I’ve been planning this trip with my friend Elaine for much of this year, and we’re both practically giddy about it. I think this is Elaine’s first, or nearly first, international trip. We had talked about Istanbul, but decided that the demonstrations, and police overkill, that were going on a few months ago wasn’t worth working around, considering how expensive it is for last-minute ticket changes (although natives assured me that it was perfectly safe, away from Taksim Square).
Why Croatia? I think it’s meant to be. I have been subscribing to National Geographic Traveler since it first came out in 1984, long before I had the means to travel. The most recent issue featured a story on Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. One of the travel blogs I subscribe to Adventurous Kate’s Solo Female Travel Blog, has featured several articles about things to do and see in this beautiful place. My trip in July included a day at Kotor, Montenegro (which I haven’t written about yet – so hard to cull the pictures!), which has similar culture to Croatia. Elaine also had been reading about Croatia, and wanted to see it. Coincidence? I think not.
And this is truffle season in Croatia. I mean, what more could you want?
- Off to Italy and beyond (twodifferentgirls.com)
- Pula, Croatia (thebrightsidee.wordpress.com)
- Split, Croatia (thriftyandblahnik.wordpress.com)
- Justice row sours EU-Croatia ties (bbc.co.uk)