Trip Start Jun 09, 2010
18Trip End Jul 22, 2010
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During the night, Lisa and I were convinced we were getting attacked my the same little biting fly that kept hopping back and forth between our bunks. Each of us woke up in the morning with at least 20 bug bites all over our arms and legs. And as an added bonus, I also got a lovely bite on my eye, which was swollen shut when I woke up. Bring on the Benadryl.
Today we took a trip to the Plitvice Lakes, a gorgeous National Park in Croatia. Many of my German relatives had actually visited Plitvice- some over 30 years ago- and told me how beautiful it was. I had read about Plitvice and seen pictures, but it was nothing compared to the beauty I saw first-hand. The whole park is a series of flowing waterfalls and lakes. A walk through the park and you are treated with the most beautiful blues and greens you've ever seen. The water was so clear, you could see the hundreds of fish that lurked below, looking for food. We ate lunch with a great view of the lake and backdrop of the lush greenery behind it. We walked around for a few hours, never getting bored with the beauty of the park.
After heading back to Zadar, we decided to walk around the old town to get some dinner and, of course, gelato. I had calamari and a glass of wine; Lisa had a Croatian crepe. We had some of the most beautifully presented gelato. It was pretty good, but still did not compare to Italy's gelato.
Before going to sleep, I sprayed myself down with a healthy dose of bug spray. Bring it on, biting flies.