Croatia In Their Words (3)

This April 2020, every Wednesday, I’m using this site to present to you some of the travel writers out there that have visited Croatia and decided to share their thoughts and experiences in our beautiful country…

We’re staying indoors but our travelers are taking us outdoors…

ljuta

Small river Ljuta, near Dubrovnik. My photo, sometime in 2019. Although the name of the river Ljuta means “angry” in Croatian, it’s quite calming to revisit photos of nature right now…

All guided tours are cancelled, but Rilak’s Zagreb Guide is continuing online. Stay safe, stay healthy and check our April 2020 online sections!

It seems the “lock-down” will continue in some form in the month of May as well. Check our Monday Report next Monday about our May 2020 guided tours. Some of the current sections will continue on other platforms, some new sections will start here…

Let’s see our two travelers for this Wednesday…

1. Earth Day Is Every Day

Unlike some other European destinations, Croatia is still not too crowded. Well, during this unexpected outbreak, nothing is too crowded. But, putting that aside, we are still trying in my country to find the right balance between over-tourism and preserving our nature and our heritage. While there are some destinations in my country that are maybe over-dependent on hotels, airbnbs, beaches and bars, big part of our offer are some eco-friendly out-door activities that are becoming more and more popular. It’s good for your health and it’s good for our environment so why not… travel by bike?

forest bike bulls

Photo by Philipp M.

For mountain bikers, Earth Day is not only today (April 22nd), but every day! One such “unexpected mountain biker” is Terry. She joined a mountain biking tour in the region of Dubrovnik in 2016 and decided to share her experience right here.

Although, I have to admit, I haven’t been on a bike myself in a while. If you’re not by the sea and you’re staying in our continental capital of Zagreb and you want to find a place for riding a bike or jogging in Zagreb check my post about our river Sava!

IMG_20170824_102238958God, those sunglasses look awful. I guess it was fashionable. Lake Bundek, Zagreb.

2. Staying Out

Well, currently we’re staying home, but eventually we’ll go out. If mountain biking isn’t “your thing”, a nice walk by the sea in a small town can also be a possibility. One of such famous walks in Croatia is located in the Northern Adriatic, in the region of Kvarner. It’s the famous “lungo mare”, 12 km long, that connects small towns of the bay, including Opatija, a place where Croatian tourism actually started, in 19th century, when Austro-Hungarian nobility started to discover Croatian coast.

opatijaThe famous “Maiden with the Seagull”. Opatija, my photo.

One traveler explored Opatija and Rijeka, our third biggest city that is just near by, and decided to share it in a post right here!

lungo mare 2

Lungo mare and St James Church, my photo.

Next Wednesday will be the last Wednesday of this “unusual” April 2020 and it will be the last part of this “Wednesday Word” series. But, don’t worry, I will continue to recommend to you other writers, maybe in a different series.

Thank you to so many travel writers that have visited our country and written so many beautiful things. And of course, to all those that are presenting interesting historical and cultural facts. In these difficult times, it’s your writing that is helping us to “travel” safely, at our homes.

It seems the “lock-down” will continue in some form in the month of May as well. Check our Monday Report next Monday about our May 2020 guided tours. Some of the current sections will continue on other platforms, some new sections will start here…

All guided tours are cancelled, but Rilak’s Zagreb Guide is continuing online. Stay safe, stay healthy and check our April 2020 online sections!

 

6 replies

  1. Wow – honored that you liked and posted a link to my blog about mountain biking in your beautiful country! I’m following you, too, and reading anything about Croatia always puts a smile on my face and brings back wonderful memories of that great trip we took. Thanks!

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