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Plitvice Lakes National Park

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“How is this place real?” Walking around Plitivice Lakes National Park, I could not stop saying this. We hiked this UNESCO Natural World Heritage site for almost a full day and I felt like I was in a dream the whole time.

The park, which S insists on calling a “water park”… is a 2.5 hour drive from Zadar through the gorgeous, green, mountainous landscape of Croatia’s interior, near the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. Consisting of about 16 lakes, all connected by a series of rivers and waterfalls, it’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. It’s one of those places that can make you feel completely at peace, dwarfing everyday tasks and stresses with its grandness, beauty, and purity. The park’s expansiveness, the lush vegetation, and the brilliant greens and blues of the water are a thousand times more beautiful and moving in reality than in these photographs. So, you’ll just have to go and see for yourself! And maybe stop at one of the restaurants along the way for some lamb or suckling pig roasting on a spit!

 

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Warning, bears on bikes?!

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The view from the car window.

 

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Dinner on the drive home!   I asked these men if I could take their photograph, and they said only if they weren’t in it…so they turned around.

 

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I'm an American living in Mainz, Germany and, after a a one-year sabbatical from office life, working as a corporate lawyer in Frankfurt. While living in Europe with my fiancé, my goals are to see as much art, taste as much food, and experience as much life as possible.

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  2. Love, love, absolutely love the pictures! ❤ 🙂 The lakes are simply wonderful!

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