Croatia

If you have never been to Croatia, you definitely need to plan a trip. Both my parents were born there, so that may make me biased, but anyone you meet that has gone, will agree that its gorgeous!

Here’s a few pictures from my visit in 2007, which I took with my parents and my sister:

My parents are from a village just outside of a town called Karlovac.  It’s close to Zagreb, the capital, and has many interesting areas to visit, including an old castle overlooking the town. 

One spot that my parents took me to visit was a hotel called Hotel Korana.  It used to be a very popular hotel, with a busy cafe on the first floor, overlooking a river that the hotel sits on the banks of.  During the war in the 1990’s, this hotel was targeted and destroyed.  It still stands, windows blown out, as a reminder of what happened.

On the coast of Croatia, is one of the most popular cities, Dubrovnik. Popular amongst tourists, this city sees cruise ships all year round. The old part of the city is still surrounded by walls, and is such an amazing place to spend a day exploring.

This is one of the views from the city walls, the Fort of St. Lawrence. This fort allowed views from every angle, seeing any enemies that may have tried to attack from the water.

Dubrovnik is known for its small side alleys, filled with restaurants, hotels, and shops. They are quite neat to see from the city walls.  Of course, everywhere you look are the orange spanish tiled roofs, which you will find all across the coast of Croatia.

My favourite place, though, was a coastal town called Trogir (pronounced Tro-geer). It is such a gorgeous city, with wonderful restaurants, and palm trees lining the walkway along the waterfront. I loved sitting at the outdoor cafes, having a drink, and watching all the people walk by.  The photo below is from my seat at one of the restaurants, which had some of the best seafood I’ve ever eaten.

I can’t wait to go again, and explore more towns that I have not seen yet!

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