Yes, you heard right! After spending months and months browsing for cheap tickets online, I finally bit the bullet and decided to make this trip official, and there’s no turning back now! I bought my plane ticket! On the 17th July I will be landing in the city of Dubrovnik in Croatia.
I knew I wanted to start my trip in Eastern Europe, and I have agonised for months over the starting city to choose. Croatia is somewhere that has appealed to me for a long time. It has beautiful Mediterranean beaches, historical Roman architecture, and over 1185 islands! I knew that I wanted to take a route through Europe that would lead me to Moscow so that I could have a Trans-Siberian adventure, and after deciding the main countries I would like to visit are Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary and Ukraine, then it made perfect sense to have Croatia first on the list.
I plan on spending around 2 to 3 weeks, but nothing will be finalised so I will be free to stay for much longer if I wish. I plan on getting around the country by bus, and occasionally train. By starting in the coastal city of Dubrovnik, I plan on slowly making my way up the coastline towards Split, where I will stay and relax for a few days.
One of the must-see destinations on my itinerary is the Plitvice Lakes – probably the place I am most looking forward to visiting in Croatia.
No visit to Croatia would be complete without a stop in the town of Pula, famed for having the sixth largest surviving Roman amphitheatre, and I’ve discovered that the annual Pula Film Festival will be held in this amphitheatre when I plan on visiting!
In Pula, there is also the Brijuni National Park, a group of fourteen islands, where I definitely plan on spending some time. On the islands, you can visit a safari park, and over 200 dinosaur footprints have been spotted too!
The final stop on my Croatian adventure will be the capital of Croatia, Zagreb. Here, you are able to visit mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers, museums and botanical gardens, as well as the famous old town.
Wow, there is so much I am excited about seeing and doing, and this is only the first stop on my Round The World trip! From Croatia I will be moving onto Slovenia, and having even more adventures!
I can’t wait!!