Plitvice Lakes – 5

Extract from Julian’s Journeys The Plitvice Lakes (Plitvicka jezera) are one of Croatia’s most popular tourist attractions. An amazing natural phenomenon and no more than 4000 years old, Plitvice is a protected UNESCO world natural heritage site. They were declared a national park in 1949 and accepted as a World Heritage site in 1979. DueContinue reading “Plitvice Lakes – 5”

Plitvice Lakes – 3

Extract from Julian’s Journeys Having arrived at Boat Landing 2, we caught the boat across Lake Kozjak. It was lunchtime so we investigated some stalls that were set out around Boat Landing 3, where local women sell a mild yellow home-made cheese called “Skripavac”, in kilogram chunks, though you can have a quarter or halfContinue reading “Plitvice Lakes – 3”

Plitvice Lakes – 2

Extract from Julian’s Journeys The heavy rains of the previous days meant that the streams between the lakes were in full spate and the water was really rushing under some of the wooden walkways between the lakes. It also meant that the waterfalls were spectacular, especially the ones that we came across next, the 10Continue reading “Plitvice Lakes – 2”

Plitvice Lakes – 1

Extract from Julian’s Journeys “Wow, what an amazing place this is” said the New Zealand girl next to me, as she looked down at the patchwork of powder blue pools and small lakes that stretched out before us. My wife and I, who were standing next to her, smiled at each other and nodded inContinue reading “Plitvice Lakes – 1”

Dubrovnik

“Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik,” pronounced George Bernard Shaw, normally quite curmudgeonly when it came to praise. With the warm afternoon sun at my back, his words drift through my mind as I admire the eastward view from the walls of the Lovrijenac fortress. Dubrovnik stands with the waves ofContinue reading “Dubrovnik”