Guide to KRKA National Park and SKRADIN

A guide to Krka National Park, a green paradise nestled between the hills and mountains of Central Dalmatia. However, even the way can be the goal, since it’s within walking distance from the small coastal town of Skradin.

Center of attention: The Skradinski Buk waterfall.
Center of attention: The Skradinski Buk waterfall.

And what a scenic walk that is!
Although this national park is not that large, it still is impressively rich in various types of habitats with many endemic species.

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Guide to SPLIT, a city that has it all

Let me guide to Split, another one of these many Croatian cities that seem to have it all: Rich history presented in a well-preserved, breathtakingly beautiful old town. Colorful farmers’ markets selling fresh produce to restaurants that prepare the most delish meals. Lush woods as well as nice beaches – and all that within the city limits. And a posh harbor – the gateway to splendid destinations beyond the sea.

View of Split
View from the bell tower – the lowest level of the cathedral’s bell tower: I’m afraid of heights and the staircase is pretty open….

Nevertheless, visiting Split, I had to check it out in a….split second.

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Guide to VELA LUKA on the Island of Korčula

This is a guide to Vela Luka, a small port town on the Island of Korčula.

View of Korčula town from the Uvala Plitvine bay.
View of Korčula town from the Uvala Plitvine bay.

Albeit, I’m not sure if a guide does this remote spot in the Adriatic sea justice. Probably it’s much better to just drift from day to day.

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24 hours in ZAGREB

(Updated April 2020)

You know like in all my “24 hours in….”-post I’ve written that there is so much more to see and one day is not enough? Well, when it comes to Zagreb, I don’t.

Since if you’re not there for a conference, convention, or exhibition, a day is enough to cover the attractions, do some shopping, and have a meal of Zagorski Štrukli, dough – baked or boiled, sweet or salty – or Ćevapi, a type of traditional kebab.

Street leading to St. Mark's church in Zagreb, landmark to be visited during 24 hours in Zagreb
Zagreb’s iconic St. Mark’s church

So in this case,  the post is an itinerary for a layover or a shortstop on a road-trip way south e. g. to the Adriatic coast – as well as a complete guide for a city break.

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i am not a dark tourist, the world is a somber place

I am not a dark tourist, the world is a somber place. I realize that almost every country I’ve visited lately had to endure terror and bloodshed related to civil war.

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Visiting a country and learning about its history can lead you to quite dark places. 

What does this fact say about me? And what does it say about the world we’re living in?

Disclaimer: This is a sad reflection.

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