Croatia Pt 1 of 2: Zadar and Plitvice

In less than 24 hours upon arrival in Manchester (a story for another day), I took the bus down to Liverpool for a flight to Croatia. This was our final trip together as students, our ultimate graduation trip. We started off in Zadar, then Plitvice Lakes National Park and finally Dubrovnik.

A recap of Croatia:

Day 1: Zadar

Upon arrival at Zadar airport, we were split into two groups of six and transported to two separate accommodations. I had no clue which one we were going, but it was quite a long ride as the airport is located outside the city walls of Zadar. As soon as I got out of the car, I bang into a fire hydrant; what a way to start the trip.

I had fallen sick a week ago, and was still feeling a little jetlag from the previous trip; I had several nose bleeds in the first couple of days.  There were some attractions in Zadar (pictured below). We walked about and climbed the bell tower. The attraction I like most was the Sea organ and sunset at the “Greeting to the Sun” circle. The sea organ plays beautiful music by waves and tubes located underneath the set of marble steps.

City Gate, Zadar

City Gate, Zadar

Church of St Anastasia, Zadar

Church of St Anastasia, Zadar

Five Wells Square, Zadar

Five Wells Square, Zadar

City Sentinel, Zadar

City Sentinel, Zadar

Zadar - Bell Tower

View from Bell Tower

View from Bell Tower

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Zadar - The beautiful Sea

 Piano seats

Piano seats

The Greeting to the Sun, Zadar

The Greeting to the Sun, Zadar

Butterfly #1

Butterfly #1

Something happened during the bus ride to Plitvice that made me a half wet blanket for the rest of the trip. I sincerely apologise for this. I’m not usually the one who offers explanation but if anyone wants to know what really happen in Croatia, I am ready to talk about it (limited to Manchester Circus only oops!).

Day 2 & 3: Plitvice Lake National Park 

We reached our accommodation slightly earlier than the check-in period, but did not inform the owner in advance. The landlady was quite annoyed (and rude), but let us put our bags in our rooms at the end. After settling down, we set foot to the national park.

Plitvice, a UNESCO heritage, is famous for the lakes and waterfalls. The first day, we walked around the lakes and we were all close together so we followed the same route. On the second day, we set foot to see majestic waterfalls! We split up and walked at different paces; I was taking a lot of pictures so I was quite left behind.. unfortunately.

Plitvice main entrance

Plitvice main entrance

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Electric blue dragonfly

Electric blue dragonfly

Bee

Bee

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Highest Waterfall

Highest Waterfall

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The view was breathtaking, wasn’t it? I had the weirdest fascination for insects and the most unique insect I saw was the electric blue dragonfly!

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To be continued…

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