Appreciate you're taking the time to review my query. The "Destinations" page and its sub pages is meant to hold a portfolio of photos from around the world. The slider will show the countries and the drop up - cities. I removed the arrow from the drop down element, as I don't need it and made the changes in order for it to drop up. The drop up does shown on hover, though I would like a much smoother and elegant transition. Another user has a similar request, referring to the this site: https://nishi.momofuku.com/
Ultimately I just want to be able to make an IX introducing the drop up menu more elegantly. I have tried several instructions both from the forum and the tutorials, though they don't execute well. If I select initial appearance to opacity: 0, the toggle and text (country) disappears and in general none of the transition features seem to execute and apply correctly. Probably a position issue, though not experienced enough to determine which. Does it have anything to do with the Z-index value?