Plitvicka Lakes National Park

After one day in Zagreb recuperating from jetlag, I departed heading towards Split. Along the route is must-see Plitvicka Lakes National Park.

Unfortunately, I was traveling in August, height of the tourist season. The park was gorgeous but so crowded that in some narrow sections of the trail it resembled NYC subways at the height at rush hour (during normal, not covid times).

Still, the turquoise water resembled the Caribbean. At almost every turn there was a waterfall or a breathtaking view.

I’d vowed a few years before to never travel in August to anywhere in Europe. This experience doubled my resolve.

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