Boston Globe Takes its Readers Roadtripping Across Croatia

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International recognition for Croatian tourism just keeps on coming.

No, this is not yet another “best of list”, this time around, on May 20, 2016, to be exact, the Boston Globe published an extensive article Roadtripping through Croatia and Beyond. The author, Sheryl Julian describes her recent12-day  visit to Croatia in great detail, city by city, starting from Zagreb, though Otočac and Gacka river which she describes as a fisherman’s dream, then Split and Dubrovnik. 

Since the journey started in Zagreb, we will mention her impressions of Croatia’s capital first:

Zagreb’s city center, where cars are banned, is easy to navigate. Even without sufficient signs (none for the Croatian History Museum, for instance), locals are helpful, in English and using pantomime. The city isn’t glitzy and there are hardly any American businesses, but upscale shops, a daily farmers’ market, and lively cafes. The coffee here, strong Croatian and espresso, is an important part of the culture and cafe tables spill onto sidewalks.

Here’s what she recommends in Split:

On summer afternoons cruise ships drop off thousands of tourists. If you’re fit, climb the Pjaca clock tower, and if you want a light meal, look for the refined Wine & Cheese Bar Paradox, behind the National Theatre, where you can sip local varietals with a tasting plate. “We have made for you a trilogy of our cheeses,” announces our waiter, “and a trilogy of our meats.” It’s a delicious sextet.

This is her impression of Dubrovnik, and even though she was there during the filming of the latest Star Wars installment, she didn’t seem to mind those Hollywood intruders on Stradun:

Magnificent Dubrovnik, restored by UNESCO after the war, has views of a startling blue sea that take your breath away, churches, palaces, narrow walkways, and steep stone staircases. We walk the ancient wall (for a small fee) for hours. One night we dine at the gracious Taj Mahal Bosnian Cuisine, where we have the first of many homemade chicken soups and meat stews that will follow.

You can read the entire Boston Globe article here.




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