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Ancestral Village (not mine), Donji Oštrc, Croatia travel blog

Ancestral Village (not mine)

A travel blog entry by budz888

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... of the advantages of writing up the blog in Croatia) This place might not be very far from Zagreb (well, Tasmania's bigger than Croatia, so nothing's going to be that remote) but despite what I just wrote in parentheses, this place really was ...

Blue, Blue, Blue., Biograd na Moru, Croatia travel blog

Blue, Blue, Blue.

A travel blog entry by emtyadventures

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... disconnect between your mind, body and your actions. This is the state we were in as we crossed the border into Croatia. We slowed through a passport control area, but unable to see the signs through our visors, we squinted and innocently rolled ...

how we got through Croatia, Zupanja, Croatia travel blog

how we got through Croatia

A travel blog entry by bogna

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... to where our driver was heading. After several km we caught a Turkish man, another lorry driver. While we were driving through the whole Croatia, I managed to catch up with sleep in the cabin bed of the Turkish man, for about 1,5h. At 5pm we were around ...

Is It Wrong to Love a Power Plant?, Rijeka, Croatia travel blog

Is It Wrong to Love a Power Plant?

A travel blog entry by eundel

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I spent much of this morning driving through Croatia's coastal mountains. One particularly lovely ocean inlet was dominated by a giant coal-fired power plant. I expect most people would have thought this ruined the scene, but I'm an engineer at heart ...

Dobrodošli u Hrvatska, Porec, Croatia travel blog

Dobrodošli u Hrvatska

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... activity in Poreč. This could be because of the weekend, or maybe I've finally hit the high season, or maybe Croatia has a better marketing campaign than Slovenia. The old town was interesting because it had more of it's original architecture than ...

Speed Trap, Zadar, Croatia travel blog

Speed Trap

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... totally unreasonable), but for some reason this morning I was just like, whatever. I had read in some countries (I couldn't remember whether Croatia was one), you just pay the fine on the spot. I happened to have plenty of cash with me since the hotel ...

Thursday in Croatia, Tuhelj, Croatia travel blog

Thursday in Croatia

A travel blog entry by budz888

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After paying homage to Tito, man of peace (that's what it says on the t-shirt I bought), we continued on to Tuhelj where we were supposed to meet up with Joe and his sister for a bit of wallowing in mud.  Yeah, typical European activity.  ...

Tito, Man of Peace, Kumrovec, Croatia travel blog

Tito, Man of Peace

A travel blog entry by budz888

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Another interesting day in Croatia.  We were off to some mud-baths but the birthplace of Tito was just about on the way so we nipped into Kumrovec for a look.  This place is really close to Slovenia... which looks superb.  It ...

At Marko's, Zagreb, Croatia travel blog

At Marko's

A travel blog entry by budz888

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I eventually woke up, on the couch at Marko's brother's place.  Yeah, Marko was on the couch somewhere too. More wine for breakfast... of course.  And some beer... and some rakia.  Then Marko went into the shed out the back where they ...

The Republic of Ragusa, Dubrovnik, Croatia travel blog

The Republic of Ragusa

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... for most of its existence, it was shelled by the Yugoslav Army with the help of Montenegrin militias in 1991, during Croatia's bid for independence. When I visited, just about all of the damage has been repaired. The only obvious sign tourists were ...

BL #17:  Croatian Three-Peat, Dubrovnik, Croatia travel blog

BL #17: Croatian Three-Peat

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... be as incredible as you once remembered - but luckily for us, Dubrovnik never seems to disappoint. As our flight slowly descended into Croatia, I smirked to myself as I realized something amusing - you're supposed to go up and not down, in order to find ...

McDonald's and Hello Kitty, Pula, Croatia travel blog

McDonald's and Hello Kitty

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... from the Roman era, including a huge Amphitheater (Amfiteatar), which is the largest Roman monument preserved in Croatia and claims have the best preserved mantle wall anywhere. From examining those walls, archeologists determined coverings were ...

Two Archeology Museums, Split, Croatia travel blog

Two Archeology Museums

A travel blog entry by eundel

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First thing this morning, I returned my rental car. It was a little sad. I was it's first driver so it felt like mine, and I'd put just over 2000km on the vehicle. It really wouldn't have made any sense to keep the car at this point, though. I'm going to ...

The Obnoxious and the Outrageous, Split, Croatia travel blog

The Obnoxious and the Outrageous

A travel blog entry by daveaway

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... Split.  So I didn’t find my shoes. But thanks to Lottie and Hannah I am very glad I ended up returning to Croatia. Next I am planning to go to Belgrade, which I’m told is the party capital for Europe. The place will surely be off ...

Splitting Split, Hvar, Croatia travel blog

Splitting Split

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... time, probably because I was in my Split hotel for so long I got rusty. I was pretty tired after all that, especially since Croatia was still Texas-hot, but I did manage to find the energy to climb up to a small fort above the town. Construction began on ...

