Croatia: a destination from a fantasy fiction book, because only in fantasies are places this beautiful anymore.
Highlight 1: Beautiful topography. Dalmatian Coast road trip was worth every second.
Highlight 2: Food. It is served in large quantity and is really, really delicious. Our entire trip, we tripped on eating yummy food at different places. Whether it was a restaurant or a small cafe by the street, the food was simply superb.
Highlight 3: People. Ever smiling and oh-so-polite, extremely courteous and they treat tourists and guests with much love and respect.
Highlight 4: Location. Game of Thrones and Star Wars VIII - The Last Jedi has been shot in this country.
I just can't stress enough how beautiful this country is, and no amount of time spent is good enough. In words, I'm going to attempt to describe the charms of this lovely country.
7 days in this country were like a tease. I wish to go back and stay there for at least a few months. Spend more time in each of the cities we managed to just touch-and-go.
We landed in Zagreb, from Prague, at night. This was the only miss of our entire trip. I recommend that you should start your trip from Split, and make it your base to cover the Dalmatian Coast. Next day, early morning, we rented our car, Renault Clio from the airport and left for Plitvice Lakes National Park. Before we hit the highway, we took a stop to have breakfast, at a small cafe which served 'boreks' which was awesome. One of the good parts about Croatia is that its a mix of European and Turkish/Greek cultures and food!
The drive to Rakovica from Zagreb is about 1 hour 48 minutes. On our way to Plitvice Lakes we stopped over at this beautiful town called Slunj. It has waterfalls all around, and man co-exists with nature here. People have built houses around the waterfalls and streams to retain the nature as is.