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Sep 17, 2018 - Plitvice Lakes National Park - Day 2

After a lovely dinner last night, with wonderful food and ample wine, we slept well. The hotel had a very nice breakfast, again with plenty of food. At Vlad’s suggestion, we did the lower lakes yesterday and the upper lakes today. It was the perfect way to do it. While the lower lakes were beautiful, the upper lakes were stunning. The smaller crowds made viewing and picture taking so much easier. Of course, we had to do some waiting at the more popular sites to get an unobstructed view. Vlad had told us that our route would take about three...

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Sep 16, 2018 - Plitvice Lakes National Park

Well today was getaway day from Rovinj. We intended an early start but then got some unwanted help. Last night at bedtime, we were serenaded with Croatian bar songs until after midnight from a nearby pub on our tiny street. Then again, about 3:00, it seemed to start up again. That torture only lasted an hour or so and I was fortunate to get a little more sleep before rising around 6:00. After finalizing our packing, we met Ernie and De for our usual delightful breakfast buffet on the patio. Another picture-perfect day on tap. We’ve been...

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Jul 8, 2016 - Day 6 - Chasing Waterfalls

Today was the day we hit Plitvices Lakes National Park. This is Croatia's most popular national park, and deservedly so. It is a series of lakes on multiple elevations formed from the snow pack in the mountains, and the water from these lakes cascade into each other through a spectacular series of waterfalls. Think Yosemite Falls, except not as high, but a lot more waterfalls. Throw in the serene lakes of Banff/Lake Louise, and you start to get the idea. The Croatian National Park Service has also laid down miles upon miles of wooden planks...

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Sep 13, 2015 - Celebrations in the park

It dawned fine as forecast and we were ready to go downstairs for breakfast at the appointed time of 8:45. C didn't want to be early in case she got into trouble! We were not alone - there were 4 Italian tourists there and the landlady spent most of her time talking with them in Italian. Breakfast was ok for the price - yoghurt, juice, boiled egg, bread, cheese, jam, honey, and coffee (instant!). Maybe she's not grumpy as we thought. We both got patted on the arm at various times. We headed out about 9:30, deciding to ignore her suggestions...

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Sep 12, 2015 - Tom still can't be trusted!

Today we left Split. C is still unwell, but at least she can rest in the car to some extent. We were all packed up by 8:45, so we went for a walk to get some fresh air. At 9:20, the owners arrived to collect the keys, and they had a taxi ordered for 9:30, so we were soon on our way to the Radisson Blu resort where the car hire company resides. After 30 minutes photocopying and form filling, we had the car and the keys. An Opel Astra - not what we ordered, but all the bags fitted out of site in the boot, so all is good. We programmed Tom...

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Sep 12, 2015 - Scary

When we arrived home there were no outside lights near the stairs to the main door. In the gloom we noticed what looked like a switch , so C pushed it. It was a doorbell. As we hurriedly sneaked in t our room, the landlady burst out from her room to see who was there. C looked sheepish and we snuck away! She's a bit scared of the landlady who never smiles and appears quite gruff. Even agreeing a time for breakfast was traumatic for C!

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May 21, 2007 - Plitvice National Park (Croatia)

May 21, Monday Monday was another sunny day, with blue skies and temperatures in the mid-twenties. So off we went to Plitvice National Park to see the lakes and waterfalls. Plitvice is a World Heritage site, and it is easy to understand why it gets this designation. The park is small by Canadian standards, and the area of the lakes is very small (perhaps 5 km long). It is located near the top of the dolomite-limestone mountains, about 800 meters above sea-level, in the inland range that runs parallel to the coast, a few kilometers inside...

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