I decided to go with REI (Recreational Equipment Inc) who do a great job at incorporating the outdoors on their trips. Needless to say this was an ACTIVE vacation and I loved it! The Croatia multisport trip involved hiking, kayaking and cycling. Our two tour guides, Micha and Davor, were native Croatians and did a phenomenal job of sharing the hidden beauty of their country with us.
Here's a video of the highlights of our trip. I got a GoPro camera just before this trip. I'm not much a photographer (I usually just take pictures on my phone) but the indestructability of the GoPro cameras was a plus and the videos in HD are great!
FYI this was my first bike crash. Lesson learned bike + camera = disaster!
This was my first attempt at using iMovie to create a movie, I have a lot to learn!
We started in Zagreb (the capital) and made our way through the entire country hiking, kayaking and cycling on the way, and ended in Dubrovnik. Staying in Dubrovnik was the hiking and kayaking extension for the trip but I couldn't say no to it, how can I go all the way to Croatia and not see Dubrovnik!
Here's are some other highlights from the trip.
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia's largest and oldest National Park
|I love my chaco sandals, I wear them everywhere!|
City of Novigrad, watching the sun go down
Checking out the local market in the city of Trogir
Touring Dicoletian's Palace in the city of Spit (people still live there, how cool!)
Random piece of history, Diocletian was the only Roman emperor to retire from his position. He had the whole of Roman Empire to chose from as a retirement location and he chose the Dalmatian Coast, I can see why!
Exploring the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzagovnia
Going for a run along the Trebizat River in Bosnia, we went canoeing down it later that day!
Getting ready for a fabulous dinner in the town of Ston, which is home to the longest stone wall in Europe
And finally, Dubrovnik! Here's a couple of views from on top of the wall surrounding the old city, which is all pedestrian, no cars allowed!
|The Adriatic Sea crashing on the walls|
|The main street in Old Town Dubrovnik|
Exploring the Island of Lopud
|You can't get lost on this island!|
Last meal in Croatia, the seafood was amazing!