I didn’t really know what to expect from Croatia. Everyone I know raves about how beautiful and amazing the country is. Croatia is always on travel lists as the place you shouldn’t miss. So I went last week with a bit of excitement (warm weather, sun, beaches!) and trepidation (is this going to be a crowded tourist trap?). I was spending a week sailing around Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, and while it was overly bursting with people (July is peak season), Croatia blew my mind. Every day, I woke up to clear, cool blue water that beckoned me as the days reached close to 100 F (36 C). There were gorgeous medieval towns encased in their original protective walls and cloudless skies that were a welcome contrast to cloudy Stockholm. Here are some photos taken during my trip that don’t even begin to do the coast justice:
The Dalmatian Coast of Croatia was absolutely stunning. My only regret is that I didn’t get to spend as much time exploring each island as I would have liked. (I was tied to the schedule of my sailing trip.) But Croatia and I will reunite soon. There’s still so much of it to see, so many more parks, cities, and swimming holes to explore. I don’t know when I’ll be back, but I’ll be counting down the time in months, not years.