The contrasting faces of Croatia can come as rather a shock. On first entering Croatia I had been struck by its natural beauty, an impression which only strengthened as I travelled down its length for soon the glory of its natural parks was added to the spectacular coastline. Plitvice Park is probably the most renowned … Continue reading


I slipped into Croatia from the north west after leaving Padua. Entering the country this way one can descend into the heart shaped peninsula of Istria where the nearby Italian influence is still felt. My first experience in Croatia was an immersion in its natural beauty. Istria has both beautiful shorelines and a lush green … Continue reading