Croatia is one of the most upcoming touristdestinations in Europe.
It is located between Central and SoutheastEurope, on the Adriatic Sea.
You get to visit some beautiful coastline, islands and some amazing UNESCO world heritage sites.
Hi Everyone, my name is Vrinda, you can callme Kuhu and I am 10 years old.
Today I will share with you some tips basedon my visit to Croatia, these tips will help you plan your visit to this beautiful country.
So, Let’s start with the tips: The first one is How to reach Croatia? Croatia can be reached by air, land and water! Sadly, there are not many direct flights toCroatia.
But once you reach anywhere else in Europe, you can take a low budget flight to one of the airports in the country.
It is also quite common for travellers toenter by road from neighboring countries like Slovenia, Hungary, Bosnia.
Another option to enter is by ferry if youare coming via sea route.
In fact, there are many big cruise linersthat stopover at one or more islands or towns like Split or Dubrovnik on route.
Second tip is about Main places to visit inCroatia Croatia has a lot of different places thatone can travel to.
It’s capital Zagreb has a good amount ofhistory.
But, it also has a modern feel with beautifulstreet art spread across the city and various festivals that keep happening.
It is one of the most affordable cities inthe country.
Split is the second-largest city of Croatia.
It is a coastal city, so you get to visitbeautiful beaches as well.
The main attraction in Split is Diocletian'sPalace, which is huge and forms about half the old town of Split.
The entry is free and you can easily get freeor paid walking tours.
It’s a must visit place in Split.
Next is Dubrovnik, also known as the ‘Pearlof the Adriatic’.
It is one of the most famous and beautifulcities in Croatia.
The Old town of Dubrovnik is one of the world’smost magnificent cities with orange rooftops overlooking the calm blue sea.
Apart from these cities, there are other citieslike Pula, Zadar and many islands to choose from depending on your interests.
Like my parents, if you followed Game of Thrones, you will be in for a treat as many important locations from the series have been shot inDubrovnik.
Now let’s talk about Getting Around CroatiaThe most popular mode of transport to travel IN BETWEEN cities are Buses.
There are many bus companies and the busesare really comfortable.
We used FLIX bus.
The buses were quite good and cost less thanother modes of transport.
Trains are not too popular in Croatia.
If you need to travel from one city on thecoast to another on the coast, ferries are also an option e.
there are ferries thatcan take you from Split to Dubrovnik or vice versa.
Ofcourse, islands are accessible by ferriesonly.
Now let’s talk about travelling WITH-INcities.
Public transport is quite good in most bigcities.
In Zagreb, buses and trams connect almosteverything.
In Split, there are buses that can take youaround, but the city is so small that you would normally be walking.
In Dubrovnik, the bus service is quite goodand can be used for local travel.
But, the way Dubrovnik is designed, busescan’t reach every nook and corner and you might need to walk a lot to reach your finaldestination.
Taxi can also be used for short distances.
Fourth one is CurrencyThe currency used in Croatia is Croatian Kuna.
1 Euro is equal to little more than 7 kunas.
Euros are accepted at many places, but ifyou pay with Euros, you would end up paying much more than in the local currency.
Best way is to carry Euros and get them exchangedin the city.
Else, credit and debit cards are also acceptedat most places.
Zagreb, like many cities in central or easternEurope, is quite cheap and you can get a lot by paying less.
If you have been to Budapest, what you wouldspend in Zagreb would be quite comparable.
On the other hand, Dubrovnik is not so pocketfriendly.
Expect spending equivalent to any big cityin Western Europe, like Amsterdam or London.
And now, my favourite thing in the world – Food!!! Croatia is heaven for seafood lovers and youcan get a variety of seafood wherever you go.
We are not seafood fans, so we did not tryit much.
But we did enjoy other kinds of meals.
Croatian food is not world famous as suchbut there are a few dishes that stand out.
First one is Strukli: It was my most favouritedish in Croatia.
Strukli is a traditional dish made speciallyin Zagreb.
It is a delicious pastry, filled with cottagecheese and sour cream, quite similar to a Lasagna, but more creamy and simple.
There is even a restaurant in Zagreb calledLa Struk, that serves only strukli.
They serve the traditional version, but alsosome variations with a modern twist like with truffles, or sweet variations with cheeseand blueberries.
If you are in Zagreb, you must visit La Struk.
Next are Truffle Dishes: Truffles are widelyused in croatian meals and they add a really nice flavour to simple dishes.
For example, we had this homemade pasta toppedwith truffles and it was finger licking good! This was at Fotic Cafe in Zagreb.
You must try truffle dishes.
Next is BLACK Risotto.
It is one of the most famous dishes all acrossCroatia.
It is basically risotto made with Squid ink, that gives the rice a black color.
We are not much into sea food, so I did notenjoy this dish.
Finally, apart from traditional food, croatiais full of nice bakeries and food from all over the world.
You can quickly pick up pizza slices, kebabrolls, sandwiches or sit down in a restaurant for fine dining.
Bonus TipMost beaches in Croatia are pebbled beaches and it becomes impossible to walk on thembarefoot.
Take a pair of beach shoes and you will behappy to play around comfortably.
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