Not only is it one of the most beautiful countries you’ll ever visit in your life, but it’s home to one of the most majestic places in the world...Plitvice Lakes National Park. This little slice of heaven is a must-see if you plan on travelling to Croatia. Although the country has eight national parks, Plitvice takes the lead in my humble opinion. Mother Nature sure outdid herself on this one!
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Maksimir Park was opened to the public in 1794 and was the first of its kind in this region of Europe. There are so many things to love about it, but here are my top 5.
1. There are 5 lakes within its 18 hectares of space where you can relax, admire nature and have a picnic. I can’t even count the number of picnics I’ve had here over the years. A blanket, a bottle of wine, a baguette with some fresh cheese, deli meat and fruit and you’re all set for a cozy afternoon enjoying the outdoors with the peeps you love. It’s a great place to escape the crowds and find a little peace!
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I thought it might be helpful to write a post about some useful words and phrases when visiting Croatia. When I first stepped off the plane back in 2007, I only knew a few words from my little Lonely Planet pocket phrasebook and boy have I had my share of embarrassing language mishaps along the way. Want some examples? I told Ivan I was going to kill him on one of our first dates (I’m surprised he stuck around :), I told a woman I liked her new body hair (seriously strange reaction), I asked a neighbour to help me bring my bike into the butt-hole in the basement (definitely the most awkward reaction to date), and the list goes on.
Here's where I learned all of my beginning Croatian - I went to cafes, alone, and studied the small English-Croatian dictionary in the back of this phrasebook.
As a Canadian in Croatia, Sarah aims to share her favourite things to see and do, in hopes of helping other expats enjoy and explore this beautiful country,
Ivan is always searching for unique places and experiences to offer his guests and wants to share some of his findings through the blog.