Croatia

22
Aug
2015
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Favourite Sunsets

I can walk for miles, drive atop a cliff, take a boat to a lonely island, all for the want of enjoying the sunset. I don’t know why, but they truly fascinate me, each one being different from the other. I have gasped at the colours, across the world, watching shades of red, orange and grey in the sky. Throw in some bubbly and a cheese platter and I would pray for time to stand still.
15
Jan
2015
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Hvar: Road Trip

Hvar, as per the Croats, is the sunniest island in Europe. We had planned to spend 3-4 days here – island hopping to the Pakleni islands, experiencing the ‘blue grotto‘ at the neighbouring island of Vis, walking through the historical sites and road-tripping through the island avec wine tasting and beach hopping. Still in our thirties, and young at heart, we had planned to rent a scooter on our last day and explore the island...
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13
Oct
2014
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Dubrovnik: Cherish the Experience!

There is so much to see and do in Dubrovnik that three days are just not enough! We walked the walls, admired the Old Town from a hill top, sipped endless cups of coffee in cafes, enjoyed delicious food and searched for peace in the churches – everyone does this as they tick Dubrovnik off their bucketlist. But we did more than what a rushed up tourist would do – we made an attempt to...
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12
Oct
2014
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Zadar: Rambling on….

Ever seen those quizzes on Facebook ‘Which city best describes you?’? I have never come across a list which has Zadar in it – the city which best describes us! For starters, Zadar is a perfect blend of tourism and local delights. The town is Zadar was flocked with youngsters and families with kids – a place for everyone! 24 hours – Friday morning, evening and night is all that it took to make us...
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24
Sep
2014
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Zagreb: Mini Guide

Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, is as charming a European city as it can be. Old buildings that blend into everyday life, gardens with gargoyles and the cafes that serve beer and coffee with equal enthusiasm – that is Zagreb, my friend! We were in Zargeb for about 36 hours. High on our agenda was to sit in the cafes, sip numerous cups of coffee and watch the locals go by. While we did sip...
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14
Sep
2014
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Croatia: Vegetarian Food

Vegetarian food for you – to satiate the hunger pangs… We have struggled for vegetarian food in many countries. Our biggest tussle was in the Arctic region of Sweden, when we craved hot vegetarian food in winter. Next on the list was Jordan, where people did not understand the concept of vegetarianism. ‘Why would you not want to eat the tender meat of a young calf?’, they asked us. ‘We are vegetarian, by choice’ was...
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12
Sep
2014
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Dubrovnik: Walking the City Walls

If you have time and money to spend on only one activity in Dubrovnik – walk the walls of the Old Town! The beauty of the town will make room in your heart and the next time when you see a red tiled roof, you will surely think of Dubrovnik. The blue sea will make you wonder – what lies beyond the vastness and the walls will provide a sense of security making you feel...
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6
Sep
2014
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Hvar: Spanjola – The Fortress

I love history and thoroughly enjoy exploring ancient structures and spending hours in museums. However, this is not Ankur’s idea of fun. Ankur needs the sea and the sun. After having spent three days exploring Croatia’s interesting history in Dubrovnik, I had promised Ankur that I will not peep into any historical monument in Hvar – no ruins, monuments or museums. Three days in Hvar was time for ‘fun’ – Ankur’s way: island hopping, cruising...
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2
Sep
2014
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Hvar: Blue Grotto and Island Hopping

While Ankur wanted to go to Croatia to see the waterfalls at the Plitvice National Park, I wanted to get there to see the Blue Grotto on the island of Bisevo. In the afternoon, when sunlight enters the cave at a particular angle, the water in the cave glows with a shade of fluorescent blue colour. The pictures looked too good to be true and I wanted to see what it really looks like! We...
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2
Sep
2014
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Dubrovnik: Day Trip to Lokrum

After two days of wandering the streets of the Old Town in Dubrovnik, we were keen to find a little nook away from the crowds. Our escape destination, suggested by the locals was the island of Lokrum. The lush green island is covered with olive groves and pine trees. There are crystal clear blue bays with calm waters. We loved the island – green trees, blue waters, peacocks that weren’t shy and a picnic basket...
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29
Aug
2014
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Plitvice National Park

For the love of the lakes… Croatia entered our bucketlist in 2011. Ankur was browsing the internet and came across pictures of surreal looking lakes and waterfalls. These were pictures of the Plitvice National Park in Croatia – which thus made its way to our list. I wonder what attracted us towards these elegant waterbodies….was it the surreal charm… or the peace and tranquility that we expected… or the fact that the whole world hadn’t...
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20
Aug
2014
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Hvar: Jerolim Island

After having spent three days in Dubrovnik and Split, towns that are laden with historical monuments and museums, we are now in Hvar. I had a great time walking through the cobbled streets of these towns, imagining myself to be the Princess, playing hide and seek in the alleys. However, Ankur’s logical brain does not let him play Prince for even a second! Obviously, arriving at Hvar has made Ankur really happy as I have...
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15
Aug
2014
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Croatia: 10 Days Itinerary

We have been wanting to go to Croatia since 2011. Last night, when I was searching for a mail in my Inbox, I came across the first conversation that I had with a Croatian B&B owner back in June 2011. Three years ago, Croatia was still an unheard-of tourist destination. Now, it seems to be amongst the most popular places in Europe. Hats off to the Croatian Tourism promotion team. Three years late…but we have...
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