Plitvice National Park
16.05.2015 - 18.05.2015
First of all, for those who have been following my blog all along, I added "Day 2 in Dubrovnik" out of order, so although the dates now match up, a lot of people might have missed that entry! It has had a lot fewer views than the other entries and I think that is why. If you are interested you can go back and read it!
After our great week on the boat, we said our goodbyes to our new friends and got off the boat at 9 am the next morning. We caught a bus to Zagreb at 11 am for our last days in Croatia. It was an excruciating 4 hours to Zagreb, which was the only interior town of Croatia that we had planned on going to. We got there in the afternoon, walked around a bit, and went to bed nice and early. On our only full day there, we went to the Plitvice National Park, which was heralded online as a "can't miss" experience. It is a Unesco World Heritage Site and extends to the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. The main north-south road that passes through park connects the Croatian inland with the Adriatic coast. The place was definitely beautiful, but whoever wrote the reviews online clearly had never been to British Columbia before! The park was full of lakes, vegetation and waterfalls. Again, it was very picturesque, but it was really nothing better than we get back home. It was a little frustrating because this park was pretty much the only reason we went to Zagreb, and it cost us more money and more time than it was worth. However, a bright point would be that when we got back to Zagreb from the park, we took a good walk around and it was a very cool city. It is the capital of Croatia and the city dates back to Roman times. The architecture and various monuments probably did end up making it a worthwhile stop. We called it a night early as I was still fighting off my cold, and we were still tired from our week on the boat!