Zagreb, day 2, Zagreb, Croatia travel blog

Zagreb, day 2

A travel blog entry by budz888

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Well, I have a three day rule when traveling. It doesn't matter what the first impression was; if you stay three days you'll get to know the place and like it. With Zagreb it's only taken two. It turns out that what I thought was the main road was just ...

Best Slap Ever, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia travel blog

Best Slap Ever

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... . You've got decent sized roads running through a series of towns where you have to slow down to 50 kph (about 30 mph). If Croatia were West Texas, there'd be a cop hiding at the edge of every town. Interestingly, I noticed the car behind me flashing his ...

Can't get enough of Hvar!, Hvar, Croatia travel blog

Can't get enough of Hvar!

A travel blog entry by madman96

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Once again we decide to extend our glorious stay at the Amfora hotel in Hvar and completely write-off Split.  We wake up just in time to get the last available room and surprise, surprise, we have to change rooms again. We head down to ...

Last day in Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia travel blog

Last day in Zagreb

A travel blog entry by budz888

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Zagreb...  Yes, it's more interesting than I'd first thought.  Plus, in general the people are friendly and restaurants make you feel more welcome than you'll find in other capital cities. They also have a superb park right in the centre of ...

Don't mention Harry Kewell..., Zagreb, Croatia travel blog

Don't mention Harry Kewell...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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Hot. So fucking hot. Near Zagreb's main square, I lounge on beautifully comfortable couches, protected from death by magnificent, flaring umbrellas, accompanied by an espressoand ice tea. In the draining heat, the coffee keeps me awake, the latter ...

Wednesday in Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia travel blog

Wednesday in Zagreb

A travel blog entry by budz888

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I suppose I need to buy a ticket to Warsaw at some stage so I did that this morning.  The quite impressive railway station, with lots of stalls outside selling blackberry wine and blackberry vodka... On the way back to the centre I passed this ...

Tranquility for as long as you can get away with.., Porec, Croatia travel blog

Tranquility for as long as you can get away with..

A travel blog entry by piholland

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... in the crystal clear waters, driving the length of the country down to Split and then back through the countryside. Croatia is so underdeveloped with hundreds off little towns and farming communities its a old comparison but it genuinely feels like ...

pearl of the Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik, Croatia travel blog

pearl of the Adriatic Sea

A travel blog entry by bogna

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POLSKI: Ponownie szlismy spory kawal drogi, nie bylo gdzie stanac, bo droga byla bez pobocza i przez dluzszy moment bez chodnika. W koncu stanelismy na jakims kawalku skwerka przed prywatnym domem i stamtad zabralo nas malzenstwo w srednim wieku. ...

The Anniversary Special, Plitvicka Lakes, Croatia travel blog

The Anniversary Special

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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... We thought the 4 -6 hour tour looked about right to us. We weren't alone by any means here as it is one of Croatia's most popular natural tourist attractions, but there were still times when we were all alone along the walking trails. The trails wander ...

On to Zagreb... last stop on our epic train trip, Zagreb, Croatia travel blog

On to Zagreb... last stop on our epic train trip

A travel blog entry by madman96

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We get into Belgrade at 7 am and walked around downtown for 3 hours before hopping back on the train to Zagreb. Zagreb is beautiful and we walk around before finding an outdoor café/restaurant to have dinner at and watch the Euro 2008 finals.  ...

Lazy In Starigrad... Again!, Starigrad, Croatia travel blog

Lazy In Starigrad... Again!

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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... (A$16) but cut the trip down to four hours. We stayed in the same place that we stayed last week but paid an extra 35 Kuna (A$8) for a room with a kitchen. Next we get back on the tourist trail with what is apparently one of Croatia's ...

Hvar town by way of Bosnia, Hvar, Croatia travel blog

Hvar town by way of Bosnia

A travel blog entry by madman96

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I head straight to the old town to do a walk on the city walls before finding a good spot at the hotel beach to finally fall asleep for a few hours.  I wake up and grab the "complementary" breakfast yet again before returning to my "bed" and falling ...

Sutla, Sutla, Croatia travel blog

Sutla

A travel blog entry by budz888

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... all the way to the top.  People would park then walk for a bit and stop for lunch.  Like most of Europe Croatia is very dog friendly.  Apparently this is a speciality in Zagreb.  The hugest casserole you've ever seen.  ...

Zany Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia travel blog

Zany Zagreb

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... Zagreb Botanical Garden, only to find out it closed early on Tuesdays. (Argh. Don't trust the times printed in Lonely Planet Croatia 2010.) I probably didn't need the extra exercise, though. After all that sun and walking, it was back to my hotel room ...

Two Fortresses, Klis, Croatia travel blog

Two Fortresses

A travel blog entry by eundel

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I started off the morning with a longer-than-expected walk to the Museum of Croatian Archeological Monuments, including an unexpected trip up Marjan Hill. Marjan Hill was Split's version of Central Park, except with more climbing. As early as the Middle ...

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