Croatia (pt 1)

A new adventure begins! Left Budapest by train to travel to Zagreb with Bill and Phyl. Found our hostel—quite a difference from the last two weeks of accommodations. But clean and pleasant. A walk around seeing some of the buildings in Old Town.

Planned to drive to Plitvice National Park but passed through a small town of Slunj/Rastoke and decided to stop at their market. Had lunch. Looked for free Toilets. This led to talking to some tourist guides who told us about a short walk to the river and some older homes. Ron and Bill saw some fascinating toy windmills. This led the seller to tell us about a beautiful walk to see waterfalls. Bill and I went to see. I kept wanting to go farther. Which led Phyl to decide to check out the “Sobe”s (rooms in homes) which led us all to decide just to spend the rest of the day in this small town! The house where we stayed was destroyed in the 1991 war and has been rebuilt. What a pleasant and restful day. We did walk along the river and by waterfalls. We hiked up to the ruins of Napoleon’s Magazine where there were views across to the town. Ended the day with a great supper at a nearby restaurant eating on the terrace over the water—grilled fish.

Plitvice National Park

Plitvice National Park

On to Plitvice National Park. No words nor photos can describe the beauty of this area. Waterfalls are everywhere. One cannot drive in the park so we parked, hiked a bit, took a boat across a lake, hiked some more, brought shuttle bus back to entrance. Even though it was cold, cloudy, and sometimes misty, it was/is a gorgeous place.

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