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... so grateful that Jason was the one driving today because if it was me I think we surly would have ended up rolling backward downhill!
We drove to our apartment for the night in Slunj, which took about 3 and a half hours, but the last hour was spent on a really narrow, 2-way winding road. The apartment is in a small town about half hour away from one of the main attractions in Croatia, Plitvice National Park, where we will visit tomorrow. ...
So I got the 10:30 AM bus to Plitvice Lakes national park. The bus arrived at around 12:50 PM and cost 90 some kuna. I've decided that buses are really not that great of a way to get around Croatia. They are actually the only public way to go, but the roads here are very windy, and the public buses stop at almost all of the little towns. So it takes forever. It took us almost an hour to drive the last 25 ...
... was for donkeys; literally we soon saw as well as felt. Back in our cute red VW chariot we pressed on to Plitvice. The landscape the freeway passed through was high rocky terrain with many tunnels including the longest mountain tunnel we have ever been in. 5.5 kms. We started to wonder if we would ever come out of the dark. Soon after this stage, maybe 20 kms, when we turned off the freeway the landscape changed to agriculture areas not dissimilar to parts ...
... the minority’s weakness, joined forces and took over
government, essentially reintroducing Communism to Bulgaria. This is what the
people were protesting, which made it a little noisy when we came through the
main square on our walking tour, but it was also a great example of a peaceful
protest. I just hope the people of Bulgaria get what they deserve and want out
of their politics.
Local tour finished, we headed to a grill restaurant for
... of gorgeous photos.
The next morning, most of the group took the tram to the highest point of the trails and hiked several miles down to a central lake where we all met up on the island. From there, we took a second boat to the far end where we continued our hike, first to the tallest waterfall and then up the mountain on the side of the valley to where our bus waited. I enjoyed our evening hike far more - - nobody else had been around, the light had been ...