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Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Bol July 22nd 2013

Left for Croatia at 7:30 Monday morning. Unfortunately we found out that we were short one bag. After the wring that I left the van locked from Carrie, we found that a group of younger people used a cell phone to unlock our vehicle. They went into the back of the van and took a bag that had things we brought for Domagoj's family and some things we bought in Dubrovnik. Took the route over the mountains through Vrgorac to Makarska and missed the 2:30 ferry. We ended up being the first 2 cars on the 6:00 ferry. We all swam at Makarska. There are few better places to swim here in terms of scenery with the mountains as the back drop. Got into Bol at 7:30. Went to the riva And ate supper. The town ... read more
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Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik July 22nd 2013

21st mon leaving dubrovnik to go to the lakes, the boarders were sweet didn't even have to show passports its crazy, tomorrow we are gona do a day walk around the lakes so it'l be nice, apparently its beautiful. Yesterday i did a power walk around the coast of dubrovnik while the others lay on the beach, thought about you milly. Hope the earthquakes simmer down, i got really worried when i heard, hope everyones all right!. Not last night but the night before we went out for tea then did a walking tour around the old walled town, it was really slippery a few people k.o'd as the tiles are all made of lime stone and had smoothed over years. The extra bag milly and dan got me has come in handy and the bag ... read more
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Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik July 20th 2013

The last night in Dubrovnik was nice! We walked the walls. even though I have done it 6 times now, there is still something about being up there That makes it worthwhile. Our pace made it quite a workout though. After the walls, we ate at Komarda. Dad had really good fish. We finished the night with some time on the Stradun. The following morning, Judy, Sue and I took a taxi to the airport to get the cars. Picking up the rest of the crew just up from Pile Gate was a challenge though. We eventually made it with Judy having to take another lap around the city due to all of the honking that was going on. Our trip to Sarajevo wthe long with stops in Metkovič at a grocery store & Medugorje. Dad ... read more
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Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik July 19th 2013

Getting to Croatia consisted of a 10 hour train ride with no air conditioning and a very packed and grumpy train ride. The best decision was to break up the travel by spending a night in Zagrab the captial of Croatia where we enjoyed a night evening stroll and dinner out. The hostel we stayed at was a good choice as we meet many people doing the same sail Croatia trip as we were. It had been in the plan to do Sail Croatia, an interest we shared with our friend Jo and old flatmate so prior to leaving NZ we had already prebooked and paid for the trip. We arrived in Spilt from Zargrab the next day where Scott and i had 5 days of relaxation before the boat departed from Spilt. Spilt was a ... read more
Hvar Town
Amazing Sunsets every night
Relaxing when on Sail Croatia

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik July 19th 2013

Day 3 started with breakfast near Pile Gate. We met with Marija Vukas and caught up on the last Few years. From there, it was sea kayaking. Abbey and I partnered up, Ayden and Conner were a duo and the last (and quite inexperienced) group was Brock and Maty. We went along the walls of the entire Old Town and then out to Lokrum. Our kayak and Conner's touched Lokrum so we could say we had been there. Kayak #3 was afraid they were going to overturn along the rock endes of the island. After the kayaking, we hit Banje again. It was really sunny. After some swimming, Abbey and Maty went parasailing. The look on Maty's face, you bacon see how much she was looking forward to it. Off to eat our last supper in ... read more
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Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik July 18th 2013

Great day in Dubrovnik! Had breakfast at the Dubravka and the headed to Banje. Perfect weather for the beach. Had lunch at the East West Club. After spending the day at Banje, we got cleaned up and went to Mea Culpa for supper. Had a great pizza supper there. That was followed by a trip up to the top of Srd. We didn't make it there last night. Carrie and dad stayed behind to wait for our return. All for now.... read more
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Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik July 18th 2013

More pics from Day 2... read more
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Europe » Croatia » Central Croatia » Zagreb July 17th 2013

Apparently I didn't have enough of nature being out in Plitvice for two days - today I went to Maksimir Park, a large park in the east end of the city. I brought a sandwich and had a picnic while reading my book. No, it wasn't the beauty standards of the past few days, but it was nice and quiet. Finally, somewhere without a heap of tourists! I continued venturing around the park - I decided to go check out the zoo, it was only like... $4? haha. It was a decent enough zoo... the cages were relatively well maintained (minus one or two), and they're in the process of rebuilding and creating new enclosures, so that's always good to see. And because it's late here and I don't feel like stringing these into paragraphs (oh, ... read more
Reading in the park
Look at the happy bear
He is so 110% done with life

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik July 17th 2013

It was a long day, but we finally made it! I have a hard time believing that we are back here again. The only sleep that I got was on the Frankfurt to Dubrovnik flight. Maty slept more than she would have at home I think. Everyone is doing well. We got to Dubrovnik and went into the old town to shop a bit. We also went to a small rock beach north of Lovrijenac. Good enough to take a quick swim and go back to our apartments. Off to eat in the old town. Hoping to try something new, or newer! Dad is doing well. He started to cramp up a bit. He believes Coke is like Gatorade I think. We are then off to Mt. Srd. Allegedly it is really petty when the lights ... read more
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Short entry today ladies and gents! Spent the day enjoying the park again. Since I had done most of the trails yesterday, today I went down to the ferry and took that around the lakes. So beautiful. The park was crowded again, sigh, but I did find one spot that was relatively calm. Even had a few birds join me - it was lovely to hear them sing as I wrote in my journal for a bit. I actually got quite cold after awhile haha. It's warm today, but sitting in the shade by the water... there is a strong enough breeze. Brrrr. I had to move in search of somewhere else to sit that was in the sunlight. Speaking of sun, I have the best tan going on right now... but only on my arms? ... read more
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