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Wordless Wednesday: Statue of St. Christoper

St. Christopher Statue
Location: Rab Island, Croatia

 

June 3, 2019 at 8:21 am 6 comments

Mmm Monday: A Tasty Treat

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Seafood Sampler
Location: Rab Island, Croatia

 

Seafood Sampler

 
After driving for three hours across the mountains, we took the ferry off the northern Croatian coast to Rab Island. It was a place to relax and enjoy the beach. After two weeks of touring, it surely fit the bill. We needed a vacation from our vacation.

For early dinner, I chose the seafood sampler complete with mussels, a typical Mediterranean dish on this side of the Adriatic. It was good but no better than the ones I had before. Still, it was yummy in my tummy.

I happened to sit beside a couple who drove from Italy and engaged them in small talk.

“When tourists invade our country, this is the place where we go to escape the horde,” the husband said. “The 10-hour drive is all worth it.” Darn, I heard him loud and clear. Tourists could be both a blessing and a curse with the extra baggage they bring into the country.

Before hitting the sack, I went to explore the island on foot soaking in the beauty of the place and knowing that I might never have a chance to come back to this island again.

June 2, 2019 at 10:48 am 2 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: All-Time Favorites

Plitvice Lakes Plitvice Lakes
Plitvice Lakes Plitvice Lakes
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Parting is such sweet sorrow. It has been quite a ride. I’ve enjoyed every moment of it. Have a great life, people.
 
These pictures are some of my all-time favorites because of the memories they evoke. They were taken at the Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. It’s one of the most beautiful places that I’ve seen or will ever see in this lifetime. In 1979, it was granted the UNESCO World Heritage status.

The park is situated in a deep woodland between mountains populated by varieties of trees and vegetation. It features 12 Upper lakes and four lower lakes inter-connected by waterfalls descending from as high as 2,085 feet. It’s also home to several species of birds and animals.

We arrived at our hotel in Plitvice by half past two in the afternoon. At our guide’s suggestion, we went to the park right after we checked in for the night to give us an opportunity to see the lakes and the waterfalls in the afternoon light. He added that they change to green, grey, or blue based on the direction of the sunlight.
 

Plitvice Lakes Plitvice Lakes
Plitvice Lakes Plitvice Lakes
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When we went back to the park the following morning, we found that the colors of the waters had indeed changed. But I felt it did nothing to diminish the majesty of the place.

The park is truly a hiker’s paradise covering 185 square miles. It offers many trails that lead to hours of exploration. I’d never been in a place where my senses had been engaged all at once. Every scenery was breathtaking especially when viewed from the top.

After our morning hike, we drove for three hours across the mountains to Jablanac where we took the ferry to Rab Island.
 

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June 1, 2018 at 8:56 am 18 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction

Rab Island Picnic

Location: Rab Island, Croatia
 
Food satisfies. It provides comfort when you’re by your lonely self. But it feels better when it is shared. After all, we’re social animals.

The above photo was taken while we were having a picnic lunch in Rab Island. A member of our group thought of sharing the goodies to the island kids. What a splendid idea!

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July 29, 2017 at 9:31 am 4 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Delta

Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Pursuing you in your transitions,
In other Motes—
Of other Myths
Your requisition be.
The Prism never held the Hues,
It only heard them play—

-Emily Dickinson

The Plitvice Lakes National Park is Croatia’s most popular tourist attraction. It’s a hiker’s paradise situated in a 145 square mile wwoodland between mountains populated by varieties of trees and vegetation.

Plitvice Lakes Plitvice Lakes

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It features 12 upper lakes and 4 lower lakes inter-connected by waterfalls descending from as high as 2,085 feet and transitioning into hues of green, grey, or blue based on the sun’s location as the day passes by.

Plitvice Lakes Plitvice Lakes
Plitvice Lakes Plitvice Lakes
Plitvice Lakes Plitvice Lakes

Click any picture to enlarge

It’s one of the most beautiful places that I’ve been or will ever be in this lifetime. In 1979, it was granted the UNESCO World Heritage status.

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June 30, 2017 at 4:32 pm 11 comments

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