Driving through Croatia was one of the best things we could do on our recent trip to this beautiful country. Chris is always really good at navigating in foreign countries and it is nice to be able to drive, look out the windows and see the landscape.
We had barely looked at our copy of Frommer’s Easy Guide to Croatia when we found ourselves driving the highway between Zagreb and Split and then on to Dubrovnik and later Zadar.
So what did we see? A lot of landscape that looked similar to other places we have been before.
We saw fields.
We saw some signs of a recent struggle and war along with monuments that were markers to remember various events in the history of the country.
We saw animal crossing signs.
We saw homes and buildings in the distance as well as up close.
We saw trees and clouds and sky.
Off in the distance we spied mountains. Beautiful green lush looking mountains.
We saw many buildings that looked like they were old. There were many churches and cathedrals on our journey as well.
The mountain views sometimes took my breath away with their beauty through my passenger side window.
We traveled through many tunnels. This was a fairly short one compared to the one we went through that was over 5 miles in length.
And then we saw the sea. Finally. The beautiful Adriatic Sea just calling to me.
The rocky mountains dotted the landscape and I found myself marveling at the change from the green lush looking landscape to the more craggy rough terrain.
This was very typical scenery on our drive and the sometimes rough terrain made me wonder how people navigated around them.
We saw resorts seaside and people teeming to enjoy the cool waters and rocky beaches.
How about these fun water parks that appeared at almost every hotel that was seaside? I loved seeing them pop up in view outside my window.
Croatia surprised me. It was beautiful in so many ways. It had a little bit of just about everything. I loved it and am so happy to share with you over the next few weeks some of our experiences in this beautiful country.
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