This summer is shaping up to be an extra special one!
Is it really May already? How did this happen? After planning to slow down a little in 2016, I ended up visiting Morocco, France, Chile, Argentina, Sweden, St Martin and St Kitts all in the space of a few months. It was an accident I promise!
I’m really enjoying being back home at the moment, but guess what? It’s shaping up to be one big summer of adventures…
So what’s coming up?
Well firstly, I’ve spent the best part of the last four months overindulging. South America was all about huge steaks and red wine, while the Caribbean was about cocktails and carbs. I’m a firm believer that you should stick to what you’re good at, and it just so happens that I’m much better at drinking on a beach than exercising… See?
Time to take a tour from Dubrovnik in Croatia to Mostar in Bosnia.
I’ve written before about how easily photos influence my travel plans. Instagram is a dangerous place – full of bucket list inspiration! So when I came across a photo of Mostar’s stunning green river and beautiful old bridge, the first thing I did was check it wasn’t photoshopped. Image verified as real, the second thing I did was booked a trip to see it for myself. Nothing prepared me for the impact this trip would have. Once I saw beyond the beauty, I was left with a tragic tale of a former war zone.
I booked the Dubrovnik To Mostar Day Trip with Viator. We made our way by coach towards the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina, then on to the country’s fifth largest city Mostar. I was in the safe hands of tour guide Josef and barely noticed the two and a bit hours on the coach, distracted by views of tree-topped mountains, the picturesque Elefit Islands and of course, the turquoise waters of the Adriatic.
Everything you need to know about visiting Krka National Park in Croatia.
In the end, I went for Krka. I’ll admit it was partly because the journey time was shorter! The tour with Split Excursions cost 56 Euros, and would take me to see the famous waterfalls, the amazing panoramic view of Visovac Monastery, and then stop in the city of Šibenik to see the UNESCO Cathedral. Plus, at lunch we would have the opportunity to sample some delicious Dalmatian food.
Leaving Split at around 8am, it was a few hours drive to the park. However, with a chatty tour guide outlining the history of Croatia, and telling anecdotes about everything from wine production to his wife being a beautician, the time flew by!
The views from the window of the coach were mind-blowing. Towns of red-roofed houses perched above the Adriatic Sea. Early morning swimmers took a refreshing dip, while luxury yachts manoeuvred the coastline.
As we reached the national park we saw huge sweeping canyons, topped with thick green forests. At the bottom was mysteriously calm water. As we followed the River Krka, the water changed from a dark shade of blue to a vivid green. I’d never seen anything like it. Continue reading Waterfall Wanderlust… A Tour of Krka National Park, Croatia