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Karlovačka Županija

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  • Day21

    Plitvice National Park

    July 8, 2017 in Croatia

    Left Zadar this morning and headed east over the mountains. Countryside became much greener with farming pastures and also rainforest. We have 2 nights up here to visit the World Heritage Plitvice National Park. Arrived about 2.30. Visited the Barac Caves. Croatia has thousands of caves. Amazing stalactites etc.

  • Day22

    Plicvite national park

    July 9, 2017 in Croatia

    Up at 6.00am- Early start today for our trip to Plicvite. The pictures just can't do justice to the magnificent splendour of this. There are layers/levels of lakes with waterfalls just cascading down at every level. To cover the park we hiked, bus, hiked, boat and then hiked again. All up it took us about 6 hours. So pleased we made an early start- cooler but also crowds of people by the time we finished. It was glorious!!Read more

  • Day33

    Plitvice Lakes National Park

    July 9, 2017 in Croatia

    Plitvice Lakes National Park (Croatian: Nacionalni park Plitvička jezera) is one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register. It is known for a chain of 16 terraced lakes, joined by waterfalls, that extend into a limestone canyon. Walkways and hiking trails wind around and across the water, and an electric boat links the 12 upper and 4 lower lakes. The "Big waterfall" is Veliki Slap, 78m-high.
    I cannot describe Plitvice Lakes NP and do it justice. For the entire 6 hours we were there we were overwhelmed by its never-ending beauty. The photos will also not do it justice. Highlight of the trip so far!
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  • Day32

    Grabovac near Plitvice Lakes NP

    July 8, 2017 in Croatia

    Our next desination was Grabovac where we would stay for two nights. It was about 11km from Entrance 1 Plitvice Lakes NP. We took the scenic route (on purpose) rather than a highway and so glad we did. We saw the landscape change from extremely high rocky mountains to flat empty fields to lush farmland. The temperature reached 37 degrees on the way to Grabovac and fortunately it got down to an almost bearable 34 degrees by the time we arrived. We headed to the Caves of Barać located near the village of Nova Kršlja in the municipality of Rakovica. In 1892 the caves were opened to visitors but subsequently abandoned and forgotten following World War II. In July 2004 the Upper Caves of Barać were reopened to visitors. Great tour. The temperature inside the cave was 9 degrees but we weren't complaining....until we got outside again!!! Another wonderful day.Read more

  • Day21

    Saturday in Dubrovnik

    September 9, 2017 in Croatia

    We arrived about 11am after an overnight night cruise through a thunder and lightning storm. The Old Town of Dubrovnik is a 15 minute bus ride from where the ship is docked. Den and I went in after lun h and wandered around. Interesting town with steps everywhere! We will return tomorrow to walk the walls. Back to the ship for dinner and the show. Hope the rain holds off tomorrow.

  • Day2

    Passport please!

    September 3, 2017 in Croatia

    Nachdem wir mega früh im Bett waren und geschlafen haben waren wir auch entsprechend früh wach. Nach einer Dusche und leckerem Frühstück machten wir uns parat und verliessen um 10:20 Uhr Villach.

    Der Stau vor dem Karawankentunnel hielt sich in Grenzen, so dass wir wenig Zeitverlust hatten. Nach einer Weile machten wir mal einen Fahrertausch und ich durfte auch mal fahren. Das Womo fährt sich echt schön, aber es ist natürlich schon was anderes als der normale PW.

    Als wir zur slowenisch-kroatischen Grenze kamen spurte ich dummerweise falsch ein und schwupps waren wir bei den LKWs und Bussen gelandet. Schon kam ein slowenischer Polizist zu laufen und ich erklärte ihm, dass ich aus Versehen die falsche Spur erwischt habe. Seine Antwort: Passport please!
    Nächster Stop, der kroatische Polizist. Er wollte meine Story nicht mal hören sondern sagte nur: Passport please!
    Keiiiiin Problem, sie liessen uns durch und nun sind wir auf einem schönen Campingplatz nahe der Plitvicer Seen, welche wir morgen erkunden gehen...
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  • Day18

    Plitvicer NP Camp Korana

    September 12, 2016 in Croatia

    Zum Abschluss besuchen wir die Plitvica Seen. Dazu haben wir uns den Campingplatz Korana ausgesucht. Naturbelassen, stellenweise sehr uneben. Achtung feuchter Untergrund, daher muss man sich gut überlegen ob man die Wiesen befahren kann und später auch wieder heraus kommt. Ziemlich teuer. Der NP ist landschaftlich super, aber höllenmässiger Massentourismus.

  • Day9

    Dubrovnik

    September 8, 2016 in Croatia

    Unesco rebuilt Dubrovnik after Slob Milosovic's Serbian forces blew the crap out of this city. (1991) 56% of structures were blown up but you would never know as the reconstruction by unesco was carried out brilliantly. Not long ago 80% of locals lived in the old walled city, now a tourist Mecca and the most expensive part of Croatia, only 16% now live here as casual rental returns are so high between April and October.Read more

  • Day4

    Biking the villages around Plitviče

    June 25, 2017 in Croatia

    We set off from Korana village on hybrid mountain bikes to cycle rolling backroads through small farms and villages. At one point we were around 6 miles from Bosnia-Herzegovina. After about 10 miles we stopped to tour one of the approximately 10,000 caves in Croatia. Our young, but obviously knowledgeable and very enthusiastic guide told us the cave is 60-65 million years old and that there is evidence of use during the Ottoman Empire, and remains of a prehistoric bear and other animal bones have been found, as well as a 3,000-year old bronze bracelet. It takes 100 years to grow a centimeter of stalagtite.

    We carried on with our 20+ mile ride, occasionally seeing bombed out homes, but mostly fairly newly-built alpine-style homes--many for rent because it is so near the park. Micha, our REI guide, told us the homes not reconstructed were because the owners don't have paperwork to show ownership and so they were not able to get government aid.

    Again, many home cooked meals, including Trahana a Bosnian soup.
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  • Day3

    Plitviče Lakes National Park

    June 24, 2017 in Croatia

    Today we left Zagreb and drove 3 hours to Croatia's oldest and most popular park. It is a chain of 16 terraced lakes, connected by waterfalls, surrounded by forest. We walked among the turquoise lakes on wooden boardwalks, which allowed us to get very close. We took an 8-mile mike, most of the time accompanied by a portion of the 1 million visitors the park gets each year--think some of Yosemite's popular trails.

    From there we went to stay overnight at Korana Village, population 15. The entire village, which is in the boundaries of the national park, was destroyed in the war, but is now rebuilt. Our group is staying in two cabins on the banks of a clear, cool river--perfect for cooling off after another 95 degree day. We have our own cook who has prepared fantastic regional cuisine for our meals, which we eat on a covered porch next to her herb garden. The evening found us sitting creekside sampling the local beer, wine and their equivalent of grappa.
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