Category archives: Croatia

Travelettes do Croatia: The Video

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What is it about certain holidays that draws us closer? Why do the bonds we create when we’re away from home feel so much stronger, so much quicker? How can just a few days make a group of strangers feel like they’ve known each other for years? It’s the good times. Exploring and finding treasures. Jumping into crystal clear water. Dancing till we drop. Ph[...]

Travelettes Guide to Sailing in Croatia

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Before you go sailing in Croatia, you need to ask yourself one thing: How much do you love the colour blue? You see I thought I loved the colour blue, but I had no idea how much until last week when four other Travelettes and I met up to sail to the islands on the country's Dalmatian coast. I dare say you would have the same realisation should you find yo[...]

A Hidden Gem: Dugi Otok, Croatia

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Planning your summer holidays can be very tricky, especially if you just have under a week to spend. One of the rare occasions I took such a  quickie of a holiday brought me to a wonderful island in Croatia: Dugi Otok. Croatia as a holiday destination increases in popularity from season to season (check out Katja's post on Dubrovnik). Within the last deca[...]

5 cool facts about Mljet, Croatia

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Imagine it is early summer, and you want to do a road trip to the European South. Skip the crowded beaches of Italy, and trade them for the relaxing paradise you can still find in Croatia. Drive by the (just as crowded) beaches of Krk, Pag and Northern Dalmatia and make your way to the most southern (bigger) island of South Dalmatia: MLJET. 1. Get out to [...]

Sunny Croatia – Wine not?

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Do not adjust your monitor. The deep jewel green you see before you is indeed for reals. No photoshop here, sir. No natural ocean green beauty was harmed in the making of this photo. Where can you dive bomb into this heavenly, infinity pool of mother nature? This is the small town of Jelsa, on Hvar island in Croatia, “the sunniest spot in Europe”. A boun[...]

24 hours in Dubrovnik, Croatia

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What comes to your mind when you think of Croatia? For the longest time, to me it had been one of those destinations that people talked about as being really pretty and certainly worth a trip. However, no one ever really described what it was actually like and unlike European holiday favorites such as Greece, Italy or Spain, Croatia simply is not quite as[...]

Going out in Croatia: Medika, Zagreb

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Croatia often conjures images of beachside parties and holidays along the shore in Split or Dubrovnik. Zagreb, the capital city, isn't always a tourist's first destination. Last winter I worked at a hostel in Zagreb for a little under a month. Winter is definitely the slow season in Croatia and finding places to go out in my free time was not always easy. On[...]