Dubrovnik 1.0

141aSimple shoot of architecture from Dubrovnik.

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Dubrovnik – Areal view

This is a photo from the Dubrovnik town in Croatia, soon I will put more photos, because I’ve took whole series phtos like this.

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1.3 Makarska – Croatia

 

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The Tourist’s monument on the main promenade.

Muccurum that’s the name granted by Rome. It was small village when Roman Empire was ruled this lands. But then Slavic came and used this place as a good spot for being like pirates from Caraibes – but here maybe it would sound better pirates from Makarska and they attacked on way to Venice ships.

Then with a visit came Croatian-Hungarian kings, also wanted to visit that places some Turks (XV century) and then Venetian came and loved this place so much that they stayed till A.D. 1797 and after them Kings from Austria came.

During the WWII city was serious destroyed. But now is rebuild and is one of the most important touristic places in Croatia. And all this happened with the same reason like in 1.1 Baška Voda – Croatia – thanks to build highway in ‘60 . So now I came with the visit.

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The main promenade.

But as almost always I’m not a lucky person. In place which is famous from the sun I had a rain ;). But as the true adventurer I’ve took the umerla and started to know city. I don’t know why but when I’m visiting cities I like those ones with old streets and big old market squares. I also like promenades with palms just near the coast. Well here we have promenade – even two, but I didn’t feel “woow” effect, just another place for walk. Nothing special.  Streets and old town is just nice. With many restaurants and cafe bars. From old things is The Franciscan Monastery of 1614 (it’s a museum now  info about musuem) and Cathedral of st. Mark of 1766 in the square Kačić Miošić (he was the Croatian poet) .

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The square of Kačić Miošić

I’ve spent whole day in this town and i think that it’s even to long.  Maybe it was because of this rain but it wasn’t a place where I’d like to stay longer.

 

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Street in Makarska

I think that it can be a good place for the people who loves stay in one place and just rest on the beach.

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The view from the beach.

1.2 Makarska Riviera – Croatia

 

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Makarska Riviera

Well I’m writing about this place just in case when you are photographer and like outstanding views and also a crazy driver who love travel on the border where one false move .. and you are can fly far, far away – which not so stupid idea if you have a wings.

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The beach somewhere on Makarska Riviera coast.

Anyway I’m photographer so I just wanted to take some photos and visit main towns in this place. Name of this Riviera comes from Makarska town. It’s a small spa, very popular for a Polish tourists. But if you feel like a true voyager then in here you will find any specific places. Just another tourist place typical for rest. In Makarska town I will write later.  Let’s back to Makarska Riviera, so It’s the most popular tourist region in Croatia. Is situated between Adriatic sea and Biokovo mountains. This coast has almost 53 km length and was very quiet no tourist zone till 60’s / 70’s when the road Dubrovnik – Split was built.  It’s still only road during the whole Makarska Riviera (it’s  also there a highway but if you decide to go that way you will be not able to see the sea). During the summer time the temperature here is 23°C –  27°C and is still sunny . I’ve decided to go here on one and half day trip. And ofc was raining <3.

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Road during the Makarska Riviera

Towns/villages which I’ve visitied on Makarska Riviera

1.1 Baška Voda – Croatia

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Promenade in Baska Voda

Today I’d like to show you and write a little about the small croatian village – Baska Voda.

Why did I come there? Because I’ve been there as a kid (in this HOTEL) and in my memories this village was a big city with a big hotels and everything was so ‘wow’. So I wanted to compare this childhood memory with today’s reality.

What can I say: Baska Voda is a really small village, but it is nice. If you are looking for a quiet place to spend a vacation – it will be a good choice. It used to be a typical agricultural settlement. There is a rocky beach, which you can see on the photo below.

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Beach in Baska Voda. This mounains on backgraund are called Biokovo.

In Baska Voda there is a main street where you can buy some souvenirs, food and visit the restaurants.

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Main street.

