All Posts By

PJ and Claudia Appleton

Krka National Park – Slovenia/Croatia Road Trip: Part 4 (Final)

krka national park croatia 2017

Having collected the car from Zagreb airport, we set off for Sibenik, a town near the world famous Krka National Park and a drive of about 3 hours.

Or so we thought…As with many Mediterranean climates at the height of summer, forest fires are an ever present threat.

Earlier that day 8 teenagers had been arrested for deliberately setting a small area of forest on fire, which soon became a big area of forest.

Unfortunately for us and the thousands of other cars heading south towards Croatia’s popular coastal destinations, this meant the authorities having to close a whole section of highway and everyone having to take a little country road the whole way.Continue Reading

Zagreb – Slovenia/Croatia Road Trip: Part 3

zagreb croatia trip journey travel 2017

We rolled into Zagreb train station early evening and decided to walk rather than taxi to our latest Airbnb accommodation.
Good thing we did!

Zagreb is extremely easy on the eye.

We immediately passed through a beautiful green public square, before turning on to a broad, attractive, tree-lined street which led all the way to our apartment.

In the more touristy parts of Croatia, such as Split and Dubrovnik you don’t find much of a difference between the price of a similar apartment in a Western European city.

Continue Reading

Ljubljana – Slovenia/Croatia Road Trip: Part 2

ljubljana slovenia 2017

Having made our way back to Ljubljana from beautiful Lake Bled, we found ourselves with a couple of hours to kill before needing to catch the train to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia.

When planning our road trip, Ljubljana didn’t feature on our list of stops, having been overlooked for the more traditional tourist hotspots in Slovenia and Croatia, but with time on our hands we decided to do some exploring.Continue Reading

Lake Bled – Slovenia/Croatia Road Trip: Part 1

Lake Bled Slovenia 2017
Janez Tolar

After our wedding in Cornwall, England three months ago, we chose to go on a ‘mini-honeymoon’ for five days in a cottage about 30 miles down the road – adventurous or what!

Our thought was that we would be so exhausted from the build-up to the wedding and the day itself that we wouldn’t have much energy to explore somewhere new.

Instead, we made an agreement that we would have a proper holiday a few months down the line where we could throw ourselves into a real adventure.Continue Reading