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summer in Croatia

help with Croatia
13 years ago, June 18th 2006 No: 1 Msg: #6226  

I am planning to go to Croatia for the first time this summer, and I have narrowed my search for this place called Palmizana:

Has anyone been there? Is the food good or bad? How’s the night life..?

I have 3 weeks and I don’t wish to waste them, so any useful comments most appreciated.



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13 years ago, June 18th 2006 No: 2 Msg: #6229  
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We will be in Croatia in May and would like to visit Dubrovnik. Free information for Croatia accomodation, to see Croatian Maps follow this link: www.cromaps.com
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13 years ago, June 24th 2006 No: 3 Msg: #6321  
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Hi Nancy,

Croatia and Palmizana are very good choice!!!

More about Croatia: http://www.croatia.hr
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13 years ago, June 25th 2006 No: 4 Msg: #6337  
I was in Croatia last summer for a week. I stayed in Trogir (just north of SPLIT) for a week, renting a room on the cute/tiny island. It is such savage countryside, so beautiful. The language can be quite a barrier, and this is from a language expert. Get your maps!!! I do not have the link right now, but the Croatian Board of Tourism had great maps and info that helped me decide where to go. Although unfamiliar with the town you will be going to, I have to say that Split was only interesting for two hours to see the walled in portion of the city, Trogir was a great place to stay as it was so tiny (one or two NYC blocks) so it was manageable, had great summer night life with concerts every night in the open for free, restaurants everywhere - and one to recommend in particular if you go I will tel you, like miniscule Venice since it is only a series of narrow alleys connecting side to side, Sibenik was nice for the views at the top of an old fort, KRKA falls was a spectacular swim - yes I swam at this national park as do the locals - at the largest waterfall!!!, then on our way up to Opatija, we stopped at Plitvice Jezera - the Falls of Plitvice - and it was like Disney made its perfection!, A series of over 100 waterfalls, it is a paradise to walk through. I would have liked to spend more than three hours in the capital, it would have been worth it.

Stick to the coasts and the national parks with Plitvice as the best!!!!

Food is all grilled meat, and simple vegetables, it got boring everynight: do I choose grilled fish, prawm, chicken, or steak?
Their famous Dalmatian Salad s only onion, lettuce and tomatoe.
Try their "pancakes", ice cream (which they start eatingat 9 or 10 in the morning!), soups, and stewed beef with dark sauce on top - it is like Hungarian Goulash - very good. The wine is fair, but you must try the flavored brandies - you can buy them at the national parks too! Be careful of the herbal brandy - so strong!!!

I made nice with all the wait staff - it helps to be a decent looking 29 year old, and to know some Croatian - I got our table free drinks 5/6 nights!

You must be familiar with the basics of Croatian!!! Bathroom, DIRECTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, and food, well numbers are important too because they don't know you are familiar with the numbers and they discuss what prices to sell to you, and charge more since you are American. I would chime in with the price I wanted pedeset (20) - know high numbers as numbers are high for small goods even though exchange is good for us- and then they would realize I know the deal and not high ball it so much.

Sad though- caution about the devastation war has caused. Inland you can see a lot of destroyed buildings and sad old women selling everything because they need to survive. Lace, cheese, brandy - worth buying.

Okay, have fun, and reply I guess if you have another question.

Go with an adventurous spirit and do canyoning, and you will have a blast!

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13 years ago, June 25th 2006 No: 5 Msg: #6342  
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Hi Keith!

Link of Croatian Borad of Tourism is www.croatia.hr, see my post!
Pedeset is 50 and dvadeset is 20!

Food in Croatia is not only grilled meat. You should use your charm( you have described yourself like very charmy person- free drinks from waiters, very...very charmy) with waiters and they could recomend you other meals. Grilled meat is the most simply Croatian food!
If you decied to come again in Croatia, I will recomend you the restaurants and meals!!

Old womens they sell their natural products (cheese,brandy, fruits...) to earn some extra money not to survive! In inland there are much more scars from the war!

Nancy selected Palmizana, a small island near the island Hvar and city Hvar. About Hvar you can find more at links from above. If you come again in Croatia, you have to visit islands Hvar, Korcula and, of coruse, Kornati. Reply to this

13 years ago, June 26th 2006 No: 6 Msg: #6343  
Of course, as a tourist with little knowledge, I go with what I know or think I knew by what I saw. Perhaps I should be more careful next time I post. I would love to come back to this fun country (where people were helpful), but the menus definitely were not varied where I went. It was summer, and keeping costs down, it is easiest to do the grilling. The guidebooks spoke of great delicacies, but I had a hard time finding them. I tried pastries at every bakery possible, and loved the strudel type desserts. Reply to this

13 years ago, June 26th 2006 No: 7 Msg: #6352  
When on a week-long holiday in Slovenia I took a short overnoght trip to Zagreb, Croatia. Had a great time and would definitely recommend this as a must-see on a trip to Croatia. Good food, good beer, great sights. Get there if you can! Reply to this

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