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After seeing Plitvice National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979, we wondered why it hasn't been placed on the short list of the world’s greatest natural wonders. It’s an amazing place, where words will fail to do it justice. So this will be relatively brief, with photos hopefully doing the job of thousands of words.
Plitvice Lakes is the largest National Park in Croatia. Mum and I went with a tour group firm Trogir as it was easier this way. When we first got there we went on a ferry to the other side to the first waterfalls. The boats do not have large motors as they do everything to not disturb the nature. The entire park is ...
... you can set on your way and it will give turn by turn directions all the way there without needing data... TECHNOLOGY NOWADAYS EH!! I was waiting for it to give up any point but it managed to get us all the way there, it did have a hissy fit halfway and no longer gave us visual pictures of the map but the directions still kept coming so we ploughed on. We arrived at our campsite at the lakes at around 5 and had the token celebratory beer.. We didn't bother with ...
... the drive were a very insightful look into rural Croatia and it's recent history. The first events of the war in early 1991 actually started in Plitvice and the surrounding rural areas. During this time, many of the homes in the area were abandoned as people were displaced and driven out by the fighting.
As we got off the highway, the villages started rolling by, a good mix of new construction and old homes, all covered ...
... Houses of Parliament.
We also learned that Hungary has had a very turbulent history. In the Middle Ages it was a powerful kingdom, but was conquered by the Turks and became part of the Ottoman Empire. After the Ottomans were evicted the Habsburgs took over, bringing a period of prosperity culminating in the Austro- Hungarian Empire. But they were on the losing side in the First World War and ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHouse Marija Rakovica
We enjoyed a quiet stay here, with a comfortable, spacious two-room apartment. The hosts offered us homemade schnapps and fresh fruit as a welcome. A grocery store is across the street and a great restaurant is within easy walking distance. This is an enjoyable place to stay.
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