Croatia Journals

A glimpse of Croatia

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A travel journal to Croatia by dangaroo

Quote: A look at Croatia's big cities and some of its islands

Rab not that Fab

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Rab is a Croatian island just off the Istrian coast in the Adriatic Sea, it is in the region of Primorje-Gorski. It was one of the Croatian islands that I had not visited until recently, so we decided to check it out for a few days last year.The island was first mentioned by the Illyrians in 360BC, it was part of Liburnia and later the Roman empire, the Romans built a city around the town of Rab and also named it Municipium. The rest of the history is not a lot different from any Istrian or Northern Croatian places, it switched ownership between the Venetians, Byzantines, Hugarians, Croatians, French and spent a hundred years under the rule of Austria from 1815 to 1921. The founder of San ...Read More

Zagreb (General)

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Zagreb the wonderful capital of Croatia is one of my favourite European cities, cold in the winter and warm most of the rest of the year, it's a great place to spend afternoons outside the cafes and bars that line the cobbled streets. The city which has become popular with tourists in recent years has seen numerous budget options pop up in the form of hostels and the days of having to stay in the dour HI hostel nicknamed "The Prison Hostel" for its miserable staff and lack of light has long gone.To compliment the wonderful choice of places to wine and dine is a fine selection of magnificent buildings and statues from the stunning National Theatre through to the horse statue on Trg Jelacic ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 22, 2009

Dubrovnik (General)

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Until recent years Dubrovnik had lived a fairly happy life, initially living under the protection of the Byzantine Empire until it was a sovereign state under the rule of Venice and later Hungary, Dubrovnik and its surroundings then known as the Republic of Ragusa was completely independent for 4 centuries, it was a wealthy state and abolished slavery as early as the 15th century and accepted many Jewish refugees from the Iberian countries, the Republic had good diplomatic relations with pretty much everyone and did well as a sea-faring nation and even set up settlements as far away as India and the USA with their merchant navy, bringing back their findings. It suffered an earthquake badly in the 16th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 21, 2009

Karaka

Attraction | "Rocking on Heaven's Door"

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I don't make a habit of visiting Irish bars when I'm travelling unless I'm seeking out a football match, I can't even use this excuse here though! What I do tend to look for is a rock orientated bar and I was travelling with someone who was partial to an expat bar who somehow managed to persuade me that Karaka - the Irish bar in Dubrovnik was the place to find rock music.To be fair, he wasn't far wrong. Located in a busy little side-street, Karaka seems far too small for the amount of custom it manages to draw in. I suppose that part of the charm of this pub (which doesn't really resemble an Irish bar other than some tat on the wooden walls inside) is getting their early so that you can gr...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 22, 2009

Karaka
Navicula d.o.o. - Molunat 73
Dubrovnik, Croatia
+385 20 358 108

Rijeka

Attraction | "Rijeka Rejects Ya"

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Ok that was probably the worst title ever in retrospect! Travelling with our dog in the summer of 2007, proved fun, interesting and occasionally difficult. Whilst Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary was a breeze. Slovenia average and Croatia awful - in regards to travel possibilities with a dog and without a car! Having left Postojna in Slovenia around 2 on the train to Rijeka, on arrival we walked the short distance to the bus station because we weren't intending to stay in Rijeka but instead head straight for the island of Cres, a short journey by ferry but mostly by bus. The bus driver was having none of it though, so we unexpectedly ended up staying in Rijeka. Rijeka is far more hectic...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 21, 2009