Plitvice Lakes and Opatija by the Sea

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I have traveled to 97 countries, posted 9,428 pictures and written 238 entries in 49 travel blogs
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Oct 2, 2009

About Bumihills

We are both retired educators.
Favourite music
Mostly classic rock
Interests and hobbies
Travel, art, reading, golf, photography (not necessarily in that order)
One thing I want to do before I die
See as many places in the world as possible.
We love to travel as you can see. We have been doing so for over 35 years, first on camping trips to the National Parks of the U.S. including Alaska and Hawaii; then into Canada and Mexico.  Then we started our international travels together in the early 1980's when we went on our first cruise through the Panama Canal.  Cruising, however, is not our favorite way to travel although since this time we have been on six more.   We love heading off independently on trips but in recent years, having gotten older and also traveling to more exotic locations,  have relied more on tours.   We have manged to cross the globe many times having traveled to just over 90  countries and to every continent.   However, most of our blogs and pictures only go back as far as digital photography.  Before that we took thousands of slides, mostly in Europe but also in China, Japan and Southeast Asia.  We really wish we would have been able to include these in our travel blogs but to do so would take some serious scanning and uploading which, as you will note, we've done only a bit of.

Besides travel we love reading about history and the different cultures of the world.  This has added to our enjoyment of our travels immensely. My husband is an ardent artist as well and many of the places we have visited have inspired his art. You can check this out on his website at We also sell many of our photos on  istockphoto at
and at, (click on advanced search and type in the word bumihills in the submitter box then click search).  Please visit these!  And, if you have any questions about any of these destinations, feel free to email us and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Recent Entries by Bumihills

  • The Sacred City - Dec 1, 2014

    We drove to Anuradhapura and visited the archaeological ruins there. Anuradhapura is an ancient city, located at a distance of 206 km from Colombo. The city is in northern Sri Lanka and is the cap...

  • Lovely Mostar - Mar 18, 2015

    This morning we journeyed north and inland into Bosnia & Herzegovina with our final destination of the day, Sarajevo. Along the way we stopped in Pocitelj, a small village on the banks of the r...

  • After breakfast, we began an overland transfer to Opatija. En route, we stopped to explore Croatia’s magnificent Plitvice Lakes, a 114-square-mile national park that has, at its heart, 16 tur...

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