The beautiful Adriatic coast
Trip Start Mar 24, 2008
15Trip End Sep 12, 2008
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Unfortunately the weather forced us to cut our time in Slovenia shorter than planned, however we plan to return sooner or later
The last couple of weeks have been spent travelling through Croatia from the lovely coastal towns of Istria to the breathtaking national parks. When travelling through this part of our trip you tend to find yourself imagining what some of these people went through during the homeland war.This usually happens when driving through the small villages and you see houses riddled with bullet holes or even collapsed roofs. You ask yourself have these home owners just never returned or was they the unlucky ones during the war. The minefields are also reminders and are to this day still being cleared. It can be a little surreal when driving on a coutry lane and you see signs on both sides indicating "danger minefields" and then occassionally you see a shrine to someone who maybe wandered into the fields after the war had ended. Thirty minutes later you can then find yourself in Croatias number one destination Plitvicka lakes (national park). This place is paradise, huge waterfalls, cascades, crystal clear water and tourists from all corners of the globe. So far Croatia is a great place to be, the only thing i'm wondering is if there are any Germans left in their country as every second car is from Germany.
At the moment we are back in Birmingham due to a member of family being ill (well thats our excuse, nothing to do with the final of The Apprentice or the Euro finals ............come on Croatia!!!)
We will be re-united with Banksy on Saturday