Sunday, May 28, 2017

Saturday, May 27th, Plitvicka Park, Croatia


Independence wasn't won easily here.  You'll remember that, for five years, the towns we are driving through were fighting each other.  While most of us recall Sarajevo, and the awful scenes of snipers shooting fleeing civilians, the civil war was actually much more complex and deadly.

Today was spent driving to, and then hiking through, a popular national park.  And we are so glad that it isn't the high season for visitors.  The trails and boardwalks which allow hikers to see the many waterfalls which flow out of the lakes here were crowded, and they were made more difficult to stay on by everyone taking photos (guilty).

But for outdoor pleasure with only a mild amount of hills and steps, Plitvicka Park is a welcome place.  The hotel we're staying in is always full, and tranquility always available in the cascading pools and waterfalls.  Every country needs a place like this to rest and enjoy a good walk.

To see all of the photos taken today, click on Saturday, May 27th, Plitvicka, Croatia.  

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