I spent part of this summer in the lovely Eastern European Country of Croatia. Croatia is one of those countries that is also made up of islands. In their case they have about a thousand islands in the Adriatic Sea. The capital of Croatia is Zagreb. Their currency is the kuna even though they are part of the EU. I was advised that when translated kuna is the name of an animal whose fur was used for payment many centuries ago. The official language is Croatian. The population estimates for 2018 are at 4 million. Tourism and shipbuilding are the major industries.
Split is the second largest city in Croatia and it’s about a four hour drive from the capital along the coast. It’s known for its beaches, waterfront dining, museums and the ruins of the Roman Diocletian’s Palace. The temperatures were about 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and mid 60s at night. While we were there we got to experience the Bura winds at night. Bura is a strong wind that comes from the north along the Adriatic coast that can happen any time of the year. The Bura winds can get up to hurricane force levels and according to legend knock fish out of the sea! Luckily all I needed was a light jacket.
In terms of dining seafood lovers will be in heaven but there were also some very good vegetarian options available. Coming from a southern gulf state via the Caribbean the beaches while nice had less sand and more rocks than I was used to.
It was a great trip and I would add Croatia to my list of places I would revisit. While we were there Croatia won every World Cup match they played. I’d like to think we repaid their hospitality with good luck 😜.
Who knew Croatia would look so nice?! Pretty pictures and I love that top – its very demure (as in classic) but still jazzy!
The palace/courtyard looks like a mini Roman city of something. I love that you seem to go everywhere and honestly Croatia is not a place I ever envisioned visiting. Lol you blessed them with the luck of Americans – I too had a similar experience in France by being there when they won – coincidence, I think not … 😀
I thought it was beautiful. I have some more photos and posts planned because I visited one of the islands and one of their national parks. There are so many places out in the world to visit! If you get a chance I would recommend Croatia.
I loved that Target top so you will be able to share in my pain when I tell you that I left it at my uncle’s house in the Caribbean a couple months ago. I’m debating whether I should ask him to mail it to me because I’m not sure when I’ll be back in his neck of the woods again.
Ha!! We are luck bringers. I went to London after Croatia and I brought my luck with me 😚 but sadly I had to leave so you know how their story ended.
It sounds like a beautiful place. And seafood sounds really good right now.
It was lovely Nerline. We will have these photos to look at once the temperatures start to drop.