Travel to Croatia – Episode 489

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Travel to Croatia - Amateur Traveler Episode 489


Hear about travel to Croatia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Jay Ternavan of about this country on the coast of the Adriatic.

Jay says, “for me Croatia has everything you could look for in a travel experience. I went to Croatia the first time about 12 years ago after having traveled extensively in Europe. When I first arrived I said to myself ‘this is the place that has it all'”.

“It’s got everything you could look for from breathtaking scenery with just incredible natural beauty, the gorgeous coastline which is its claim to fame, crystal clear blue waters, there is over 1000 islands, definitely rich in history, a number of UNESCO sites throughout the country, a lot of Roman and Venetian influence. There’s a lot of cultural activities throughout the country, festivals, concerts, great museums to enjoy. There’s palaces. There’s castles. Some of the architecture is just gorgeous, Beautiful restorative buildings, famous orange rooftops.”

“The food and wine is great, and definitely a place to enjoy some seafood, great local wines. So definitely a place for foodies I would say.”

“It’s a place we can enjoy more active excursions, there’s national parks. You can get out hiking, biking. With the coastline, there’s great water sports. I found the people there to be very friendly, very welcoming.”

For a week long itinerary, Jay recommends concentrating on the southern coastal part of the country known as Dalmatia from Dubrovnik to Split. The recommend getting out to some of the islands like Hvar or Korčula as well as Paklinski Islands. Jay also recommends possible side trips to the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro or Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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Show Notes

JayWay Travel
My Croatia Photos
Plitvice National Park
Croatia Backroads Travel – Episode 133
Croatian War of Independence
Travel to Bosnia – Episode 262
Travel to Montenegro – Episode 232
Dubrovnik Cable Car
Museum of Croatian War of Independence
Stari Grad Plain
Paklinski Islands (off Hvar)
Luka Ice Cream & Cakes
A Lesson in Cooking Peka, the Signature Dish of Croatia’s Dalmatia Region
Rijeka (largest port)


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What to See, Do and Eat when you Travel to Croatia - Amateur Traveler Episode 489

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by Chris Christensen

I am the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.

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