In August I was fortunate enough to visit one of my favourite places in the world, Hrvatska (or Croatia for us English speakers). Almost three years to the date of my first visit, I felt a certain excitement as I boarded the plane in London to set out on my little weekend getaway.
If you have the opportunity to get a window seat flying into Croatia, take it! I was lucky enough to have one this time around and was spoiled by the wonderful views of islands and bright blue water.
Croatia is getting quite the reputation as the place to visit, and deservedly so. I would say 90 per cent of people who I told I was going to or had been to Croatia expressed some kind of jealously and interest in visiting themselves. Why? I think most people have probably seen beautiful images of Croatia’s coastline, beaches and islands. And that’s probably enough to entice anyone!
For me it’s a magical combination of that beautiful scenery, be it the coastline of clear blue water, the intriguing collection islands or inland hidden gems like Plitvice National Park; the blazing summer sun and heat (I’m such a summer kid!); the delicious food, from the fresh seafood to delicious meats; hearing the language and meeting some lovely people. I saw a lot more on my first visit, spending about two and half weeks exploring, but this time around I was more than happy to focus on relaxing for the few days I was there.
My long weekend pretty much consisted of sleeping in, swimming morning and afternoon (at a variety of beaches), eating delicious food and hanging out with my friend and her folks. More than once I thought to myself “I could get used to this!”.
As always, the best way to share my experience is through some of the pictures I took when I was there:
I’m not going to lie, now it’s getting into winter in London-town I do wish I was back here! Has anyone else been to Croatia before? Anyone planning to go?