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Daytrip…Plitzvice lakes

IMG_20160420_123018We spent 5 hours on the bus and 5 hours at the World Heritage site park. It was a lovely day. Perfectly doable and easy. The bus from Zagreb lets you off and picks you up at the park gates with plenty if time to see everything.
IMG_20160420_120609We walked to the boat launch (boat ride included in $22 cdn entry fee). Ten minute boatride across the bottom lake.IMG_20160420_150803The park is a series of lakes connected by falling water.IMG_20160420_131632There is this fabulous series of board walks which lead you up and around the lakes and on top of cascades if water.IMG_20160420_131745There is falling water everywhere and the sound of it is deafening at times.IMG_20160420_121909The roar disappears into silence as you walk around the lakes.IMG_20160420_122808There were way more people than I like to deal with near the bottom, but it wasn’t too bad on the walk up. I bet it is a zoo in the summer.IMG_20160420_135337There was a free bus to take you back down. We actually finished what was supposed to take 4-6 hours in three, then sat around waiting for the bus back to town.

Back in Croatia – Zagreb

IMG_20160419_121640We got to Zagreb after a seven hour bus ride late yesterday afternoon. IMG_20160419_122313Today we took the self guided walking tour of the upper town.IMG_20160419_130059Here I am outside St. Mark’s cathedral.
IMG_20160419_132131We had climbed up the hill and at one point were rewarded with a lovely view of the lower town.IMG_20160419_134524I couldn’t resist taking a ride up and down on the shortest funicular in the world.IMG_20160419_140420And I made my trip to foriegn McDonalds. This time it was roasted baby potatoes as the local entry.IMG_20160419_140625

I found the tourists Cathy…they are in Dubrovnik

IMG_20160413_141821We have relocated to Dubrovnik, Croatia. We have been travelling for the past week with Marcos from Argentina, who is a year older than Jacob. It just so happens that our plans have coincided. We will be parting ways tomorrow in Mostar. IMG_20160413_093522 This morning we took a private car which cost the same as a bus. I took this picture of the driver with Charles and Marcos in Perast, where we stopped on the way.IMG_20160413_145637This afternoon Charles and I went for a walk around the old city walls. There are great views out over the old town.IMG_20160413_144610And the sea on the other side.IMG_20160413_151556It really is a lovely city.IMG_20160413_151244There are way more tourists here than we have seen so far.