showers.” [o] Music credits: https://filmmusic.io; ”Sonatina in C Minor" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com); License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
All Good Things Must Come to an End
On his last night in the village, Matthew reflects on a wonderful month, including what he has accomplished, what he’ll miss, and what he’ll be taking back with him as he returns his day-to-day life.
As his time in the village nears its end, Matthew catches up with friends. In the process, he learns more than he ever expected to know about hedgehogs—including the difference between Croatian and African ones.
On his last full day, Matthew starts preparing for his departure—while hoping he can fit in one last trip to the beach.
A Big Decision
The day of the village festival, Matthew has an epiphany that heralds a major—and bittersweet—turning point that will dramatically alter has life at home.
That night, the festivities in full swing, Matthew meets up with friends and makes a new one, is the recipient of still more incredible hospitality, and tries not to think about the fact that the end is near.
Saint Mary & the Countdown
When the church bells won’t stop ringing, Matthew learns that it’s the day of the village festival, when the Virgin Mary will be taken on her yearly stroll through the village—and the whole village will party late into the night.
Later, Matthew faces the fact that he only has four days left in the village—and he really doesn’t want to leave.
A Bizarre Day
Thirty takes later, for some reason Matthew still cannot manage to film what should be an easy, routine promo clip. On a walk that night, he comes under attack in his underwear and overhead, too, in what prove to be two very close calls.
Body Image & Bugs
When Matthew sees a little girl at the nude beach, he can’t help but think about how lucky she is to have parents instilling in her a healthy body image.
Back at home, Matthew has encounters with industrious ants, adorable geckos, and a spider that is horrible at hide-and-seek.
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Entertaining and interesting!
I really enjoyed this podcast; I am still listening. It’s funny, engaging and a very interesting take on traveling day by day. I love the variety of the escapades Matthew takes the listener on - never a dull moment. I travel often for work and this is the perfect podcast to listen to while I wait around at the airport!
Your Own Virtual Tour Guide!
Excellent, unique podcast that details Matthew's adventures in Croatia! Entertaining to listen to even for those staying home!
Entertaining insightful vignettes.
Entertaining insightful vignettes.