Croatia Backroads Travel – Episode 133

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Hear about travel to Croatia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Amanda Castleman about a trip to the less explored parts of Croatia: Trogir, Plitvice Lakes, Mount Medvednica, Marija Bistrica, Krapina.

Croatia Backroads Travel – Episode 133 Transcript


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Show Notes

Croatia
Croatia map
Croatia National Tourism Board
Edward Readicker-Henderson
Mount Medvednica
“Whiter Shade of Pale” by Amanda Castleman
Castle Hotel Bezanec
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Frommer’s Dream Vacations
Hotel Arcotel Allegra
Esplanade Hotel Zagreb
Current State Department Travel Warnings
Krapina – Neaderthal Site
Marija Bistrica, Croatia
From Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes

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by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast, and a co-host for This Week in Travel podcast.

11 Responses to “Croatia Backroads Travel – Episode 133”

Nomadic Matt

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Wes

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LOVED the episode. Amanda was a great interview. I’ll be headed for Croatia in a month, so I’ll be sure to post some trip notes here when I get back. I have a daytrip to Trogar (as mentioned by Amanda) on my itinerary. My other daytrip out of Dubrovnik is going to be a day in Montenegro (Bay of Kotor). It’s supposed to be a very scenic drive along the only southern fjord in Europe.

Good to know that German will come in handy. I’ll have my phrasebooks ready!

Wes
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Marilyn Terrell

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I love Trogir and Plitvice Lakes! You could wander Trogir’s tiny streets forever, and the waterfalls at Plitvice are amazing. Here’s a story you might like about a spontaneous trip to Trogir, on National Geographic Traveler’s collection of “Sudden Journeys”:
http://www.ngeo.com/traveler/features/suddenjourneys0705/journeys.html#edward

chris2x

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That’s great. I don’t know if you caught that the author of that is Edward Readicker-Henderson who was Amanda’s traveling companion. That’s the same trip. I am glad you found that.

Marilyn Terrell

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Ah, now I get to hear the other side of that story! Thanks!

Wes

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Just in from my trip to Central/Eastern Europe…

Croatia – LOVED Plitvice National Park. I found it a rare and unique gem that is nothing like I have seen elsewhere in my travels. It was the crown jewel in my 24 day trip.

As for Trogir, I don’t get it. In fact, it was as BAD as Plitvice was great. I had a full day set up to spend in Trogir and found it to be a dead and severely overpriced trap. Granted, it was a Sunday, but nobody was out on the street. It was small, uninteresting and catered heavily to affluent yachters docking for the afternoon or for an overnight stop. It was the biggest single wasted four hours of my entire 24 days. Did I miss something???

Billigflüge

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There are so many beautiful things to see in Eastern Europe, wonderful old Towns, marvelous nature and the overlap and contrats with the modernity and advance that comes into the former communistic countries. Never been to Croatia but Poland is wunderful, too!!

D.P. Sharma

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DOBAR DAN IZ INDJSKE ! I REALLY FEEL SO CLOSE AND NOSTALGIC ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT CROATIA (HRVAT) SIGNIFIES AND STANDS FOR. DURING TWO MEMORABLE STINTS IN IPTF (INTERNATIONAL POLICE TASK FORCE) COMPONENT OF UN MISSION IN BOSNIA & HERCEGOVINA FIRSTLY JULY,1997 TO 1998 AND NEXT SEPTEMBER,2001 TO OCTOBER,2002 I WAS AT BIHAC AND SARAJEVO. FROM THERE I HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO VISIT SO MANY LOCATIONS IN EUROPE AND JADRANSKI MORE IN SPLIT, DUBROVNIK, MAKARSKA ITD…..so foundly i am cherishing to repeat the visits. In fact in the background of my profound exposure to the beautiful people and their so rich languages and cultures etc. I am seriously in the process of setting up some global Tourist expertise. PLEASE WRITE TO ME IF YOU CAN SHARE, GUIDE OR INSPIRE ME IN THIS VENTURE FOR THE OVERALL WELL BEING OF MANKIND. DP

Alphonso Tuttle

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Croatia is referred as the country of a thousand islands. If you have ever dreamed about being on a small island alone with someone, this is the place for you. If you are a nature lover, a travel to Croatia offers: camping, mountain hiking/biking, rafting, scuba diving and skydiving.

Craig Mullins

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Going here in a week woo hoo!

chris2x

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Awesome, Croatia was the top of our list until we started pricing airfare.

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