Had the best time in Croatia!

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Jul 4th, 2006, 06:22 PM
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Had the best time in Croatia!

My fiance's family and I just went to Bosnia and Dubrovnik, Croatia. We had an awesome time. I have never seen a place so beautiful. Has anyone ever been? How come I didn't hear much about these places? They were awesome!!
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Jul 4th, 2006, 07:23 PM
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caseheld,

Headed there on Thurs.

If you read over the board, there are ton of people who have visited or are visiting in the very near futyre ( a ton going in Sept).

It is becoming a hot spot.

this board is heavy on Italy and France, but increasingly so more and more other destinations like Croatia are topics for discussion.

So glad you had a good time. Do a report.

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Jul 4th, 2006, 07:42 PM
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I'm one of the "September Croatia Contingent"!

Would love to hear more about your trip...hint hint...will there be a trip report coming?
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Jul 4th, 2006, 08:29 PM
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For LowCountryIslander:

Below is the URL of a page about our trip to croatia a couple of years ago.
We covered southern Croatia - Dubrovnik to Split. This year, (October) we"ll be going to Slovenia and northern Croatia.

http://www.travel.stv77.com/croatia/croatia.htm

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Jul 4th, 2006, 10:25 PM
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I am also going on Thursday, tripgirl!
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Jul 5th, 2006, 03:05 AM
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We drove from Dubrovnik to Ljubljana and through Bosnia back to Dubrovnik. Yes, the scenery was something else.
We encountered a wolf in the middle of a mountain road -thank heavens we were in the car and not outside taking one of our many photo opportunities.
We slowed right down and the wolf bared his teeth at us. I let out this scream (which my husband thought was hilarious) as the wolf started to chase us up the road!!! Scary! I was shouting "drive faster!" Like he was going to catch us.
Especially scary to think we had been out of the car 5 minutes earlier when my husband took a "bladder break" !!!
I dread to think.......Aaaaargh!!!
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Jul 5th, 2006, 05:29 AM
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kelly:

what's your itinerary???

Mine is posted on my most recent thread.

carylspall: what a story!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Jul 5th, 2006, 06:07 AM
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Glad you enjoyed yourself! We will be leaving for Dubrovnik on November 4th.

I do agree with tripgirl; Croatia has become somewhat of a hotspot here on Fodors, with quite a few of us scheduled to leave in the near future. Can't wait for my turn!

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Jul 5th, 2006, 06:36 AM
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We just returned from visiting Dubrovnik, Orebic, Korcula, Split and Trogir. Have mixed feelings and thoughts. Will try to post a trip report later.
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Jul 5th, 2006, 07:01 AM
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mjs,

you now have me curious.

I leave tomorrow... any thoughts you want to share briefly.

Kelly also leaves tomorrow, so I know we'd both appreciate just a glimpse of your thoughts...
many thanks!

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Jul 5th, 2006, 07:21 AM
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tripgirl,

here is our itinerary :

July 6 Driving Paris to Venice
July 7-8 Mostar
July 9-12 Dubrovnik

Atlas Daytrip to Montenegro on July 12, are we on the same tour as you ???

July 13-18 Korcula (diving)
July 18, 19 Long drive home to Paris

mjs, yes if you have time share with us, would love to hear about your trip!
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Jul 5th, 2006, 07:22 AM
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tripgirl and Kelly, I hope you both have fabulous trips! I can't wait to hear your trip reports. I booked my airfare awhile back and it feels like its taking forever to get here. I satisfy my craving, at least a little bit, in reading all the great trip reports.

mjs, as I have yet to see anything really negative about Croatia, you definitely have my interest!

Tracy

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Jul 5th, 2006, 07:24 AM
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Kelly, we too are staying an overnight in Mostar so I will be particularly anxious to read about that portion of your trip. Where are you staying? I have e-mailed three places, and nobody has responded. I'm a little nervous about calling, but I will have to go ahead and do so because apparently they don't check their e-mails!

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Jul 5th, 2006, 07:29 AM
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We are staying at the Pansion Rose, 42E per night. I saw them recommended on this board and I think Lonely Planet, they have been great about responding to emails in a timely matter. They have a website :
http://www.pansion-rose.ba/home_e.htm

Will let you know how it works out. I had looked at a couple other places (dont remember which ones at the moment) but the Pansion Rose had guarded parking available and the others I looked at had limited parking.
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Jul 5th, 2006, 07:41 AM
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Kelly, the Pansion Rose was one of the ones that I contacted. It does indeed look very nice and seems to have a good reputation. Did you e-mail them or call them?
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Jul 5th, 2006, 07:44 AM
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tcreath,

I emailed them, in fact we have exchanged about 3 emails each in the past couple days. I am surprised you haven't heard from them. Maybe try them again, they could have had a problem with their email. In any case will let you know how it is!
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Jul 5th, 2006, 08:54 AM
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Mostar was the biggest disappointment of our whole trip. Ultra touristy.
The ice cream made up for it though! Make sure you have some.
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Jul 5th, 2006, 10:14 AM
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carylspall,
Did you get to any of the towns around Mostar ? We will have 2 days and were thinking of trying to see a couple other places on the way to Dubrovnik like Pocitelj or the waterfalls at Kravice.
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Jul 5th, 2006, 10:23 AM
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We too are thinking about straying away from Mostar to visit some of the surrounding areas, basically using Mostar as a base. Mostar itself looks interesting enough but I found the surrounding area to be of great interest when I started researching.

Kelly, I just sent Pansion Rose another e-mail. Hopefully I will hear back soon!

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Jul 5th, 2006, 11:34 AM
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All: I still find it hard to undertand how so many peole visit Croatia and Slovenia and Bosnia without seeing Plitvice.

After many visits to the former Yugoslavia, I have always placed Plitvice as the number one sight to experience. It would be like traveling the Western USA and bypassing Grand Canyon.

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