If you will choose this place to stay for a vacation, I think that this is quite good idea, because from this place you can visit very popular Split (only an hour drive by car), Trogir and from Makarska town you can go on the trip to Brać island.

I think that Baska Voda is popular place because it is placed in Makarska Riviera. I will write more about this in the next post.

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1. Croatia – how can I get there ?

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Susnet from Ciovo island, near Trogir. photo:Halina Jasinska

Hello :),

today I want to introduce you to a beautiful european country – Croatia. It is a place with amazing sea coast and mountains. The weather there is nice and warm, what makes the experience even more pleasant. I must mention, that it is a safe place – if anyone is asking. I want to focus on the question: how do we get there?

  1. CAR

How did I get there? Well, by car…  Why? Because my country is not so far away (only about 1500 km) and you have full freedom after you get there. I mean, you can go from city to city without worrying about anything or anyone – you’re not depending on bus drivers and tight schedules of planned trip. If you wanna visit not only Croatia (but for example Montenegro too) you should think about a green card for your car – because almost all of the countries around Croatia aren’t in EU, which means that you need the passport for yourself and green card for your car. Of course you can buy it on the border, but it cost about 20 euro. If you will ask at your country your insurance company should give it to you for free (that is the case in Poland).

There are pros and cons for you:

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  • you are free, you can go wherever the road is leading you
  • you can take more luggage
  • you can make stops in every place, wherever you will get the ‘woow effect’ – or feel the need to photograph some magical view
  • you can stay in a city/village longer, even till night, because you don’t have to worry about schedule

and –

  • in Croatia you have to pay for using the highways (since 2017 prices went up about 5 proc. up to 10 proc. during the summertime – if I remember, for distance from Slovenian border to Split, I had to pay about 220 Kunas (HRK), which is about 30 EUR for one way trip
  • you need to remember, that in the cities you have the parking meters: 1 hour = 10 HRK in smaller cities, but in popular places such as Dubrovnik it is even more expensive
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The beautiful empty road on Hvar island. The invitation to travel throughout Croatia

 

2. PLANE

You can get there by plane ofc. The airports are in Brac, Dubrovnik, Mali Losnij, Osijek, Pula, Rjieka, Split, Zadar and Zagreb. If you wanna go on islands of Croatia by a plane and not by a ferry, there are small companies which can bring you there – for example on Hvar island. For more info check this site -> http://www.ec-air.eu/en/

3. TRAIN

You can get there for example from Hungary, but in Croatia you may not be able to get to all cities. Railway station are in Zagreb, Split, Rjieka, Pula, Sibenik and Zadar. That’s all. So if you plan your travel for example to Dubrovnik, and you don’t have a car, also don’t wanna borrow one, you should take a bus. More info you can find here http://www.hzpp.hr/en

4. BUS

I’m sure that if you are living in Europe, you are able to get to Croatia by bus. I don’t know from which place you are, so I can’t give you a tip how to get there. I’m sure Google will help you  find the place where you can buy a ticket. In Croatia you have plenty of bus connections. So if you don’t have a car, don’t worry – the bus probably goes to a place you want to be.

5.FERRY

You can also travel to Croatia by ferry from Italy.  If you are interested in this kind of travel, please check this page http://www.croatiaferries.com/italy-ferries.htm

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The view of coastline of Split from the Harbour.

 
O.k. I think that’s all. If you have any question about travel – feel free to ask.

 

Quick Hi

Hello everyone 🙂
My name is Halina and I’m a photographer, I also love to travel. At first I want to apologize for my English – I’m still learning, so if you will see any mistake please feel free to correct me. Let’s go back to photography and travels. I’m trying to convert those two things into one. I travel to get great photos and take photos to be able to travel.

This blog – I hope – will be also a guide for you my Dear Reader through the cities/places which I’ve seen and maybe will become an inspiration to jump in train/car or jet and discover new places.

btw.

In the photo is famous city (at least in Europe) – Dubrovnik .

Regards,
Halina